MOTHER’S DAY DISAPPEARANCE: What we know 2 years after Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance

DENVER (KDVR) — Suzanne Morphew disappeared two years ago on Mother’s Day and hasn’t been seen since.

During an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, Barry Morphew said he just wants his wife to be found.

“I just love my daughters and I love my wife and I just want her to be found,” Barry Morphew said.

The murder charge against Barry Morphew was dismissed without prejudice in April. However, without prejudice to the means, the case could still be refiled at a later date.

Here is the timeline of Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance:

  • May 10, 2020: Suzanne Morphew goes missing
  • May 11, 2020 – Search efforts continue with drones and scent-sniffing dogs
  • May 14, 2020 – Suzanne Morphew’s family offers $200,000 reward
    • Barry Morphew offered a $100,000 reward and a family friend matched the amount, totaling $200,000 for his safe return.
  • May 15, 2020 – Suzanne Morphew’s personal items found
  • May 17, 2020 – Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team searched water sites
  • May 17, 2020 – Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office asks residents to preserve video footage from May 8-12
  • May 17, 2020: Barry Morphew calls for Suzanne Morphew’s safe return on video
  • May 19, 2020 – Suzanne Morphew’s home is cordoned off as authorities search the area around the home
  • May 22, 2020: Residential property searched on the east side of Salida
  • July 24, 2020: Neighbors want answers from police on search efforts for Suzanne Morphew
  • August 11, 2020: Barry Morphew speaks out for the first time in 3 months about the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew
  • Aug 30, 2020 – Suzanne Morphew’s brother asks for volunteers to help search for Suzanne
  • September 2, 2020 – Barry Morphew’s co-workers claim he spent the night before Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance at a cheap hotel in Denver, leaving the room reeking of bleach.
  • September 3, 2020: “Profiling Evil” Team Recruits Volunteers To Search For Suzanne Morphew
  • September 3, 2020 – Barry Morphew responds to co-workers’ claims about his connection to his wife’s disappearance
  • September 10, 2020 – Search continues for Suzanne Morphew despite silence from Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office
  • September 24, 2020: Hundreds join Suzanne’s brother Morphew in the search for Suzanne
  • September 28, 2020 – Evidence found near Suzanne Morphew’s home related to her disappearance
  • October 6, 2020: Suzanne Morphew’s home is up for sale
  • Oct 15, 2020 – Dr. Oz talks to Nancy Grace about Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance
  • Oct 29, 2020 – Private dive team arrives in Colorado to search for Suzanne Morphew
  • November 10, 2020 – The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office writes a note of thanks to the community, stating, “To preserve the integrity of this investigation, we cannot reveal everything we have learned or everything we are doing,” in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew
  • March 4, 2021: Suzanne Morphew’s house is sold
  • May 5, 2021: Barry Morphew arrested
  • May 13, 2021: Barry Morphew was accused of submitting the presidential ballot on behalf of Suzanne
  • Aug 9, 2021 – Investigators reveal Suzanne was having an affair
  • Aug 10, 2021 – Truck, phone data details Barry’s actions
  • September 20, 2021: Barry Morphew released from jail on bail
  • Sep 20, 2021 – 130 Pages of Arrest Documents Released in Barry Morphew Case
  • Oct 13, 2021 – Judge rules Barry Morphew can continue to live in Maysville, despite ankle monitor not tracking
  • November 8, 2021: New Documents Released in Barry Morphew Murder Case
  • Jan 12, 2022 – Barry Morphew Requests New Trial Date, Change of Venue in Wife’s Murder Case
  • Jan 24, 2022 – Judge orders prosecution to release emails and documents in Barry Morphew case
  • Jan 25, 2022: “It’s been a difficult and confusing time”: Barry Morphew’s daughters ask the court to allow their father to visit
  • March 1, 2022 – One of the officers investigating Suzanne Morphew’s death said arresting Barry Morphew was “premature.”
  • April 19, 2022: The District Attorney for the 11th Judicial District dismisses the murder charge against Barry Morphew without prejudice.
  • Apr 19, 2022: ‘The prosecution was fabricating a murder case’: Defense criticizes prosecutor after Morphew charges dropped
  • May 6, 2022 – Barry Morphew’s attorneys said they plan to file a complaint against the district attorney’s office for mishandling the case.

Police believe Suzanne Morphew’s body is in a remote, mountainous region near Morphew’s residence. However, the weather has complicated recovery efforts, according to court documents. The area received a significant amount of snow before the search could be completed.

Police believe they are close to locating Suzanne Morphew’s body.

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