New details in the case of missing Colorado mom appear: a nurse is charged

Cheryl Kahla
Feb 06, 2019
06:58 A.M.
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An Idaho nurse is the latest person being investigated in the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth, the missing Colorado mother who was last seen on Thanksgiving 2018.


The nurse is being investigated for disposing of Berreth’s phone through her role if any in the disappearance of Berreth is as yet unknown.

Patrick Frazee, Berreth’s fiancé, was arrested and charged in early January 2018 on two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder.


The nurse who was identified as Krystal Lee has been cooperating with investigators and it is possible she will come to a plea agreement on her felony charge of tampering with physical evidence.

Lee would be facing a maximum of 18 months in prison for the charge. Lee’s next court date will be on January 8, 2019.


Frazee reportedly tried three times in the weeks leading up to Berreth’s disappearance to find someone to kill his fiancé.

The district attorney has not named any of the people who Frazee approached at this time.

Person’s close to the case believes that Lee may have acted under duress when she drove Berreth’s phone to Idaho to dispose of it.


The fact that Berreth’s body or cause of death is not known will become a big hurdle when ultimately trying the case.

"Without a body or cause of death, the prosecutor has to prove the death without any question," former prosecutor Bob Grant said.


Berreth’s parents who currently have custody of their granddaughter Kaylee have filed a wrongful death suit against Frazee.

Just one day before Frazee appeared in court, a mother-of-four – including newborn twins – went missing after leaving a local bar in Lexington, Kentucky.

Savannah Spurlock, 23, was allegedly taken to a home about 40 miles from her last-seen location by two men. The men were questioned, but no charges were brought against them.

Anyone with details of Spurlock's whereabouts can contact the Richmond Police Department on 859-624-4776 to or write to detective@richmond.ky.us.

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