Kelsey Berreth was last seen at a Safeway on Thanksgiving, shopping with her 1-year-old daughter. Days later, her phone pinged in Idaho. Her family is pleading for her safe return.
Berreth, 29, the Colorado mother is being treated as a missing person “at this time,” officials said on Monday as Berreth’s mother pleaded for help in locating her daughter.
“She’s not the kind that runs off,” Cheryl Berreth stated at a press conference Monday afternoon. “This is completely out of character,” she said, while urging those with information to come forward. She also promoted the Facebook page devoted to locating her daughter.
Kelsey was shopping at a supermarket in Woodland Park, about 20 miles northwest of Colorado Springs.
Authorities said. that surveillance footage showed her wearing a white shirt, grey sweater, blue pants and white shoes, and carrying a brown purse.
“Kelsey loves her God, she loves her family and friends, and she loves her job,” Cheryl Berreth added. “She’s reliable, considerate, and honest.”
“She doesn’t run off, and someone knows where she’s at.”
Woodland Park Police Chief Miles DeYoung provided a timeline of the case, but there are more questions than answers.
Officials on Monday said that Berreth’s employer had received a text message from her phone on November 25 stating that she wouldn’t be at work the following week.
“After she went missing, she took time off,” Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said. He said Berreth’s fiancé and the father of her child told police that he hadn’t seen her since he picked up their daughter on Thanksgiving. Berreth and her fiance do not live together. He is reportedly being cooperative in the hunt for Berreth and has custody of their child.
No suspects in connection to her disappearance have been identified.