A local Colorado news station has corroborated previous reports about the Idaho nurse who is believed to be part of the ongoing investigation into the presumed murder of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a news outlet in Twin Falls, Idaho, identified the woman as Krystal Lee, who also reportedly goes by the name Krystal Kenney. Colorado news station KRDO confirmed their reporting found this to be the same woman who is reportedly being investigated for allegedly disposing of Berreth’s cell phone, which pinged in Gooding, Idaho, on November 25, three days after Berreth went missing. Gooding is about 40 miles from Twin Falls.
KRDO reports that Lee is a divorced mother of two children, who worked as a pre-op nurse at the St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. The hospital reportedly confirmed Lee is now on a leave of absence, but did not specify how long ago the leave began.
Sources reportedly told the news outlet that Lee was involved in a “romantic relationship” with Patrick Frazee, the father of Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter, who was arrested on December 21 on suspicion of murder. Berreth’s body has not been found, and authorities announcing his arrest at a news conference last month said they believe a crime took place in Berreth’s home.
Although officials also said at that time that further arrests were a strong possibility, no other suspects have been named. KRDO reports that Lee’s name does not appear on any records indicating she is in custody in Idaho.
Authorities have not publicly identified the woman.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.