CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 , MEDIA,MAPS,TIMELINE *NO DISCUSSION*

Jun 27, 2023

Sensitive documents in the Barry Morphew murder case showed that his wife was finished with their 25-year marriage and very much in love with another man. Some of Suzanne Morphew’s communication with a high school flame has never been made public. They were revealed in a timeline which was filed March 25, 2022 and unsealed Tuesday evening.

Read more from the Denver Gazette:

Sep 27, 2023
The remains of Suzanne Morphew, who was reported missing in May 2020 out of Chaffee County, were found during an unrelated search Sept. 22 in Saguache County, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced Wednesday afternoon. The remains were confirmed to be Suzanne's on Wednesday.
  • May 17, 2023 Updated Aug 9, 2023

Barry Morphew is on the receiving end of a civil lawsuit which was filed just days after he filed a $15,000,000 complaint against police and prosecutors alleging wrongful arrest on murder charges in the disappearance of his wife, Suzanne.

In the latest legal twist, Morphew, 56, is the defendant in a complaint which alleges he defrauded an Indiana couple over an acre strip of land in Indiana which is described by the plaintiffs as "being sandwiched between two properties."

The dispute began at least a year before Mrs. Morphew went missing, but the complaint was filed May 8. Jeffrey and Cheryl Titus, who live in Cisneros, Indiana, said in the complaint that Morphew lied about why he wanted the slice of acre which adjoined two properties.

"Defendant made a representation to Plaintiffs that he needed the 1 acre lot to be able to sell his adjoining parcel. Said statement was false and known by Defendant to be false. Plaintiffs reasonably relied on said statement to their detriment," the lawsuit stated.

The Tituses said Morphew promised he would re-deed the land and then never gave it to them. The Tituses say Morphew also trespassed on their adjoining property and "killed the grass and planted trees" on it.

Lots of questions surrounding which district attorney’s office will pursue a potential criminal case after Suzanne Morphew’s remains were found. Here’s a statement from 12th Judicial District Attorney Anne Kelly, who represents Saguache County.
The public is asked to continue to report any information about this case by calling (719) 312-7530.

September 27, 2023 2:44 PM
Remains were matched with SM dental records.

How Suzanne Morphew remains were identified in Moffat​

Suzanne Morphew was last seen on Mother's Day three years ago, May 10, 2020. Her disappearance made national headlines and the investigation was featured on the CBS News show "48 Hours."
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Sept 28, 2023

The remains of a missing Colorado woman with ties to Indiana were identified Wednesday more than three years after her disappearance, according to a news release by the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office.

Agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation last week found human remains while searching the area of Moffat in Saguache County, a community of roughly 100 people, about 180 miles south of Denver.

The remains were positively identified Wednesday as belonging to Suzanne Morphew, 49, by the El Paso County Coroner, a news release stated.

Morphew and her husband — Barry Morphew — moved to Colorado from their hometown of Alexandria, Indiana near Muncie two years before she vanished during a bike ride on Mother's Day in May 2020, writes the Denver Gazette. Her case drew national attention from figures such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Nancy Grace, and her disappearance was featured on shows like "Profiling Evil."



Now that Suzanne Morphew’s remains have been located, the three-plus-year-old case takes on new life and perhaps even starts over with a new team of investigators joining the original group. Previously, investigators from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s office, the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the FBI have combed the case from the beginning to present.

Morphew's remains were found scattered in a dry, high-desert field south of the town of Moffat Friday, Sept. 22. Mrs. Morphew’s remains are currently at the El Paso County Coroner’s office where an autopsy is being performed, according to Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin.

The discovery of her remains in Saguache, a bordering county to where she was originally thought to be located, brings in a new law enforcement body — namely the Saguache County Sheriffs.


“It will become a joint effort between every investigative agency which has any interest in the case,” Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick told The Denver Gazette Thursday. “I don’t know that this is starting over, but I can say that we are getting fresh eyes on the case.”


