Deceased/Not Found CO - Kelsey Berreth, 29, Woodland Park, Teller County, 22 Nov 2018 - #16 *ARREST*

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  1. Have we confirmed that she worked 12 hour shifts?
     


  2. Or he claimed to be the father and, having no one present to dispute it, he completed a paternity test to prove it.
     
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  3. Jennifer17

    Jennifer17 Former Member

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    I would think for a flying instructor there would be time limits on how long she could work in one day.
     
  4. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Only if they found her body. JMO.
     
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    NanZDrew Well-Known Member

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    Her concern at the time was probably Baby K's safety and letting CPS handle it to ensure the child did not become a hostage.
     
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    NanZDrew Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering this, too!
     
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    NanZDrew Well-Known Member

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    True. Most likely so.
     
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    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. The court can’t prohibit someone from moving. The party that moves might have to accept financial responsibility for transportation costs asssociated with visits. Omg, people get job transfers all the time.
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    I don't know where the 12 hour shifts idea came from. I think her family only said she had long days and mentioned her 70 mile commute one way to Pueblo. Driving 140 miles a day adds hours to the day where she was simply driving. Hypothetically, if her shifts were a normal 8 or 9 hours, add on the driving time and you have close to a 12 hour day. MOO.
     
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  10. 1wonderleads2another

    1wonderleads2another Well-Known Member

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    I agree with most of this except the part where she wanted to move back to Idaho. She bought her condo in May, she had her dream job in Colorado.

    IMO, as some have said, it’s likley she was pregnant with baby 2 and PF was not happy about it. I think he may have just been using KB / leasing her on with breadcrumbs (gaslighting possibly) and had zero intentions of ever marrying her .

    Her being pregnant again could also be why whomever he solicited to kill her may have refused/backed out . It’s one thing to kill an adult, but next level evil to kill a child or a pregnant woman.

    Baby K may have been spared due to his mom being attached to her.

    MOO
     
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  11. WhimsicalWillow

    WhimsicalWillow All of my posts are MOO & accuracy not guaranteed

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    I wonder how much information the public will receive on this case, going forward?

    I don’t think KB was pregnant again. Also, I don’t think KB wanted to marry him anymore.

    I believe PF was attached to his mom and did not want to move from the ranch to live with KB.

    KB’s Mom said that things hadn’t been according to plan given PF’s financial situation.
     
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  12. OldLadyBlues

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    I met my abuser through mutual friends - 6 different friends had him in their circles. Not one of them had any idea about him - they all thought he was great. Please don't assume that people are what they say they are in person either. Most don't understand themselves or know who or what they are yet, unless they have failed relationships behind them. They are charming, charismatic, smart, funny, and share your interests. They are master manipulators. Unfortunately, it is more likely the man you are interested in is engaging in unsavory behaviors than not. But most are not murderers. They ruin your life in other ways and most women don't realize it until it gets beyond the point of no return. The reason women are murdered by men they love is toxic masculinity, the patriarchy, and the entitlement and privilege that men are raised with, at home and in the culture at large. It is so beyond anything women can understand. Women live to help and please. men live to be pleased and to be catered to. Their outrage at not being treated the way they believe they deserve is what causes this violence. That and their lack of empathy and lack of ability to love, lack of executive function, and proclivity toward risk taking and low impulse control. And their grandiosity - they are better and smarter than everyone else. What they believe is what is right and no one knows any better. not accountable to anyone - even the law.

    Emotional self-regulation and basic psychological development (and lack thereof) as children creates most of these issues. Toxic masculinity. Boys don't cry. Be a "good" boy. Don't be "bad". Parents who can't help their children identify their feelings and learn to manage them, and to distinguish feelings from actions. Parents who ignore or deny their children's feelings. Parents who punish kids for "acting out", like expressing normal, healthy emotions. That's when kids start splitting others into all good and all bad, and projecting bad behaviors onto others - unable to see themselves as responsible. If kids aren't able to mentalize - to understand the mental states of themselves and others - a form of intellectual empathy, or to see themselves as separate from others and to accept themselves (including their *bad* feelings) as worthy and valuable, it's going to end up damaging other people.

    I'm so sorry you had to go through being abused, dear. Truly I am. I have also raised 2 sons who are fully developed emotionally. They are entitled to my unconditional love.
    I have read through your post several times and for the life of me, I can't understand what you are trying to say. My post was more about outright mental illness than the superiority(?), entitlement (?) toxic masculinity (?), lack of empathy (?) and just general guy-type bashing. What I DO understand though is if one of my sons showed any ONE of these traits, he wouldn't have been under my roof very long.
    IMHO and nothing more.

     
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    Why would it be likely that she was already pregnant with a second child? We are not even sure what the status of their relationship was, they were not even living together. It doesn't seem like it would be a very good time to have another child, especially since they were concerned about finances. Imo
     
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    There is a big difference in a seasoned Farmer/ Rancher family man and a young 3 horse 35 acre wannabe ! Rant over !
     
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    I don’t think baby K was planned, if baby 2 was on its way it was not planned either. IMO

    I don’t feel full custody was his motive and I don’t believe KB was planning to move back to Idaho (and if she did , he could simply go to court and easily prevent her from taking baby K with her to Idaho...or anywhere outside a a reasonable distance from his residence.)

    So what’s his motive ?
     
