Husband, Daughters of Missing Colorado Woman Speak After Murder Charge Dismissal
Missing Colorado woman Suzanne Morphew disappeared from her Chaffee County home two years ago on May 10, 2020. In May of 2021, law enforcement charged Suzanne's husband, Barry Morphew, with her murder.
On April 19, 2022, prosecutors dismissed the charges against Barry without prejudice, stating that they did not believe the murder trial would be successful without Suzanne's body — and investigators think they are close to finding her.
Now, Barry — along with the Morphews' daughters, Mallory and Macy — is speaking to Good Morning America (GMA) about the case.
"We just know our dad better than anyone else," said Mallory. "And we know he was not involved in my mom's disappearance. We want to heal."
Stating that the family would never stop looking for Suzanne, Macy criticized District Attorney Linda Stanley's handling of the investigation. Barry's lawyer, Iris Eytan, told GMA that she is preparing to file a complaint against Stanley.
"Prosecutors need to be held responsible, and they need to pay for the damage they've caused to Barry, which is frankly nearly irreparable," Eytan said. "It's hard for anybody to believe that Barry is not who they claim he was."
Barry says he remains committed to finding Suzanne — a sentiment he's stuck to in past media appearances.
"I just love my girls, and I love my wife," he told GMA. "I just want her to be found."
Prosecutors believe Suzanne's body is buried under five feet of snow near the Morphew residence. The April 19 dismissal filing stated that the discovery of Suzanne's remains could be grounds for refiling the charges against Barry.