‘You’ve got a mess to clean up’: Patrick Frazee beats blindfolded fiancé Kelsey Berreth dead before Thanksgiving dinner with family, then makes mistress clean bloody crime scene: Investigators

Frazee tells Kelsey to guess the scent of a candle, blindfolds her then beats her dead, enjoys Thanksgiving meal before burning Kelsey’s body, police say

Grisly details about the alleged murder of Kelsey Berreth continue to be revealed at a preliminary hearing in the murder case against Patrick Frazee, the father of Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater took the witness stand at the hearing in Teller County on Tuesday, revealing details about the murder plot against 29-year-old Berreth that he obtained from interviews with Krystal Lee Kenney, the Idaho nurse who entered a plea deal earlier this month and admitted to destroying evidence.

Until Tuesday, it was known only that Kenney “moved” Berreth’s cell phone in the days following her presumed murder, but Slater’s testimony revealed that Kenney admitted to playing a major role in the crime, and even considered killing Berreth herself on three separate occasions before deciding she couldn’t go through with it.

Slater’s latest testimony shows that Kenney admitted to traveling to Woodland Park, Colorado, on November 23, after Frazee reportedly called her on November 22, allegedly saying, “You need to get out here now. You’ve got a mess to clean up.”

According to KOAA, Slater testified that Kenney said she drove to Colorado from Idaho overnight on November 23, arriving on the morning of November 24. She reportedly exchanged cars with a friend in Idaho for the trip, and said she parked at a nearby community center and walked to Berreth’s townhouse.

According to courthouse reporters tweeting updates from the hearing, Slater testified that Kenney told him she spent 3-4 hours cleaning the crime scene, and said there was blood everywhere. She also claimed she intentionally left some blood splatter behind in order to aid the investigation.

Frazee allegedly told Kenney to look for a tooth that was dislodged when he hit Kelsey with a bat. When she was done cleaning up, she drove to Frazee’s home where he allegedly told her more about the murder.


Slater reportedly testified that Frazee and Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter was in the home as her mother was murdered, in another room.

When Kenney met up with Frazee, she claimed he said, “You don’t know how hard it was to go have Thanksgiving dinner after killing her.”

Kenney reportedly told investigators that Frazee later burned her a bag that once had Berreth’s body in it, along with additional evidence. There are unclear reports on whether the body was burned at a property called Nash Rash or Frazee’s property in Florissant. It does appear that Berreth’s body was at Nash Ranch for a period of time before the evidence was destroyed.

Kenney reportedly said she couldn’t be sure Berreth’s body was still in the bag when Frazee tossed it into the fire, but Slater reportedly said that investigators believe it was.

Stay with CrimeOnline as we continue to provide updates from the hearing.