Family Members Push for Expanded Search for Colorado Mother Last Seen on Thanksgiving

December 10, 2018 Updated: December 10, 2018
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Family members are pushing for an expanded search for a Colorado mother who was last seen on Thanksgiving as officials urged her to make it clear if she’s not in danger and just doesn’t want to be in contact with her family.

Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen on the holiday several places, including the Safeway in Woodland Park.

She was wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, and blue pants. Though she vanished on Thanksgiving, she wasn’t reported missing until Dec. 2.

A few days after the holiday, he cellphone pinged nearly 800 miles away outside of Gooding, Idaho, not far from where some of her relatives live.

The ping could mean different things.

“It makes us wonder what she’s doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there,” Cmdr. Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC.

Some officials believe she may have vanished out of choice but want to hear directly from her to ascertain if that is the case.

“If she’s out there and doesn’t want to be contacted, just let us know that she’s safe and we’ll let her family know,” Adams told CBS on Dec. 9. The department planned a press conference for Dec. 10 but the details weren’t immediately clear. Family members said they would be posting “further details” after the press conference.

“Please be patient with us. We are all very tired and doing our best,” the family said on the “Help Find Kelsey Berreth” Facebook page.

On Dec. 8, the department shared a “missing person” poster with two photographs of Berreth and asked members of the public to contact them with any information regarding her whereabouts.

The FBI is assisting with the investigation.

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A missing person poster for Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen in Woodland Park, Colo., on Nov. 22, 2018. (Woodland Park Police Department)

‘Did Not Pack’

Her brother-in-law held a vigil for Berreth in Washington state, where he urged anyone who sees her to speak up.

“If they see her anywhere, please, please, please, please say something,” Kindle said. He later traveled to Colorado and said from all appearances that Berreth’s departure was spur of the moment.

“After arriving at Kelsey’s house last night and combing through her things, we know 1 thing is certain. Kelsey did not pack to go anywhere. All luggage is here. Her purse is all that seems to have gone,” he wrote in a Facebook post. Both of her cars are also still in Colorado.

The young mother is a flight instructor who has a 1-year-old daughter. She typically works in Pueblo and resides in Woodland Park, which is about 80 miles south of Denver and has a population around 7,600. She’s described as a white female with brown hair and green eyes, standing 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds.

Her brother said the family doesn’t know if any foul play was involved in his sister’s disappearance.

“We really have no idea, we don’t have any more information on it,” brother Clint told Q13. “She’s a flight instructor … never done anything like this.”

From NTD News

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