The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office
Nearly a year after Suzanne Morphew disappeared without a trace while out on a bike ride last Mother’s Day, the 49-year-old’s husband—who once pleaded for her safe return—has been arrested and charged with murder.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barry Morphew, 53, is currently in custody after being arrested Wednesday morning, just days shy of the one-year anniversary of his wife’s disappearance on May 10, 2020, in Maysville, Colorado. While the sheriff’s office declined to provide details on Morphew’s arrest, online court records show he’s facing several charges, including first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant.
It’s a major development in a case that confounded investigators for months and garnered national attention. Officials said they plan to make a “major announcement in the Suzanne Morphew investigation” Wednesday afternoon.
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