Woodland Park, Colorado: Those items were among hundreds of pieces of potential evidence found by agents from the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, along with Woodland Park police, when they executed a series of search warrants in the Kelsey Berreth murder case.The search-warrant affidavits and the list of seized items — made public Wednesday — offer insights into the investigation of Patrick Frazee, who is accused of bludgeoning Berreth to death with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day and burning her remains on his Florissant ranch.
Frazee faces two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit the murder of his fiancée, Berreth.
On Dec. 15, authorities filed a search warrant executed on Frazee’s home, which listed 67 seized items. Police took possession of Frazee’s financial records, five pairs of his wrangler blue jeans, a Verizon tablet, his boots, a tan baseball cap and 50 9 mm bullets and two casings. They also wanted items that could provide DNA samples of the suspect and victim.
They also found “four teeth in a small envelope” and a fifth tooth held separately.
One of Berreth’s teeth became a gruesome point of discussion during a recent hearing involving Frazee’s alleged accomplice, Krystal Jean Kenney Lee, an Idaho nurse.
Lee told investigators that Frazee had her clean up “a mess” at Berreth’s townhome after he killed her, the affidavit says. Frazee specifically asked her to look for a tooth that may have fallen down an air vent. Lee found a tooth inside the apartment that included the full root.
But no mention was made about teeth Frazee may have found on the floor after allegedly cracking Berreth in the head repeatedly with a bat. Berreth’s blood was later discovered on walls, in the cracks of floorboards, on a toilet, a mantle and the kitchen refrigerator.
The same warrant also included a request to swab the interior of a washing machine. Authorities wanted to know if they could find Berreth’s blood in the washing machine, the search warrant says.
On Jan. 18, investigators filed another warrant, this time seeking Frazee’s social media records, including private user communications and private notes, photographs on Facebook and stored user accounts.
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The search warrants include one filed on Dec. 3 to search Berreth’s Woodland Park townhome.
It was filed the day after Berreth’s parents reported her missing. They asked for a court order allowing them to search Berreth’s computer and cell phones for any evidence explaining her disappearance. Police wanted her credit cards in an attempt to confirm Berreth was traveling.
Frazee had told Berreth’s parents that she informed him she was taking a trip to Washington to visit relatives.
Authorities continue the search for Berreth’s remains in a landfill near Frazee’s ranch.
Image: From left are Kelsey Berreth and Patrick Frazee.