A source who works in a town where Suzanne Morphew’s husband reportedly stayed during the weekend she disappeared has said that investigators asked neighboring business for surveillance footage of the days that Barry Morphew is believed to have been in the area.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, two people who worked for Barry’s independent landscaping business told reporters that he called them to Broomfield, Colorado, on May 10, the day Suzanne was reported missing, to work a construction job as he had to return to his home in Maysville for a family emergency.
Both of those people said in separate interviews that the hotel room Morphew had rented at a Holiday Inn Express smelled strongly of chlorine, though a hotel manager told the Daily Mail that housekeeping does not use chlorine-based products to clean the room, and the pool was not open the weekend Barry Morphew stayed there.
In an interview with Fox 21 News, Morphew did not dispute the account that he had called his workers to Broomfield, but said he also smelled the chlorine when he arrived at the hotel room, and insisted there was nothing suspicious about the time he spent there.
According to the Daily Mail, a local insider posted a comment on Facebook after seeing the report about Barry’s stay at the Holiday Inn Express — claiming that investigators had done a sweep of neighboring businesses, asking for surveillance camera images from the weekend Suzanne Morphew disappeared.
“Now I know why the CBI [Colorado Bureau of Investigation] agent was at a business I happen to work at, asking for all our camera footage from Thursday before Mother’s Day all the way through to Mother’s Day,” the employee wrote on Facebook, according to the Daily Mail.
The CBI and the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office have released very little information about the missing persons investigation, and have not publicly named a suspect or a person of interest. On Thursday, Suzanne’s brother Andy Moorman led a large group of volunteer searches through the mountainous central Colorado area where his sister’s bike was reportedly found.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Moorman told a local news station that he believes his sister was murdered, and wants to bring her body back to her home state of Indiana so that family and friends can pay their respects. The volunteer search is expected to continue through the weekend.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
Anyone with possible information about Suzanne Morphew’s whereabouts is urged to call dedicated tip line at 719-312-7530.
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