Husband arrested on first-degree murder charges in death of Colorado mother

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Suzanne Morphew (Courtesy Morphew Family)

CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The husband of Suzanne Morphew, a Colorado mother who was reported missing on Mother’s Day weekend in 2020, has been arrested.

Barry Morphew faces charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Suzanne Morphew, 49, was reported missing on May 10, 2020. The process of the investigation in the days and months following Morphew’s disappearance has been carefully protected by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, which is the lead agency on the case.

Since that time, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has worked closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the 11th Judicial District in an intensive investigation to find Morphew.

Over the last year, there have been numerous searches – by policethe public and a dive team – and hundreds of tips reported in this case, according to the sheriff’s office.

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