Barry Morphew latest: Suzanne Morphew's husband 'spotted with mystery woman' two months before 'murder' arrest

Barry Morphew latest: Suzanne Morphew's husband 'spotted with mystery woman' two months before 'murder' arrest

05/08/2021

BARRY Morphew was allegedly seen out with a mystery redhead two months before he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife Suzanne.

The Colorado mom-of-two went missing last Mother’s Day and her body has still not been found.

It has now been revealed Barry, 53, was spotted with a mystery woman in February, reports the Daily Mail.

The murder suspect –  who has maintained his innocence over the past year – was seen tucking into a dinner with a younger redhead at a Mexican restaurant in Salida before dropping her off at a hotel.

Then, two days later, he was seen with the same woman in conversation with her in his white truck outside the Salida Comfort Inn.

Suzanne, 49, was reported missing by her neighbor on Mother's Day last May 10 after she allegedly vanished after going on a bike ride.

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced they arrested Barry and charged him with the death of his wife. They have said no other arrests will be made.

Read our Suzanne Morphew live blog below for the very latest news and updates on the missing mother…

  • Fatma Khaled

    BARRY MORPHEW WAS WITH ANOTHER WOMAN TWO MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS ARREST

    The husband of missing woman Suzanne Morphew was allegedly seen out with a mystery redhead two months before he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife.

    The Colorado mom-of-two went missing last Mother's Day and her body has still not been found, but her partner Barry Morphew has now been charged with first-degree murder.

    It has now been revealed Barry, 53, was spotted with a mystery woman in February, reports the Daily Mail.

    The murder suspect –  who has maintained his innocence over the past year – was seen tucking into a dinner with a younger redhead at a Mexican restaurant in Salida before dropping her off at a hotel.

    Then, two days later, he was seen with the same woman in conversation with her in his white truck outside the Salida Comfort Inn.

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    BARRY WAS ALLEGEDLY OUT OF TOWN WHEN HIS WIFE DISAPPEARED

    Suzanne was said to be alone at the time as Barry was in Denver, 140 miles away, preparing for a landscaping job. 

    An ex-employee who was with him at the job there reportedly said that a hotel room he used smelled strongly of bleach and was covered in wet towels. 

    Police confirmed in a press conference on Wednesday that Barry Morphew has been charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant in his wife's disappearance.

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    DAUGHTERS ASKED NEIGHBOR TO CHECK ON THEIR MOTHER SUZANNE AFTER THEIR CAMP TRIP A YEAR AGO

    Suzanne Morphew, 49, was reported missing by her neighbor last Mother's Day, May 10, 2020.

    On the day Suzanne went missing, her adult daughters reportedly asked the neighbor to check on her when they couldn't get in touch after they returned from a camping trip in Idaho.

    The former teacher reportedly left her mansion in Maysville on a bike ride and never returned.

    She was thought to have been riding in the area between West Highway 50 and County Road 225.

    Her bike was later found at a bottom of a hill.

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    BARRY MORPHEW SOLD HOME WEEKS BEFORE HIS ARREST

    Barry and Suzanne Morphew lived with their two daughters, Mallory and Macy, in their $1.7million Colorado home until Suzanne went missing last Mother’s Day, May 10. 

    Barry has since sold the home claiming that his daughters were scared of staying in a place where he believed their mother to have been abducted. 

    It was sold just weeks before his arrest.

    The home was searched on two occasions, as well as another property where Barry had worked as a landscaper. 

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    BARYY MORPHEW SHARED LOVE LETTERS SENT FROM HIS WIFE AFTER SHE DISAPPEARED

    Barry Morphew shared love letters sent to him by his missing wife Suzanne after her alleged murder last year as he appeared to cover his tracks. 

    He was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with her murder after an almost year-long hunt to locate the mother-of-two. 

    Barry, 53, has maintained his innocence throughout the search for the 49-year-old former teacher and issued a $100,000 reward for her return after claiming that he believed she was abducted.

