An Idaho woman possibly connected to the death of a missing 29-year-old Woodland Park woman was placed on administrative leave at the hospital where she works at in Twin Falls County, Gazette news partner KKTV reported Saturday.
St. Lukes Health System, where Kyrstal Kenney Lee is a registered nurse, told KKTV’s Twin Falls partner station KMVT that Lee is on a leave of absence. The hospital did not respond to requests from The Gazette.
Lee reportedly knew Berreth’s fiance, Patrick Frazee, who has been accused of murdering Berreth.
Frazee, 32, of Florissant, was charged with two first-degree murder counts under different theories of how the alleged killing was committed. He also faces three counts of solicitation to commit murder.
According to media reports, Frazee, a rancher, met Lee, a divorced mother of two, at a rodeo and the two were romantically involved.
Frazee was charged with two first-degree murder counts under different theories of how the alleged killing was committed. He also faces three counts of solicitation to commit murder.
Berreth was last seen Thanksgiving Day on surveillance video shopping at the Woodland Park Safeway with her and Frazee’s 1-year-old daughter. Three days later, a tower in n Gooding, Idaho, pinged her cellphone.
Her body has not been found, but authorities say they uncovered evidence that led them to believe she was killed in her townhome.
The FBI contacted the Twin Falls Police Department and Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 15 to ask for help with the investigation, a Twin Falls police statement says.
Detectives from both agencies worked with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the FBI “to prepare and serve several search warrants as well as processing some items of evidence,” the statement says.
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