An Idaho woman is being investigated for possibly disposing of a cellphone belonging to Kelsey Berreth, the Colorado mother authorities say was killed by her fiancé and the father of her child, according to a report.
The unnamed woman is believed to be a 32-year-old nurse living in Twin Falls, ABC News reported. She has not been publicly identified or charged with any crime.
Patrick Frazee, Berreth’s fiancé, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder a month after the 29-year-old mother and flight instructor had last been seen alive on Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 22.
Frazee is accused of trying to find someone to kill Berreth three times between September and November and causing her death on or around Thanksgiving, according to charging documents.
Berreth had last been seen arriving at a Safeway supermarket with her 1-year-old daughter, Kaylee, about 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Police said Frazee told them he met Berreth later that day to exchange their child.
Investigators said they have evidence suggesting Berreth was killed at her home in Woodland Park.
Her cellphone was tracked to Gooding, Idaho, three days after Thanksgiving, authorities said. That same day, Berreth’s employers at Doss Aviation in Pueblo received a text message from her phone saying she would not be at work that week.
Berreth’s body has not yet been found, but Twin Falls police announced last week they may have found possible evidence linked to the case.
Frazee is being held without bond at the Teller County jail in Divide. He has not yet entered a plea to the charges filed against him. He is expected to do so at a Jan. 29 hearing.