Who is Barry Morphew?
Barry Morphew is widely known as the husband of Suzanne Morphew who was living the good life. There was nothing missing from their lives and the Morphew family seemed to have a strong relationship and their girls loved them dearly. A family friend had once reportedly described their family dynamic as, “The family structure where the husband loved being the provider and the wife loved being a homemaker. They fit that to the T.”
Barry was taken into custody almost a year after his wife Suzanne first disappeared.
How old is Barry Morphew?
Barry Morphew is 52 years old as of the year 2021.
Barry and Suzanne Morphew
Barry is arrested on charges of first-degree homicide, tampering with evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant on the morning of Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Barry had released a video in which he tearfully asked for help for Suzanne’s return after her disappearance.
At the time of the disappearance, Barry, a landscaping supervisor, was apparently out of the station and reportedly around 150 miles away in Denver. He had also tried to maintain his innocence in the matter, releasing a video plea and even offering a $100,000 reward, which was made $200,000.
Barry Morphew Arrested
According to the latest reports, he is being held in custody and will be making his first court appearance on the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021. DA Linda Stanley confirmed that he has retained a lawyer. Barry has long maintained his innocence, but his behavior has increasingly come under the spotlight in recent months. Suzanne’s own brother, Andrew Moorman, said he suspected his brother-in-law had abducted and murdered his sister.
Barry Morphew Video
Barry Morphew recorded a tearful video after his wife went missing last year. In it, he said, “Oh Suzanne, if anyone is out there and can hear this, that has you, please, we’ll do whatever it takes to bring you back, We love you, we miss you, your girls need you. No questions asked, however much they want — I will do whatever it takes to get you back. Honey, I love you, I want you back so bad.
Barry Morphew also offered a $100,000 reward for information on his wife’s whereabouts. The amount was later matched by a concerned family friend.
Barry Morphew Evidence
In a press conference held on the evening of Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze and District Attorney Stanley defended the criticism that detectives took almost 12 months to make an arrest. At the same time, they implied that they are aware of an ‘incident’ that led to her killing.
While Barry’s affidavit remains sealed, Stanley revealed that the case against him is going strong.
Over the course of the last year, Barry, despite his pleas of innocence, became a suspect.
A cursory glance on social media would show just how many people keeping up with the case thought that Barry was involved from the get-go.
Barry Morphew Colorado
Earlier this year, Barry reportedly sold their home in Salida for $1.6 million. He had put it up on the market months ago – an act which had invited speculation about motives. According to reports, he said that he made the sale because his daughters were apparently scared to continue living in the house, believing that it was where Suzanne was abducted. He also added that strangers roaming the property made his daughters anxious.
In March 2021, reports revealed that the Morphew family home was put on the market in October 2020 and was sold in March 3, 2021, for $1,625,000. In addition to that, Barry also sold another property in Salida, Colorado. The land was a 2-acre vacant lot in Longhorn Ranch Subdivision, purchased in June of 2020 for $165,000. In February of 2021, the property was sold for $150,000.
According to reports online, human remains were later found near this plot of land.
Suzanne Morphew Daughters
The Morphews are the parents of two adult daughters — Macy and Mallory. Spezze added in the statement on Wednesday, May 5 that Suzanne deeply loved her two daughters and had a passion for life. “I believe people like Suzanne are a rare find and those who knew her were indeed very lucky,” he said.
After Barry’s arrest, Suzanne’s sister Melinda Moorman said she forgives her sister’s husband.
Moorman said that she has not had any contact with her nieces, Mallory and Macy for the span of a year. “I would say to Mallory and Macy that I’ve been praying for you every day and that I adore you, girls, as the offspring of my beautiful sister and I will never stop loving you,” Moorman said. “I am here for you whenever you need me, girls, I am here and I have all the love in the world for you. And I love your dad, though he has done a terrible thing, I still love him girls, and I will pray for him and I will continue to pray for him, and I will never stop. I am here waiting for you girls, whenever you need me.”