Authorities in Colorado say a woman with the same name as murder suspect Patrick Frazee’s mother posted an eerie Facebook message shortly after Kelsey Berreth’s death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Frazee was arrested late last year on suspicion of murdering his 29-year-old fiancee in November. Krystal Lee Kenney, a nurse and apparent girlfriend, has pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in helping cover up evidence of the crime.
Reports indicate investigators expressed interest in Frazee’s mother after receiving an image of a social media post from someone with a similar name, as reported by Fox News.
“YAY the witch is dead,” Sheila McCorkle-Frazee reportedly wrote just hours after Patrick Frazee is accused of killing Berreth. The phrase, along with an attached image of Glenda the Good Witch, referenced the film “The Wizard of Oz.”
Woodland Park police officers arrived at Sheila Frazee’s home to inquire about the post, according to a warrant released this week as part of the continuing investigation. Shortly thereafter, though, detectives determined they were chasing a “very strange coincidence” involving another Facebook user with a similar name.
“They saw it, they investigated it and it was not Patrick Frazee’s mother,” said 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Lee Richards.
Frazee is accused of beating Berreth to death with a bat, knocking her teeth loose in the process. He allegedly called on Kenney to help clean up the mess and help look for a missing tooth at the murder scene. As of the latest updates available, the victim’s body has not been found and authorities continue to search a nearby landfill.
Court records indicate Frazee is expected to face criminal charges including two counts of murder in the first degree and three counts of solicitation to commit murder. He is set to appear in court for an arraignment in April, at which time he is expected to agree to a plea deal.