Salida, Colo. – A judge ruled Friday that there is enough evidence to pursue a case against a Southern Colorado man who was charged with first-degree murder nearly a year after his wife went missing on Mother’s Day 2020 Was.
Judge Patrick Murphy ruled Barry Morphew, 53, to be put on trial for the alleged death of Suzanne Morphew, 49, a mother of two daughters who went missing after not returning from a bike ride near her home in the Salida area. Notice was given. .
Barry Morphew, who is accused of killing his wife between May 9 and May 10, 2020, posted a video on social media pleading for her safe return soon after she disappeared. He was arrested on May 5, 2021, in what officials described as an extensive and ongoing investigation, which included dozens of searches in Colorado and interviews of more than 400 people in several states.
Susan Morphew’s body has not been found.
During a preliminary hearing in August, investigators said Suzanne Morphew had an affair with a man for two years. Prosecutors also submitted text messages between her and a friend from 2019 and 2020 in which she complained that her husband was picking fights and interrupting their children.
The arrest affidavit in the case has been sealed, and Morphew has yet to file a plea.