“The family is in shock,” said Morphew’s attorney Iris Eytan. She said that as Suzanne’s next of kin, Barry Morphew was notified that his wife’s remains had been found by the coroner and that he was so stunned, he could not recall the conversation.

The field where Mrs. Morphew’s remains were found was 30-40 miles from the Morphew family home where she was last seen on May 10, 2020. Morphew told police that he drove off that morning for a landscaping job in Broomfield at 5 a.m. and that the last time he saw his wife, she was sleeping soundly, it was revealed in the preliminary hearing.


Eytan and other sources close to the investigation confirmed that GPS from Morphew’s truck and tracking evidence from his cellphone show that he was not in Saguache on May 9th or 10 — the weekend Morphew went missing.

The discovery of her remains brings up a few key questions:

  • Was Suzanne Morphew kidnapped? Was Suzanne Morphew murdered? If so, how did she die? What happened during her final hours?
  • If she was murdered, where was she killed? That location could determine which jurisdiction prosecutes the unsolved case.
  • Was there more than one person involved in Mrs. Morphew’s disappearance?
  • Will the old guard which has been investigating the case for more than three years be able to put egos aside and play nicely with new agencies, specifically the Saguache County Sheriff’s office, which will now likely be brought in to piece her last hours together?
These next days will be filled with meetings between investigators regarding the case, according to Sheriff Warwick. He admits that his department, with 8-9 employees, is “tremendously smaller than Chaffee County's,” which has been in charge of the investigation into Morphew’s death from the beginning, and took it over again when the case was dismissed in April 2022.

But that doesn’t sway him.

“I don’t give a damn what it takes. I’ll make it happen. Whatever it takes we’ll make it work and the commissioners will pay the bill,” he said.


The family of Suzanne Morphew has released a statement after remains found in Moffat have been identified as that of the missing Colorado mom. Suzanne was last seen on Mother's Day 2020.

The family released this statement on Thursday, "The Moorman family would like to thank all involved for the discovery of our sister Suzanne. Over the last three years, countless hours have been spent looking for Suzanne by a determined group who have never given up hope that she would be found. The memories of her gentle spirit and wonderful smile have been a constant presence since her disappearance to all who knew and loved her. We want to thank Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze, his staff, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, and the hundreds of volunteers who never gave up. Fate may have played a key role in finding her, but it does not negate the resolute commitment of all those involved. We would also like to thank the citizens of Chaffee County who have been subjected to this unimaginable sage for their support and prayers.

"We look forward to finding long-awaited justice for Suanne in the successful prosecutions of those involved in her disappearance. "


The statement released on Thursday by EyTan Law Firm on behalf of Barry Morphew :

“The first and most important focus should be that the Morphew’s just learned that they lost their beautiful mother and wife after she disappeared 3 ½ years ago.

What appears to be the overriding focus is a finger pointing right back where it started 3 ½ years ago: a movement to blindly re-accuse Barry for Suzanne’s death.

Here are the facts.

According to the authorities, Suzanne Morphew was NOT found anywhere in the vicinity of her home, the town nearby, or the county she lived in. She was found in Moffat, Colorado. Moffat is 45 miles south and a 45-minute drive away from the Morphew home located in Maysville, Colorado.

According to authorities who found Suzanne, her remains were found in a shallow grave in a dry desert field of sagebrush and natural grasses. Contrary to prior accusations, her remains were not found in a rocky mountainous region near her home, not in a location that was a “difficult spot” to get to, or near the home and impossible to get to due to being in a mine or under frozen tundra and buried under 6 feet of snow.

Barry was the most scrutinized, dissected, surveilled individual, minute by minute, hour by hour using law enforcement cameras posted by his home, phone taps and GPS devices placed on his car – all during the time frame of her disappearance and the years following.

At no time did the FBI, CBI, Chaffee County Sheriff Office or DA’s Office pinpoint or even generally claim that Barry was in any area south of his home, near Moffat or anywhere near Saguache County at any relevant time frame. It would be ludicrous for anyone to now try to fit the now known facts to prior false assumptions and accusations.

