CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, did not return from bike ride, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #13

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  1. Lilypad13

    Lilypad13 On Time Out

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    Good morning sunshines! Lucky # 13 thread...I’ve got some catching up to do! I was also wondering about those unpaid taxes. Maybe they were in over their heads after buying the Colorado house. Perhaps BM thought Suzanne was not going to beat cancer again and he was planning on waiting and paying taxes out of her life insurance money? Financial stress can cause a lot of tension. I wonder if they both did the finances or if BM took care of everything. Maybe Suzanne was having second thoughts about the move and wanted to go back to Indiana? IMO something happened to cause a violent argument. Speculating SM told Barry she wasn’t happy there or she found out about something...debt she didn’t know about or possibly an affair? Maybe Suzanne suspected something and showed up unexpectedly in Denver? I wish we knew if LE was searching in Denver?
     


  2. BeckyF

    BeckyF Well-Known Member

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    I believe she had them declared dead in just a month. She had a business to run.
     
  3. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Pursuant to COVID-19, Gov of IN extended the due date of property taxes so they were not due on May 10.

    Also, I believe there was a sale last May on a Contract. If the deed was not recorded at the time, the "deeded owner" would still show BM/SM. MOO
     
  4. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Some people cope with grief by throwing themselves into dealing with practical matters.

    The two fires in Chaffee County were both grassland fires, IIRC. I've looked it up a couple of times. They were small, put out quickly and not in mountainous terrain. Very easy to search, no hot-burning fuel, Suzanne was still alive (we think) at the time of those fires.

    I'm still very curious about the Fire Camp. If it in fact has a wood chipper and a grinder barrel, that's concerning - except that by now, LE must surely have tested those items for human blood and DNA.
     
  5. Daisyeve

    Daisyeve Well-Known Member

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    Regarding whatever the property transaction is it seems the court would require SM to also have an attorney present to protect her interests/assets and those of her daughters and maybe appoint someone for them? Hopefully whoever signed the waiver was informed properly and is watching over where the proceeds end up. I can’t imagine having to deal with this and not have any answers. Hopefully this is an emergency transaction only and SM’s family will have more time to plan and act before the next hearing.
     
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    Shiloh28 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how to embed a link, but the property tax extension is explained on Hamilton County's site:

    Hamilton County, IN

    EBM to add: Late penalties are waived under the executive order.

    EBM to add: Typically, the purchaser under a land contract is responsible for taxes during the term of the contract. However, a seller may elect to collect the amount from the buyer and pay it to the county themselves to ensure payment. They don't want to be in a position where they have to foreclose on the land contract, only to find the taxes are also unpaid.
     
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  7. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    bbm

    Possibly they did, hence the search under the concrete slab ? :(
     
  8. TxGidget

    TxGidget Well-Known Member

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    Respectfully, I don’t think so. She enthusiastically advertised the house herself on her own Facebook page in May of 2018. I think the house sale arrangement, whatever it is, is coinciding with her disappearance and the Morphews have a contract or agreement to follow through on.
     
  9. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    Correct. A Contract was done last May but not a normal
    purchase Contract. And no one recorded the contract. There was NO DEED because the
    sale was not completed, til the contingency was
    satisfied. Probably for new financing. The new buyers were young professionals setting up their own business and most likely did not have proper financials to qualify for a new mtge. for a certain period of time. Now they can qualify because they've been in business for a year and probably have adequate income to qualify.
     
  10. enelram

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    Yes, I remember this. The guy and his brother
    or helper showed up to check on the cows which weren't paid for. Didn't he come from
    another state and went to Texas, where the cows were kept?
     
  11. happyday

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    Good points. It just seems so hasty for the courts to grant a guardianship when it hasn’t been very long and an investigation is ongoing. I am curious what other options they could have had. An extension on the contract? Obviously brokers and principals and others involved want to get it done (understandably) but my opinion is that it’s really soon to take over her affairs. I think it’s gross.
     
  12. Lilypad13

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    IF he has a gf let’s hope she is smart enough to RUN for the hills as fast as she can! And what woman would move into the same house and sleep in the same room where their boyfriend possibly killed his wife?! If it doesn’t bother her then they might just be perfect for each other!
     
  13. curiousgene

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    I too am waiting to see what happens. I do think the Judge will send this back to Colorado if not on grounds of residency than at least in the best interest of SM. I do sincerely hope she is found before the hearing.
     
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    OK -well, I’m still not that alarmed. I’m sure there are many “legal affairs” that BM needs to take care of. We don’t know what is going on. Maybe he is faced with medical bills related to SM health issues. Even with insurance, the medical bills get crazy. If the guy needs money, he has every right to sell his real estate. He is being advised by an attorney to do this and he will be accountable to the court. I know it doesn’t look good but it is an uncomfortable practicality.
     
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  15. Seattle1

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    I don't have knowledge of the terms in your post as it violates WS TOS to sleuth non POI's or suspects.

    According to public records, a memorandum for the Land Contract was filed and recorded on May 2, 2019. The purpose was to give notice of the existence of the
    Land Contract.

    IMO, most important here is that BM acted as SM under POA for the memorandum, signed April 26, 2019.

    ETA: My point being POA was not a foreign idea to SM/BM.
     
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  16. Lilypad13

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    Thanks its so cool we have a WS member who can actually go there in person! Do you think that was really Barry you saw? Followed by an officer wearing a badge? What could that be about? Why would BM leave CO while his wife is missing? Closing on property sale perhaps? Do you think the officer is there for his “protection”? Weird...
     
  17. Feistyomi

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    So we think he will be free to come and go in September? That is a lot of time for him to hang himself? JMO
     
  18. Feistyomi

    Feistyomi Well-Known Member

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    JMO
    Now that is an interesting tidbit!, POA? didn’t think he had one? Weeble to guilty!
     
  19. PaulaDC

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    I'm not familiar with the wood chipper case either but I recently saw that the man who did this was released early from prison. Not sure if he served 20 years. An awful case. moo
     
  20. ogls

    ogls Patriot Mom on YT

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    It's not HIS property it is JOINT and the Jointee HAS rights even when someone is deceased they still have rights. All I am seeing in IN is a trampling and disregard for the Rights.

    Even if documents were signed before/shows intent, we still do not know IF THAT signed document was signed under DURESS. We do not know. All we know what BM is trying to go for.

    <modsnip: rude>
     
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