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Fiancé Arrested in Case of Colo. Mom Missing Since Thanksgiving

Fiancé Arrested in Case of Colo. Mom Missing Since Thanksgiving

"We encourage law enforcement to take whatever steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation", the attorney said.

Patrick Frazee was seen in handcuffs after authorities executed an arrest warrant, sources told ABC News.

"Today we arrested Patrick Frazee on charges of first degree murder of Kelsey Berreth", Woodland Park Police Department Chief Miles De Young said in a press conference.

Berreth, a 29-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home.

Several law enforcement agencies had searched Frazee's 35-acre propety in Florissant, Colorado, before he was arrested, KOAA in Colorado Springs reported. De Young said they are working to recover her phone.

Police said they have surveillance video of Berreth, a flight instructor, shopping with her daughter that day at a Woodland Park supermarket.

"My office's position is we are not going to unseal records if it will put the investigation itself in peril", Teller County District Attorney Dan May said.

Frazee told police he hadn't seen Berreth since November 22 when "they exchanged" their 1-year-old daughter, said De Young, who told a reporter they'd have to ask Frazee why he didn't attend the press conference. Formal charges against him will be filed in the coming days and an arrest affidavit was sealed.

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"Mr. Frazee hopes and prays for Ms. Berreth's return", Loew said that day.

"So, it isn't just a discussion", the prosecutor said.

The couple shared a baby daughter but did not live together.

The Woodland Park Police Department scheduled a 10 a.m. local time news conference. Her fiance also told police he got a text from her the next day, but the contents of the alleged text have not been released, Fox 31 Denver reported.

Authorities say her phone was tracked and supposedly found in Gooding, Idaho, almost 800 miles away from her home in Colorado.

The disappearance of the young pilot mystified family and friends and led to national social media seeking any information on her whereabouts.

A police investigation was opened December 2 after Berreth's mother asked for a welfare check.

De Young declined to say then what investigators were looking for or what prompted them to search that location.