It was the Saguache County Officials that fortunately stumbled onto Suzanne’s remains last week while looking for another missing woman, Edna Quintana. Law enforcement officials that were supposedly looking for Suzanne, were never looking for Suzanne in the Moffat area or area South of Maysville, because they only focused in on Barry being the suspect. And, they knew Barry was not South of Maysville, and certainly not 45 miles South.

The authorities focused their search for Suzanne in the area near the Morphew home utilizing his phone and car forensics. The authorities pointed to the locations where Barry was May 9 and 10, 2020. Barry was in Salida (north of his home), or in or near his home, and then on May 10, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. drove to Broomfield, Colorado, a city 156 miles North of Maysville. He was never south of the house, and that is why they did not search that area. See FBI’s map relied upon by the authorities about Barry’s whereabouts on May 9 and 10, 2020.

The Morphew home, Barry’s truck, Suzanne’s and daughters’ vehicles were immediately searched for evidence of human remains and Suzanne’s blood using both forensics and dog sniff searches. There was no forensic evidence of Suzanne’s deceased body or blood in any of the vehicles.

What needs to be done instead of pointing fingers at Barry Morphew, is asking the officials about the number of missing people and number of human remains that have been recovered in or from Saguache County in the recent past.

Whatever happened to Krystal Reisinger, Edna Quintana, Suzanne, the man whose remains were found by Saguache County Sheriff’s office in the foothills on July 26, 2023, or the remains of the person found in another area in Saguache County last weekend (more info to come from authorities tomorrow). What were the circumstances of their disappearances, what is cause and manner of death of the remains found in the area, what happened to them, are they looking for other remains in this area?

The public should demand answers about these five people who suspiciously went missing or were found dead in this area.

The Morphew family and legal team believe that CBI, local law enforcement, and the local DA’s office have a conflict of interest and should not be involved in the future investigation of Suzanne’s death. An objective and unbiased examination of Suzanne’s death can only be conducted by an outside and independent team of investigators.

When law enforcement focuses in on one person and refuses to review evidence objectively and fairly, it is a disservice to the community and creates exactly what has come to light…years of unsolved murders.”


- May 10, 2020: Suzanne Morphew reported missing.

- May 11, 2020: Search crews are called to the area she was believed to be in near her Chaffee County home.

- May 15, 2020: Items belonging to Suzanne were found.

- May 17, 2020: Barry, the husband of Suzanne, shares a video with the public asking for help with finding her. It can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

- May 19, 2020: Authorities search the Morphew home.

- May 22, 2020: A separate residential property is searched, where a concrete foundation had just been poured

- May 5, 2021: Barry Morphew is arrested

-April 18, 2022 Murder charges dismissed

-Sept. 22, 2023 Human remains found in Saguache County

-Sept. 27, 2023 CBI announces the El Paso County Coroner identified remains found in Saguache County as belonging to Suzanne


13 Investigates reached out to the Denver lawyer who represented Morphew's husband when he was originally charged with her trial.

Attorney Iris Eytan, the lawyer for Barry Morphew, provided our team with a statement on his behalf. In it, Eytan alleged investigators never initially searched where her body was found "because they only focused on Barry being the suspect."

Eytan provided a map the FBI reportedly used when reviewing Barry's whereabouts the day before Morphew's disappearance.


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The statement went on to question what happened to the other individuals found in this area of Saguache County, including Edna Quintana - the woman the CBI said investigators were originally searching for when they found Morphew's remains.


The public should demand answers about these five people who suspiciously went missing or were found dead in this area.

The Morphew family and legal team believe that CBI, local law enforcement, and the local DA’s office have a conflict of interest and should not be involved in the future investigation of Suzanne’s death. An objective and unbiased examination of Suzanne’s death can only be conducted by an outside and independent team of investigators.

When law enforcement focuses in on one person and refuses to review evidence objectively and fairly, it is a disservice to the community and creates exactly what has come to light…years of unsolved murders. “

*The family is experiencing intense grief and all statements from them will be handled through their legal team.

Iris Eytan
Jane Byrialsen
Morphew Family and Civil Rights Attorneys

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