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    BARRY MORPHEW "FAKED EXPRESSIONS" IN VIDEO CALLING FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF HIS MISSING WIFE

    Barry Morphew released a video calling for the safe return of his wife one week after she was reported missing.

    Body language expert Patti Wood told Daily Mail that Barry's face doesn't change throughout the video.

    "We see pain in his face, but notice it doesn't move across his face and change as he speaks, but seems set like a mask which reveals that he put on or faked the pained expressions," she told Daily Mail. 

    The video is "unsettling to watch because Barry's nonverbal delivery is so off from what would be normal baseline behaviors for someone whose wife is missing," Wood added.

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    EXPERT ANALYZES BARRY MORPHEW'S VIDEO THAT WAS RELEASED SHORTLY AFTER HIS WIFE DISAPPEARED

    Body language expert analyzed Barry Morphew's expressions in the video released where he pleaded for Suzanne's safe return shortly after she disappeared.

    Morphew appeared to be in distress in the video as he spoke about his wife. But body language specialist Patti Wood told Daily Mail that he shook his head as if he was subconsciously saying no "to all the messages that might not be true or are not what he wants."

    "He starts shaking his head when he says "If anyone is out there" and "I will do whatever it takes," she added.

     

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    BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT WAS "TROUBLED" BY BARRY'S BEHAVIOR

    Body language specialist Patti Wood said she was troubled by how Barry Morphew acted during his first court appearance.

    After Wood viewed the video of Morphew in court, she told the Daily Mail that she could see a "stark fear" in his eyes despite maintaining a solid posture at court on Thursday.

    "Handcuffs and shackles encumber him, so it isn't easy to get a clear read on him, but overall I would say he is still feeling strong," Wood told Daily Mail.

    She also added that Morphew could have been shielding his fear, even though he reportedly kept his head up during the court session. He didn't look "submissive or shamed."

    "He did have one captured glance of stark fear and I wish I knew what was going on in that moment," she told Daily Mail.

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    SUZANNE'S BROTHER SUSPECTED THAT BARRY MORPHEW WAS GUILTY

    Suzanne's brother Andrew Moorman told Dr. Phil that he believed his sister was "abducted, and in this case, murdered." 

    Moorman claimed he thought Barry was guilty "based on the behaviors and things that happened" but that he would "pray it's not." 

    "My sister was murdered," he also told Denver7.

    "I don't think she was taken to a second location, I think it happened at home," he said.

    Moorman mounted his own independent search with hundreds of volunteers last September in search of his sister as locals called for more information from law enforcement. 

    Barry did not take part in the search at the time as he claimed he did not believe Suzanne was still in the area. 

    He has maintained his innocence throughout the year-long hunt for his wife of 26 years but has not yet entered a plea since he was charged in connection with her disappearance. 

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    SUZANNE'S SISTER SAYS SHE "WILL ALWAYS SPEAK TO BARRY MORPHEW"

    Melinda Moorman told CBS that she will continue speaking with Barry Morphew who was was charged for murdering her sister Suzanne.

    “I will always speak to Barry Morphew. I have had many conversations with God about Barry Morphew starting last year when this happened and I am a woman who believes in great forgiveness,” she told CBS on Friday.

    “Barry has a faith, a very fundamental faith but I don’t believe my brother-in-law has ever experienced the grace and the mercy and the gentleness of Jesus Christ, and I pray that he will be afforded that beauty in his life and find redemption and forgiveness," she added.

    Barry was charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and attempt to influence a public servant and held without bail after his first court appearance yesterday. 

     

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    SUZANNE'S SISTER SAYS SHE'LL REMEMBER BARRY'S TENDERNESS

    Though Melinda Moorman wasn't surprised when Barry Morphew was taken into custody, she says she'll remember Barry in a different way.

    "That’s my heart for Barry, I love you and this is what I pray for you, Barry, because I know you and I saw the man way back when who got up and fixed a peanut butter sandwich for Macy when she didn’t want to eat what was on the table and the tenderness that I saw," she told CBS "and I’ve never forgotten that Barry, and that’s how I choose to remember Barry Morphew."

