WOODLAND PARK, Colo. – Family members made an emotional plea for help Monday afternoon as authorities continue to search for a Colorado mother who has not been seen since Thanksgiving.
Woodland Park police said the young mother was last seen on surveillance cameras shopping at the Safeway in Woodland Park with her daughter on Thanksgiving. But 10 days passed before Kelsey Berreth was reported missing, according to KDVR.
“Kelsey we just want you home. Call us if you can. Someone knows where she’s at,” Kelsey’s mother, Cheryl Berreth, said in a news conference on Monday afternoon.
Kelsey Berreth is an aviation instructor at Doss Aviation in Pueblo and a mother to a 1-year-old girl.
“She’s not the kind that runs off. This is completely out of character,” Berreth said. “Kelsey loves her God. She loves her family and friends and she loves her job. She’s reliable, considerate and honest.”
Kelsey’s fiancé, Patrick Frasee, last saw her on Thanksgiving Day when he picked up their daughter.
Three days later, police say her cellphone pinged nearly 800 miles away.
“Kelsey’s phone gave a location near Gooding, Idaho on Nov. 25 at 5:13 p.m.,” Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said.
At that same time, investigators say her employer received a text from Kelsey’s phone stating she would not be into work the following week. Police say Frasee is being cooperative. He told police the last text he received from her phone was on Nov. 25. Police said Kelsey’s mother reported her missing on Dec. 2. All of her belongings were still inside her home, except for her purse.
Police haven't given details when asked why Frasee did not call police sooner, but investigators say he is not a suspect.
“At this point he is the father of Kelsey’s daughter and we’re going to leave it at that. This is a missing persons case,” De Young said.
The unexplained disappearance has shaken residents of the small town.
“What happened to her? Because someone with small children, and I have small children myself, you just don’t up and leave,” Woodland Park resident Melissa Cothran said.
Kelsey’s family is determined to bring her home safe.
“We won’t quit looking,” Berreth said.
Police said Kelsey's 1-year-old is currently with Frasee.
If you have any information is urged to call this tip line to report information: 719-687-9262.