The husband of Suzanne Morphew, who went missing after a cycling ride a year earlier, was arrested on murder charges in Colorado, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
Barry Morphew is charged with murder after deliberation, interfering with forensic facts, and trying to manipulate a public official on a single count each. He is being held in the Chaffee County jail.
“Today is a good day for Suzanne,” 11th Judicial District Attorney Linda Stanley said during a news conference announcing the charges. “As far as I’m concerned this day is all about Suzanne, and her family, and those who loved and cared for her.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said officials don’t believe Suzanne Morphew is alive, though no body has been found.
Suzanne Morphew was last seen May 10 — Mother’s Day — prompting authorities to conduct a three-day search at a construction site near Salida, Colo. The property owner told KCNC-TV in Denver that Barry Morphew laid dirt at the property.
One week after his wife went missing, Barry Morphew shared a video on Facebook pleading for her return.
“Oh Suzanne, if anyone is out there that can hear this, that has you, please, we’ll do whatever it takes to bring you back,” he said. “We adore you. We’re missing you. Your girls depend on you.”
The Morphews are the parents of two children.