Authorities plan to return to the Midway Landfill in Fountain to search for the remains of Kelsey Berreth and other evidence in her disappearance and presumed murder, Woodland Park police said.

The search, which is expected to start Tuesday, is expected to last weeks or months, a news release said. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations contacted Waste Management of Colorado regarding a potential search at the landfill in January.

Grisly account of murder of Kelsey Berreth provided by Idaho nurse

Berreth, 29, was last seen in public on Thanksgiving Day at the Woodland Park Safeway with her 15-month-old daughter. Although her body has not been found, authorities believe she was killed at her Woodland Park townhome.

The man she planned to marry and the father of her child, Patrick Frazee, 32, of Florissant, has been charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder in Berreth’s death. A trial likely will be scheduled when Frazee returns to enter a plea March 4.

Testimony from a CBI agent Tuesday provided a grisly account of the murder. Agent Greg Slater said Frazee blindfolded Berreth with a sweater and bludgeoned her with a baseball bat.

Frazee then allegedly burned a tote containing her body and the baseball bat used to kill her, Slater testified.

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