Colorado police search landfill for missing woman's remains

DENVER — Police are searching a Colorado landfill for the remains of a woman whose fiance is charged with her murder.

Authorities said their search for evidence or the remains of Kelsey Berreth that began on Tuesday could take weeks. The site is about 90 miles south of Denver.

Berreth, the 29-year-old mother of a daughter with the suspected killer, was last seen near her home near Colorado Springs on Nov. 22.

Patrick Frazee has been charged with the flight instructor's murder. He has not entered a plea to the allegations.

Investigators testified during a Feb. 19 court hearing that Frazee's girlfriend told police he used a baseball bat to fatally beat Berreth, then burned her body and planned to dump the remains in a landfill or river.

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Kelsey Berreth was last seen on surveillance cameras shopping at a Safeway in Colorado with her daughter on Thanksgiving. (Photo: Woodland Park Police Department)
Community members hold a candlelight vigil for Kelsey Berreth under the gazebo of Memorial Park in Woodland Park, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, captured on surveillance video entering a grocery store with what appears to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Weeks later, investigators don't know what happened to the 29-year-old Colorado mother. (Kelsey Brunner/The Gazette via AP)
Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young answers questions about the disappearance of Woodland Park, Colo., resident Kelsey Berreth, 29, while her mother, Cheryl Berreth, stands in the background during a news conference at the Woodland Park City Hall. Berreth was last seen Nov. 22, 2018, at the local Safeway store. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)
Kelsey Berreth was last seen on surveillance cameras shopping at a Safeway in Colorado with her daughter on Thanksgiving. (Photo: Woodland Park Police Department)
Kelsey Berreth was last seen on surveillance cameras shopping at a Safeway in Colorado with her daughter on Thanksgiving. (Photo: Woodland Park Police Department)
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