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Child of missing Colorado woman will stay with grandparents

January 3, 2019
Authorities in Cripple Creek, Colorado, held a custody hearing for the 1-year-old daughter of a missing Colorado woman. The hearing was attended by Patrick Frazee, the woman's fiance, who is charged in her murder. (Jan. 3)

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado girl will temporarily remain with her maternal grandparents as prosecutors pursue a murder charge against the 1-year-old’s father in her mother’s death.

A judge continued the temporary custody arrangement during a closed hearing Thursday.

According to a court-provided summary, those involved in the custody case are waiting to review evidence in the criminal case against the girl’s father, 31-year-old Patrick Frazee.

The next hearing in the custody case is Feb. 7.

Frazee was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth.

Berreth and Frazee were engaged. Berreth’s body hasn’t been found but police say they believe she is dead.

Frazee is due back in court Friday for a hearing regarding evidence in the criminal case.

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