Churchgoers hold vigil for missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth
Just hours after the arrest of her fiance, churchgoers in Kelsey Berreth’s home state of Washington were holding a vigil.
The Colorado flight instructor and mother of a 1-year-old daughter was last spotted on Thanksgiving. Nearly one month later, Patrick Frazee was charged with her murder.
Berreth, who grew up in Moses Lake, Wash., attended school at Moses Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church, reported Spokane affiliate KXLY-TV.
But prayers weren’t enough for the worshipers upon learning that Colorado cops believed Berreth was dead.
“Everybody is devastated,” said attendee Sandy Larsen, who watched Berreth grow up. “We don’t know what to do, so we came together to pray for her family tonight so that God would just be with them, comfort them.”
Berreth, 29, had been seen last on Nov. 22 with her child, Kaley, near her home in Woodland Park. Although her remains have yet to be discovered, new information is narrowing down the search, say cops.
Frazee, 32, is being held without bond pending his next hearing, which is Dec. 31, reported Denver TV station KMGH.
“There’s been an aching in our hearts of pain that doesn’t go away,” said church member Judy Twigg. “Hard to believe that a girl like Kelsey could have somehow found herself in this position.”
Jeremy Loew, Frazee’s attorney, said his client is cooperating with authorities.
“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,” Loew said in a statement.
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