Landfill search for missing Colorado mom’s remains ends
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have ended the search of a Colorado landfill for the remains of a woman thought to have been beaten to death by her fiance.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the search for 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth’s remains at a landfill about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Denver started in late February, and investigators sifted through nearly 40,000 cubic feet (1,132 cubic meters) of trash.
Berreth was last seen in public Nov. 22 with her 15-month-old daughter. Her fiance, 32-year-old Patrick Frazee, has been charged but has not entered a plea.
Investigators say Frazee’s girlfriend told them he used a baseball bat to fatally beat Berreth at her townhome in Woodland Park, then burned her body and planned to dump the remains in a landfill or river.