The husband of a missing Colorado woman gave a rare interview this week, in part to explain why he put the family’s sprawling home on the market.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Suzanne Morphew’s husband Barry Morphew has put the family’s Maysville home up for sale, two years after he and Suzanne moved from Indiana, where they were both born and raised. Suzanne Morphew was reported missing on Mother’s Day, when Barry was reportedly out of a town on a construction job that may not have been completed. The missing woman’s husband has come under intense scrutiny, though authorities have not named him a person of interest, and Barry insists he has nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance.
In an interview with CBS4, which the news station agreed not to film, Barry Morphew said he is selling the family home in part because his family believes Suzanne was kidnapped — and their two daughters are now afraid of being there.
Barry Morphew reportedly said in the interview that he and his daughters, one who is college-aged and the other a teen — had been renting a home nearby. He also said that privacy concerns were part of his decision to put the home on the market – saying that strangers had been on his property and claiming that he had been recorded against his will.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Suzanne’s brother Andy Moorman organized a large-scale volunteer search earlier this month, and told local media that Barry Morphew appeared on his property with a gun on his shoulder when searchers were in the area.
Barry did not join in the volunteer search — but said in the interview this week that Moorman never asked him directly to participate, despite Barry’s attempts to contact him. Barry also said that he and friends had previously covered the same mountainous area of Maysville and neighboring Salida in their own independent searches, and that he does not expect Suzanne will be found there.
He also suggested that Andy Moorman and Suzanne’s siblings had not been supportive of her in the past, even throughout cancer treatments.
“I’ve spent many nights… Suzanne crying on my shoulder, asking why her siblings refuse to show her love,” Barry said in the interview.
He also shared a heartfelt note that Suzanne apparently wrote him on Valentine’s Day, just a few months before she disappeared.
” I remember our wedding day and the way you made me feel so beautiful. I remember the days our girls were born and you were right there to hold my hand and rub my back and encourage me through the pain,” it reads in part.
“I remember the February nights, you held me in 2013 when I was so sick and couldn’t sleep. I remember all the beautiful and difficult times we had — so many. Through each one I know our love has grown stronger. You are my love 4ever.”
Read the full contents and see photos of the handwritten note on CBS4’s website.
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