The fiance of a missing Colorado mom said he “hopes and prays” for her return after she disappeared on Thanksgiving Day last month.
The last-known footage of Kelsey Berreth, 29, shows her at a Safeway supermarket near Colorado Springs with her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Police say she later dropped off her baby at the home of the child's father, about a 20-minute drive from the supermarket.
She has not been seen since.
Her child's father and Berreth's fiance, Patrick Frazee, broke his silence Wednesday after questions were raised about his absence from a press conference earlier this week at which Berreth’s mother pleaded for the public's help in finding her daughter.
Frazee is being cooperative, police say. He has also voluntarily gave a sample of his DNA and allowed police to examine his phone.
"Had he been given more advance notice [about the press conference] he would have participated,” his lawyer, Jeremy Loew, said in a statement to ABC News, adding that Frazee "hopes and prays" for Berreth's return.
"He will not speak to the media about this case, as he does not want to impede law enforcement's investigation."
Reporters caught up with Frazee outside his lawyer's office with the baby girl in his arms. “Patrick, why don't you talk to us?” one said.
He was approached again outside his home. “Sir, can you tell us what's going on?” a reporter asked.
“This is private property. This is a private road,” Frazee replied, not commenting further.
Police have not named any suspects and won't say if Frazee is under suspicion in his fiancee's disappearance.