It’s been two years since Suzanne Morphew vanished on Mother’s Day 2020. In a rare public appearance, Barry Morphew says “I love my wife and I just want her to be found.”
Barry Morphew and his daughters, Mallory and Macy, made an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America Friday. “We’ve been silent for a long time, and we’ve decided that we finally want to break the silence,” said Mallory Morphew.
Mallory, who sat next to her father holding his hand, added, “It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but we feel like we can finally take our first steps in healing, which is a blessing. We just know our dad better than anyone else and we know he was not involved in our mom’s disappearance.”
Morphew’s other daughter, Macy, used the opportunity to plead with District Attorney Linda Stanley: “I just hope that Linda will step up to the plate and do everything she can to find our mom, because what they’ve done it’s not fair and we’re never going to stop looking for our mom.”
Barry Morphew was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of his wife. The 49-year-old was reported missing after she went for a bike ride near Maysville and never returned. Investigators believe Suzanne Morphew is dead.
On April 19th, prosecutors asked to have the charges dismissed without prejudice so that they could continue to search for Suzanne’s body. In the motion, they claimed to be “close to locating the deceased victim’s body.” They also claimed that Judge Ramsey Lama had “severely limited our expert’s testimony.”
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors could still pursue charges against Barry Morphew in the future.
In a statement last month, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says that he is “disappointed in the delay”, but he remains committed to the investigation and the ultimate prosecution of Barry Morphew.
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