Vigil to be held for missing mom Kelsey Berreth Thursday

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WOODLAND PARK, Colo. -- A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday for Kelsey Berreth, the Woodland Park woman missing for nearly three weeks.

Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. On Tuesday, police released a video showing their last visual confirmation of Berreth. It shows her visiting a local Safeway on Thanksgiving.

Two women who never met Kelsey Berreth now plan to hold a vigil for her safe return.

Amber Overton and Vanessa Nichols say they knew they had to do something for Berreth whose family members live hundreds of miles away.

Kelsey Berreth

“It’s just devastating being so close to home,” Overton said.

Nichols said, “We just feel like its really important that they know she is loved.  I just really think its really important to keep the awareness going.”

Police call this a missing person case, and say there are no suspects.

Berreth, a pilot, has only lived in Woodland Park for a couple of years.

A family friend talks about how much she loves flying. "She would kind of light up when you started talking flying with her that was definitely her passion she loves flying,” Jim Morgan said.

The vigil will be held at Memorial Park in Woodland Park at 6 p.m. Thursday evening. City officials have asked those attending to gather at the park's flagpole.

"We will begin with a brief message followed by candle lighting and a prayer ring," the city of Woodland Park said on its Facebook page. 

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it was offering its resources to local and state investigators in whatever capacity needed.

Through his lawyer, Berreth's fiance recently said that he is cooperating with the investigation.

Memorial Park is located at the corner of North Park Street and West Henrietta Avenue in Woodland Park, which is about 30 minutes by car from Colorado Springs.

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