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    I can't work out his motive either. If they shared K, 50/50, she may have had to pay him child support.
    I just have to think that he was controlling and she did express feelings of discontentment and he shut her up.
    Because she seems to have been such a private person, I don't think that we will ever know if there were prior incidents of domestic violence, but IMO, he seems the type.
     
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    How good could she of known him ? Short internet courtship - gets pregnant right away- 9 months of that time she was PG - she is killed close to a year after birth. IMHO the red flags were most likely flying daily ! Just a speculation of course .
     
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  18. BuySellTrade

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    I posted in the last thread about my experience of "Christmas tree" patrol when I worked for the USFS. Before university and during university I worked as a Forest Tech for the USFS and then was a Forester post graduation. My last position was a District Silviculturist in charge of reforestation, stand improvement, and cutting prescriptions for timber sales. This occurred between 1969 and 1985 but I am retired now on a NF inholding and the local USFS still sells permits and provides maps to folks wanting to get trees. Time has past and this was in California not Colorad0 so specifics vary now.

    Repeating myself, Christmas tree patrol was a fun thing and separate on a volunteer basis from one's regular job plus there was overtime as long days and on weekends. That time of year staffing is low so it was mostly the year round professional employees. I had similar experiences on two different ranger districts. The USFS sells Christmas tree permits. One needs to have a permit visibly attached to trees cut. They cost now I think $20.

    "Civilians" were given maps that had areas excluded for cutting and areas suggested or even designed for cutting. Part of this is that there are different tree species. For example red fir and noble fir are what are known as "silver tips" on the Christmas tree lot. The silvertips grew in specific areas and at higher elevations. Locals but even more so folks from the urbanized area 80 miles away made the outings (often the areas were popular for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing other times of the year and had good all weather roads). Much of the commercial timber harvest was clear cuts so there were plantations of Christmas tree sized trees. Suitable plantations were shown on the maps and trees within the plantations marked as non-cut trees. All other trees were fair game for those with tree permits. Being higher elevation often the roads were plowed of snow and folks were directed toward areas where they were less likely to have problems like getting stuck. In general plantations were off limits for cutting unless designated. There were also Douglas-fir plantations designated for cutting but the DF and other species not desired like the silvertips. Some Douglas-fir plantations that had excess trees for a commercial crop were "pre-commercially thinned". Contracts were let for plantations thought to have good Christmas tree potential where the contractor had "salvage rights" and could remove cut trees suitable for sale. This reduced the cost of thinning or even brought in some revenue but wild DF are thinner in foliage than the manicured and grown for Christmas trees that are most commonly sold. Also areas were set up for Boy Scouts to cut and raise money for their needs.

    To Christmas tree patrol was mostly to go to near the silvertip and other areas where people knew they could cut. We had maps and permits we could issue on the spot. So the job was fun and merry and we got to interact and be a presence with the public, often families having a quality experience. In the silvertip areas there would be check points going in (recall often in snow or at least winter weather) where we said hi to everyone and counted vehicles. Then was counted vehicles coming out and if vehicles did not come out we would cruise around and get folks out that were stuck, public safety. We were a lurking presence in any case to make sure damage wasn't done, people had permits, and public safety. Also there were people referred to as "Christmas tree poachers" cutting illegally without regard to damage for their own profit. It did no happen much if there were "rangers" roaming about. If we saw evidence, LE would act and we did not confront. I remember this well because it was fun. There were times we decorated our trucks and had coffee and hot chocolate for the public. We often got cookies.

    So it did not seem logical to dispose of a body on Fed lands where there are "rangers" lurking and public cutting. Seems reasonable that one looking to dump would go away from Christmas tree areas. An outdoorsy local like say PF would know areas to get good Christmas trees but also areas where the roads were still decent but people scarce during the holidays. Cattle grazing areas are mostly in pine forests and not in the more alpine forests where prime Christmas trees reside.
     
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    Hi! Still catching up. Hope everyone had a nice holiday if you celebrated.

    I wholeheartedly agree with every point you made.

    And as a transgender man who spent all of my life minus the last 2 years as a "feminine" lesbian I have seen the horror of male entitlement and every point you raised.

    And as a "passing" transgender man who has spent the last 2 years having a sudden white guy privilege shoved down my throat I am "privy" to the passive and sometimes not so passive violence inflicted against women every minute, every hour, every day.

    The "locker room" talk.

    All I can say is I appreciate your insightful post. And I think you are absolutely correct.

    Hopefully we can educate and raise our men differently. It's violence inflicted, not violence deserved.
    jmo
     
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  20. BuySellTrade

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    What you may view as huge and remote and lacking in people is perceived differently by the rural and local people, particularly if they make their living from the forest (ranching, logging, research, etc.). You may not be aware that you are being directed where the roads are better. What seems empty is "busy" to locals when it is Christmas tree season (or mushroom season or hunting season or ….). Government folks are lurking about too. Visitors to the "wilderness' have a much different perception than those that live nearby and that is the landscape where they live.

    That said being a local boy and a "cowboy", PF probably knows the local forests like breathings. PF knows where the roads are good nd bad, where there tend to be more public, where the government employees/wardens lurk, where there all mine shafts and cliffs, and so on. Lots of area to dispose of a body. Wildlife eats and scatter the body. This time of year snow hides.
     
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