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    THE BIZZARE EVENTS AROUND SUZANNE'S DISAPPEARANCE

    The strange note Barry Morphew left at a store after his wife Suzanne vanished shortly after her birthday last May has been noted among the bizarre events surrounding her disappearance.    

    The year-long investigation into the missing mom-of-two hit a long-awaited milestone this week after Barry was arrested as cops continue to hunt for her body. 

    Suzanne had just celebrated her 49th birthday days before she went missing on May 10, 2020, from the $1.7million Colorado mansion she shared with her husband and their two adult daughters.  

    She had allegedly gone for a bike ride and never returned, with a neighbor raising the alarm after Mallory and Macy Morphew were unable to contact her on returning from a camping trip to Idaho. 

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    SUZANNE'S SISTER WAS EMOTIONAL WHEN SHE KNEW ABOUT BARRY MORPHEW'S ARREST

    Melinda Moorman reportedly wasn't surprised but she was emotional when she knew of Barry Morphew's arrest, according to CBS.

    “I felt great sadness, great sadness and also relief that maybe now we are moving forward to seeking justice for my sister,” she told CBS.

    Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze called her the moment Morphew was arrested.

    “He said that Barry Morphew had been taken into custody and was being taken into custody at that moment and he was watching the action," Moorman said.

    "I just, first and foremost, want to commend Sheriff John Spezze for his professionalism, his integrity, his kindness to our family this last year. He has been as transparent as the case would allow, without jeopardizing the integrity of the case,” she added.

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    THE MORPHEW WERE STRESSED OVER FINANCIAL ISSUES, SUZANNE'S SISTER SAYS

    Melinda Moorman told CBS on Friday that she believes that there were financial issues that stressed her sister Suzanne and her husband Barry Morphew.

    “I think life happens, I think pressures and stresses in life, I think financial pressure bears in on people very heavily. It creates an atmosphere of discontent and strife and sometimes living beyond your means is a very hard thing to do,” Moorman told CBS.

    “Learning to be content with what you have is a very powerful thing in this life, and it brings great peace, and I don’t think Barry and Suzanne had gotten there yet, and that’s what I think kinda happened and I can’t really say more than that,” she added.

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    DAUGHTERS WERE CAMPING WHEN THEIR MOM WENT MISSING

    The Morphews’ daughters were allegedly on a camping trip in Idaho at the time of their mother’s disappearance. 

    The body of Suzanne Morphew has still not been found but District Attorney Linda Stanley says she is “confident” in the murder case. 

    The case file remains sealed. 

    During a press conference announcing the charges against Barry Morphew on Wednesday, Stanley said that the investigation included scenarios on how Suzanne died but she could not go into details. 

    Her bike was found on the evening that she disappeared near a trailhead off the highway and a “personal item” nearby several days later. 

    The Morphew family moved to Colorado from Indiana in 2018 when their daughters were teenagers. 

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    HE CLAIMED TO BE INNOCENT FOR A YEAR

    Barry Morphew has maintained his innocence throughout the year-long hunt for his wife of 26 years but has not yet entered a plea since he was charged in connection with her disappearance. 

    Suzanne Morphew's family launched hours-long searches to find her, but Barry was involved in the intensive search efforts, according to family and friends.

    Barry was charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and attempt to influence a public servant and held without bail after his first court appearance yesterday. 

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    WHO IS BARRY MORPHEW?

    Barry Morphew reportedly has a connection to a landscaping company, online records reveal.

    He launched BLM Enterprises in 2004 and was listed as an agent with BLM Landscaping in Indiana, according to Heavy.com, citing Indiana business records.

    Morphew also claimed that he is a volunteer firefighter in Colorado.

     

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    HEAVY INVESTIGATIVE EFFORTS

    Thousands of hours were put into investigative efforts during the search for Suzanne Morphew.

