An expected search of a landfill in Colorado is connected to the Kelsey Berreth investigation, a source has confirmed to a local news station.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a spokesperson for Midway Landfill in Fountain, Colorado, told ABC News that authorities had been in contact about a search of the facility, which is about 40 miles from Woodland Park, where Berreth was last seen alive and where authorities reportedly believe she was killed. It is not known at this time when the search is expected to begin.
KOAA reporter Sam Kraemer posted an update on Twitter Thursday afternoon, writing that a Waste Management spokesperson had confirmed the expected search was in fact part of the investigation into Berreth’s presumed murder. The reporter added that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney’s Office have not commented on the report of the landfill search, citing the sealed investigation records.
To clarify, a WM spokesperson *did* confirm to News 5 that this search is tied to the Kelsey Berreth case. The 4th Judicial District and CBI will *not* comment, citing the ongoing investigation & sealed case. #KelseyBerreth #PatrickFrazee @KOAA https://t.co/f6HqqPRWhA
— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) January 17, 2019
Berreth has not been seen since Thanksgiving Day. Patrick Frazee, the father of her 1-year-old daughter, was arrested and charged with murder on December 21. In a news conference announcing his arrest that day, law enforcement officials said they believed Berreth, 29, was no longer alive.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will continue to provide updates when more information is available.