Who is Barry Morphew and why was he arrested?

THE husband of a Colorado woman who went missing on Mother's Day in 2020 was arrested on May 5, 2021.

Barry Morphew has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence in connection with his wife Suzanne's disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty and maintained his innocence.

Who is Barry Morphew and why was he arrested?

Barry Morphew is the husband of Suzanne Morphew, who was presumed dead after going missing nearly two years ago, leaving behind their two daughters Mallory and Macy.

Barry Morphew was arrested in May 2021 in connection to the disappearance of his wife.

Suzanne Morphew's sister, Melinda Morman told Fox 21 last year, “My first reaction is relief. And grateful. I’m just so grateful.”

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Moorman said she is thankful for law enforcement’s “tireless” work throughout this investigation, noting Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze called her to tell her about the arrest.

“Today, justice is beginning for my sister,” Moorman added. “It’s been a journey that no one ever imagines that they’ll take.”

Barry Morphew's court hearing is expected to take place in May 2022 and in the arrest affidavit, prosecutors say, "It had become clear that Barry could not control Suzanne Morphew's insistence on leaving him and he resorted to something he has done his entire life – hunt and control Suzanne like he had hunted and controlled animals."

What happened to Suzanne Morphew?

Suzanne Morphew was reported missing by her neighbor in Chaffee County on May 10, 2020.

Barry Morphew has been charged with the first-degree murder of his wife, despite not having found Suzanne's body.

Throughout the investigation, Barry Morphew has maintained his innocence and has previously suggested the possibility that Suzanne Morphew went missing due to an animal attack, an accident with someone on the road, or a run-in with another person.

He posted a video to Facebook after his wife's disappearance and 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.

He offered a $100,000 reward to find Suzanne and said, "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."

How can I watch The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems?

In a press release for The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems?, Aya Gruber, a law professor at the University of Colorado and a former defense attorney said, “When something like this happens … when somebody goes missing … you want answers.

“But this case is incredibly unique … when you started to dig a little bit deeper. Nothing is what it seems.” 

CBS will air The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems? on 48 Hours on January 22 at 10pm ET.

Viewers will also be able to stream the show on Paramount+.

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