    “We’ve executed more than 135 search warrants across Colorado and interviewed more than 400 individuals in multiple states,” Sheriff John Spezze said, according to news reports.

    Spezze added that investigators looked into over 1,400 tip.

    In April, Spezze spoke about the case with the District Attorney in an hours-long presentation that contained the evidence gathered that led to Barry Morphew's charges.

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    JUSTICE HAS BEGUN

    Melinda Moorman, Suzanne's sister told "Good Morning America" on Friday that her family is finally receiving justice, according to Fox News.

    Authorities reportedly said this week that they don't believe Suzanne is alive.

    "Justice is a process, and it just started," Moorman told "Good Morning Amreica." "It just started for our family."

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    ENOUGH EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO CHARGE BARRY DESPITE MISSING BODY

    District Attorney Linda Stanley said on Wednesday that investigators found enough evidence to charge Barry for his wife's murder even though her body is still missing, according to Fox News.

    Barry was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence and attempt to influence a public servant.

    "Rather, it's the next step in this very difficult yet very important journey as we seek justice for Suzanne and her family," Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said during a news conference on Wednesday.

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    BARRY WAS NOT INVOLVED IN INTENSIVE SEARCH

    Suzanne’s friend Tisha Leewaye told Fox News on Thursday that she spoke to the police weekly after Suzanne disappeared. 

    The community came together including Leewaye and Suzanne’s brother Andrew Moorman, holding vigils and events after her disappearance that Barry never attended. 

    He was also not involved in the previous intensive efforts led by hundreds of people from the community to search for Suzanne, according to Leewaye.

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    BARRY URGED TO CONFESS ABOUT THE LOCATION OF HIS WIFE'S REMAINS

    Suzanne's friend Tisha Leewaye is urging Morphew to let authorities know the whereabouts of his wife's remains, according to Fox News.

    "Just let people know where she's at, so her family — her dad didn't even get the closure that he wanted before he passed," she told Fox News.

    " Let Andy have the closure, and all the community members that have been, give them the closure that they need," she added.

    Friends and family have raised funds in the memory of Suzanne, according to Fox News.

     

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    BARRY'S BEHAVIORS SHOWED THAT HE WAS GUILTY

    Andrew Moorman previously accused Barry of having played a role in his wife’s disappearance. 

    Moorman claimed he thought Barry was guilty "based on the behaviors and things that happened" but that he would "pray it's not." 

    He also slammed Barry's claim Suzanne could have been the victim of an animla attack and he noted that sniffer dogs could not pick up her scent.

    Moorman told Dr. Phil that he believed his sister was "abducted, and in this case, murdered." 

    "I don't think she was taken to a second location, I think it happened at home," he said.

    "My sister was murdered," he also told Denver7.

    "And she was hidden within a three-and-a-half-hour window. So that — I can draw a circle on that and tell you she's within that circle. And that's what I know happened."

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    MORPHEW ANNOUNCED A CASH REWARD AFTER HIS WIFE DISAPPEARED

    Four days after her disappearance, he issued a $100,000 reward for wife Suzanne as he posted an emotional video to Facebook pleading for her return. 

    "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," Barry said in the video. 

    "We love you, we miss you, your girls need you.

    The reward was raised to $200,000 by a family friend.

    Barry Morphew put a $100,000 reward on top of a family friend's $100,00 reward for clues leading to his wife's recoveryCredit: Facebook/ Chaffee County Sheriff's Office
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    MORPHEW CLAIMED HIS WIFE WAS ATTACKED BY AN ANIMAL WHILE ON A BIKE RIDE

    BARRY Morphew claimed that his wife might have been attacked by animals or had been abducted.

    He made his claims after she went missing from their $1.7million Colorado mansion last Mother’s Day.

    Barry was allegedly at work when his wife was declared missing.

    He reportedly rushed back to the home they share with their two adult daughters when the alarm was raised and searched for his wife.

    He initially claimed that she could have encountered a wild animal while on a bike ride.

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