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Colorado mom caught on camera shopping with baby daughter on Thanksgiving hours before disappearance

November 22 – 

Surveillance footage from a Safeway store in Woodland Park shows Berreth shopping for groceries with her one-year-old daughter just before 12.30pm.

Police say the video is currently the last visual confirmation they have of Berreth. 

The young mom’s fiancé and the father of her daughter, Patrick Frazee, told investigators that she dropped the baby off at his house after she went to the store.  

November 25 – 

Berreth’s employer, Doss Aviation in Pueblo, received texts sent from her phone saying the flight instructor would not be at work for the next week. 

Frazee said he’d received a text from her phone the same day, but investigators have not revealed what it said. 

Berreth’s phone pinged that day on a cell tower in Gooding, Idaho, about 700 miles from her home.

December 2 – 

Berreth’s mother Cheryl asked police to do a welfare check at her daughter’s home after being unable to reach her.  

Cheryl said she had reached out to Frazee, who told her he hadn’t heard from Berreth since she had last texted a week earlier on November 25. 

Woodlawn Park Police officers conducted a community care takers search at Berreth’s home, which was empty. 

Her cars, her clothes and her toothbrush all appeared untouched since Thanksgiving, investigators said.

December 3 – 

The Woodland Park Police Department issued its first notice to the public asking for information about Berreth’s whereabouts.  

‘Please contact the Woodland Park Police Department at 719-687-9262,’ the department wrote.

December 5 –  

Loved ones created a Facebook page entitled ‘Missing Mother – Kelsey Berreth’ to spread the word about her disappearance.

The Woodland Park Police revealed the mom had last been seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweater, blue pants, white shoes and a brown purse. 

December 6 – 

Berreth’s family wrote on the Facebook page that it would be out of character for the mom to leave without warning, despite her pilot experience.  

‘She does not own a plane nor do we know of any local friends that she would borrow one from,’ a Facebook post said. 

‘I don’t believe she has ever made a flight without filing a flight plan. We do realize that it is possible to rent a plane, but I believe someone would be missing it by now.’

December 7 –

Friends and family held a prayer vigil for Berreth outside her brother’s home in Tacoma, Washington.   

‘Please keep praying!’ her family wrote on Facebook. ‘We need to find Kelsey!’

December 10 –

Cheryl joined the Woodland Park Police Department for an emotional press conference asking anyone with information about Berreth’s whereabouts to come forward. 

Police Chief Miles De Young said the department is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and authorities in Gooding, Idaho.

He said no suspects have been identified. 

All planes at Berreth’s place of employment have been accounted for and there is no evidence that she flew anywhere.   

De Young said that Frazee was invited to the press conference, but decided not to attend. When asked why, he said: ‘That’s a question you would have to ask him.’ 

The police chief said Frazee is cooperating with investigators and is currently watching the couple’s young daughter.  

Cheryl told reporters: ‘I’d just like to talk to you a little bit about Kelsey. She’s not the kind that runs off. This is completely out of character.

‘Kelsey loves her god, she loves her family and friends, and she loves her job. She’s reliable, considerate and honest. … She doesn’t run off, and someone knows where she’s at.’

Investigators created an email address where people can submit tips related to the case –