Prosecutors plan to charge Patrick Frazee with five counts in the apparent killing of Kelsey Berreth, including two counts of first-degree murder under different theories.

The Teller County man jailed in the Thanksgiving Day disappearance and apparent slaying of Berreth, his fiancee, was in court Monday morning.

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Kelsey Berreth. Photo Credit: Kelsey Brunner.

Frazee was scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. before Teller County Judicial District Judge Lin Billing Vela in Cripple Creek.

Frazee, 32, was expected to be officially charged with the first-degree murder of Kelsey Berreth, 29, of Woodland Park. Although her body hasn’t been found, authorities say they uncovered evidence that Berreth was slain in her townhome.

The couple’s 1-year-old daughter is in the temporary custody of Berreth’s relatives.

The judge is also expected to address a motion to limit pretrial publicity filed by attorneys for Frazee, who argue that public interest in the case against him could taint a potential trial.

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