Cell phone records provided significant evidence to connect both Patrick Frazee and Krystal Lee Kenney to the disappearance and presumed murder of Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, an arrest affidavit shows.
Authorities in Teller County, Colorado, released the arrest affidavit for Frazee on Wednesday, following the defendant’s pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, during which previously undisclosed details — some very disturbing — about how Frazee is believed to have killed Kelsey Berreth were shared with the court.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Krystal Lee Kenney admitted in interviews with investigators that she responded to Frazee’s request to kill Berreth on three separate occasions, before changing her mind each time, and later helped clean the bloody crime scene at Berreth’s Woodland Park home at Frazee’s behest. She was also present when Frazee burned evidence, likely including Berreth’s body, according to a CBI agent’s account of the interview Kenney gave.
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The affidavit, included below, shows that investigators were able to connect Kenney to the suspicious disappearance though cell phone call log records that showed Frazee contacted the Idaho nurse around the time that Berreth was believed to have vanished. Further, cell phone tower data showed that Berreth and Frazee’s phone were in the same place on several occasions following Berreth’s disappearance in which calls were placed between the two phones, ultimately leading investigators to conclude that Frazee had taken Berreth’s phone after something likely happened to her.
Investigators reportedly went to Las Vegas, where Kenney was at the time, in mid-December to question her about her relationship with Frazee and what she may have known about Berreth’s disappearance.
But Kenney initially said she had “no idea” who Berreth was until she had seen news reports about her disappearance, according to the affidavit, which indicates that authorities were skeptical of this claim — as Kenney admitted she knew Frazee had a daughter.
“It is unusual that she would not know who the mother of his child was,” the affidavit reads.
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