According to a local report, the husband named Barry Morphew of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the woman’s disappearance and presumed death just over a year ago.
According to FOX 21 News reporter Lauren Scharf, Barry Morphew was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, interfering with physical evidence, and attempting to manipulate a public servant.
According to court records, Barry Morphew is charged with the murder of his wife Suzanne Morphew, who disappeared on Mother’s Day 2020. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Full coverage on @KRDONC13pic.twitter.com/C5XI8Fszc6
The local district attorney’s office will hold a news conference about the case at 3 p.m. local time, or 5 p.m. ET.
Suzanne Morphew was 49 years old but her husband Barry Morphew’s age is unknown.
Jena Moorman, Suzanne’s sister-in-law, refused to talk with Fox News about the situation on Wednesday, calling it a “private family matter.” Suzanne’s niece, Melinda Moorman, told FOX 21 that she received the news from Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze on Wednesday morning.
Moorman said to FOX 21, “Today, justice is beginning for my sister,”
Suzanne Morphew and Barry Morphew had two daughters together.
Who Was Suzanne Morphew?
Suzanne Morphew was reported missing on Mother’s Day, May 10th, by a friend. Mallory and Macy, her adult daughters, reportedly asked a neighbor to check on her after they couldn’t reach her after returning from a camping trip in Idaho.
She was last seen traveling between West Highway 50 and County Road 225, according to police.
Suzanne was thought to be alone at the time because Barry was attending volunteer firefighter training in Denver, 140 miles away. Authorities searched for her with dive teams, helicopters, and cadaver dogs, but she was never identified.