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Kelsey Berreth murder investigators focused on ‘black tote’ in back of Patrick Frazee’s truck: Report

Authorities who took the witness stand at a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the murder case against Patrick Frazee indicated that a black tote bag seen on surveillance camera footage in Frazee’s truck has been a major focus of the Kelsey Berreth murder investigation.

Courthouse reporters in Teller County, Colorado, on Tuesday have stated in live Twitter updates that Frazee was seen on surveillance camera footage at a bank on November 22, the day Berreth was last seen alive, with a black tote back in the bed of his pickup truck.

Investigators who took the stand in the preliminary hearing have not said what they believe was inside the tote bag, just that it’s a significant piece of evidence in the murder investigation. Prosecutors have previously said that they believe Berreth, 29, was murdered in her Woodland Park townhouse on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.

Frazee is facing multiple charges in the presumed murder of Kelsey Berreth, including first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Earlier this month, Krystal Lee Kenney, a friend and former girlfriend of Frazee’s, pleaded guilty to destroying evidence, and admitted in a statement to the court that she knew Frazee had committed a homicide on November 22, and that she moved Berreth’s cell phone between November 24 and November 25.

In court on Tuesday, law enforcement officials reportedly made statements on the witness stand that Frazee and Berreth’s cell phones appeared to be at the same location on November 23, the day after she was last seen alive.

Law enforcement witnesses also reportedly said that the phone appears to have traveled along the same path with Kenney’s phone from Colorado to Idaho, beginning on November 25.

CrimeOnline will continue to provide further updates as more information becomes available.