Patrick Frazee faces additional charges in death of Kelsey Berreth
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Kelsey Berreth, Patrick Frazee

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CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KDVR/AP) -- Additional charges have been filed against the Teller County man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancée.

Patrick Frazee was in court Tuesday for a hearing to determine whether he will stand trial in Kelsey Berreth’s death.

Her body has not been found but police have said evidence suggests she was killed at her home on or around Thanksgiving.

Frazee was charged in December, more than a month after the last sighting of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth on Nov. 22.

Prosecutors added a charge accusing Frazee of tampering with a deceased body and two charges of committing a crime of violence, which would let the state request a harsher penalty on conviction.

Police believe she was killed at her home in Woodland Park.

Frazee, 32, has not entered a plea and has been jailed since his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Frazee sought to find someone to kill Berreth between September and November but have released little other information about the case. Key court records remain sealed.

Earlier this month, an Idaho woman pleaded guilty to helping thwart the investigation by tampering with evidence in the case and agreed to testify against Frazee.

Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, 32, said she moved “the victim’s cellphone” around Thanksgiving but her motive and the nature of her relationship with Frazee remains a mystery.

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