Parents of Colorado Mother Take a Major Step Against Fiancé Who Allegedly Murdered Her

January 08, 2019Jan 08, 2019

The parents of Kelsey Berreth, who is presumed dead after she disappeared in November, has filed a wrongful death suit against her fiancé, who has been charged with murder, reported PEOPLE. 

Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor from Woodland Park, hasn’t been seen in public since Thanksgiving. On November 21, she was seen with her daughter on surveillance video captured at a local supermarket.

In late December, authorities arrested her fiancé, Patrick Frazee. Frazee is the father of Kelsey's daughter. He faces two counts of murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder.

Berreth’s parents, Cheryl and Darrell Berreth, are also taking legal action. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday in Colorado’s federal district court. The lawsuit, according to PEOPLE, seeks unspecified damages against Frazee for Berreth’s presumed death.

Teller County investigators have charged Frazee with solicitation. This means that he solicited three people or on three separate occasions as part of an alleged murder plot.
The alleged solicitations occurred between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1, 2018, according to the charging documents.

Berreth’s mother, who lives out of state, reported her daughter missing 10 days after Thanksgiving. Frazee was arrest weeks later. He remains in police custody without bond.

Attorneys for the Berreth family did not immediately return PEOPLE’s call for comment. They also did not receive comment from Frazee's team.

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