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The Latest: Court records say 2 knew man wanted fiancee dead

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Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

At least two people knew a man was pressuring his girlfriend to kill his fiancee before that woman's sudden disappearance.

That's according to court records unsealed Wednesday in the criminal case against Patrick Frazee.

He is charged with murder and other crimes in 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth's death. He has not yet filed a plea. Her remains have not been found.

According to court records, two friends were told by Krystal Jean Lee Kenney in October that Frazee wanted her to kill Berreth. The women were later interviewed by police investigating Berreth's Nov. 22 disappearance.

Investigators testified during a Tuesday hearing that Kenney told police he fatally beat Berreth with a baseball bat that day and burned her body.

Kenney has pleaded guilty to evidence tampering and is cooperating with prosecutors.

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10 a.m.

Police investigating the disappearance of a Colorado woman found blood on a bottle of bleach and a mop during a mid-December search of her fiance's property.

The information is contained in court records unsealed Wednesday in the criminal case against Patrick Frazee.

He is charged with murder and other crimes in 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth's death. He has not yet filed a plea.

According to court records, tests of the blood found on the objects are not complete yet.

Berreth's body has not been located. Investigators testified during a Tuesday hearing that Frazee's girlfriend, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, told police he fatally beat Berreth with a baseball bat and burned her body.

Kenney has pleaded guilty to evidence tampering and is cooperating with prosecutors.

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10:37 p.m.

Investigators say a Colorado man beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat after failing to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing.

The grim details revealed in a Colorado courtroom Tuesday provided the first public account of what led prosecutors to charge Patrick Frazee with murder and other charges in the death of Kelsey Berreth.

Berreth was a 29-year-old flight instructor who had a 1-year-old daughter with Frazee.

She was last seen on Nov. 22 near her home in a mountain town near Colorado Springs, south of Denver. Her body has not been found.

Frazee has not entered a plea to any of the allegations. A judge ruled Tuesday that the 32-year-old will remain in jail without bond before his trial.

Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, walks into the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, heads up the hill to the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, is scheduled to appear in court, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Frazee, who has not entered a plea, has been jailed since his arrest. (Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, left, leaves in a car as various media record her exit from the Teller Combined Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Kenney, 32, of Hansen, Idaho, pleaded guilty Friday, to tampering with evidence connected to the death of Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen on Nov. 22. Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater testified Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Kenney told investigators that she and Patrick Frazee became involved in March 2018. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018, file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young speaks about the arrest of Patrick Frazee in the murder of his fiance Kelsey Berreth, seen right, who has been missing since Thanksgiving, at the Woodland Park, Colo., City Hall. Additional charges have been filed against Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, left, leaves in a car as various media record her exit from the Teller Combined Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Kenney, 32, of Hansen, Idaho, pleaded guilty Friday, to tampering with evidence connected to the death of Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen on Nov. 22. Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater testified Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Kenney told investigators that she and Patrick Frazee became involved in March 2018. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, left, leaves in a car as various media record her exit from the Teller Combined Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Kenney, 32, of Hansen, Idaho, pleaded guilty Friday, to tampering with evidence connected to the death of Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen on Nov. 22. Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater testified Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Kenney told investigators that she and Patrick Frazee became involved in March 2018. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)
Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, is scheduled to appear in court, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Frazee, who has not entered a plea, has been jailed since his arrest. (Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, Patrick Frazee leaves the Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, is scheduled to appear in court, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Frazee, who has not entered a plea, has been jailed since his arrest. (Chappin Everett/The Gazette via AP, File)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, heads up the hill to the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, heads up the hill to the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018, file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young speaks about the arrest of Patrick Frazee in the murder of his fiance Kelsey Berreth, seen right, who has been missing since Thanksgiving, at the Woodland Park, Colo., City Hall. Additional charges have been filed against Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2018, file photo, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young speaks about the arrest of Patrick Frazee in the murder of his fiance Kelsey Berreth, seen right, who has been missing since Thanksgiving, at the Woodland Park, Colo., City Hall. Additional charges have been filed against Frazee, charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee, prosecutors said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, walks into the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Patrick Frazee's mother, Sheila Frazee, right, walks into the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, before Patrick Frazee appeared in court. Patrick Frazee, charged with murder in the death of his missing fiancee Kelsey Berreth, tried to convince a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing, investigators testified Tuesday. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)