Employer of missing Colorado mom who vanished on Thanksgiving received text message that she was taking time off from work

UPDATE, 4:57 E.T.:

In a news conference Monday afternoon, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation provided more details about the mysterious disappearance of Kelsey Berreth, who vanished on November 22; Thanksgiving Day.

According to tweets from a reporter at KOAA, authorities reportedly said at the news conference that a text message was sent from Berreth’s phone to her employer, an aviation company where she worked as a pilot, on November 25, saying that she would be taking some time off.

Berreth was last seen at a Safeway supermarket near her home with her infant daughter. She reportedly met with her fiance that day to exchange her daughter, and her fiance has not heard from her since then.

Police have not yet named any suspects in Berreth’s disappearance.


The desperate search for a young mother and pilot who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying as local police have enlisted the FBI to aid in the missing persons investigation.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kelsey Berreth, 29, went missing on Thanksgiving, leaving many of her personal belongings, including her car, behind at her Woodland Park, Colorado, home. ABC News has confirmed that Berreth, a pilot with a 1-year-old daughter, was last seen at a Safeway supermarket near her home.

Berreth appears to have taken her purse, and her cell phone reportedly pinged in Iowa after her disappearance.

But authorities are considering the possibility that the missing woman may not have her phone with her.

“It makes us wonder what she’s doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there,” Commander Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department said on “Good Morning America” on Sunday.

Concerned family members have reportedly said that it would be out of character for Berreth to just disappear, leaving her daughter and responsibilities behind.

“I just want her to come home,” Brendan Kindle, Berreth’s brother-in-law, told ABC News. “I find myself calling her quite often and her phone just goes to voicemail.”

ABC News reports that the FBI has now joined the investigation. According to the latest report, Berreth was wearing a gray sweater, a white shirt, and blue pants when she was last seen.

Berreth is white with light brown hair, 5’3” tall, and weighs 110 pounds.

Anyone with information about Berreth’s whereabouts is urged to call the Woodland Park Police Department at (719) 687-9262.