Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The daughter of a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancée will stay with the woman's parents while a judge deliberates which family will be given full custody, a judge ruled Thursday.
The parents of Kelsey Berreth were granted the continued temporary custody of her child, 1-year-old Kaylee, in a temporary custody hearing, while the child's father and Berreth's fiancé, Patrick Frazee, is held without bond at the Teller County Jail.
The child will remain with Berreth's family at least until Jan. 3 when the custody case will return to court.
Berreth's parents, Cheryl Berreth and Derrel Berreth, have been watching after the child since Frazee's arrest although the Teller County Department of Human Services has maintained legal custody.
A final decision on where the child will ultimately stay was postponed after Frazee's mother filed a motion in the custody case.
Frazee, 31, was present during the custody hearing and is scheduled to appear in district court on Monday to be formally charged.
He was arrested on Dec. 21 on investigation of a first-degree murder charge after Berreth her mother reported her missing Dec. 2. The 29-year-old was last seen on a Woodland Park supermarket security video footage on Nov. 22.
No body has been found, but investigators believe Berreth is dead.
Berreth's phone pinged a cellphone tower in Gooding, Idaho, on Dec. 25 and her employer received text messages from her phone saying she wouldn't arrive to work the following week.