Year ends with few clues, many questions about Suzanne Morphew’s Mother’s Day disappearance

The family of missing Colorado mother Suzanne Morphew is still searching for answers more than seven months since she vanished on Mother’s Day weekend.

The Indiana native, who had moved to Maysville, Colorado, with her husband Barry in 2018, was reported missing on May 10. She had last been seen the afternoon before in downtown Salida with her husband, who had reportedly left home early the day Suzanne was reported missing to drive to a construction job three hours away. Police have never publicly confirmed Barry Morphew’s alibi, but they have not named him a suspect or even a person of interest in the investigation.

Investigators have said very little about the search for Suzanne, but Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a statement last month that the missing persons investigation is active and ongoing.

“To preserve the integrity of this investigation, we cannot reveal all we have learned nor all that we are doing, but we understand your frustration in wanting this case resolved quickly,” the sheriff said in the November 10 statement.

In September, Suzanne’s brother Andrew Moormon organized a large-scale volunteer search of the mountainous area surrounding Suzanne’s home. Barry Morphew did not participate.

This week, Moormon told the Herald Bulletin via text message that investigators have been “tight-lipped,” but that he believes the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are actively gathering information.


While police have not confirmed whether they suspect foul play, an obituary for Suzanne Morphew’s father, who died this fall, referred to Suzanne as “missing and presumed dead.”

Barry and Suzanne have two daughters, one who is a teenager and one who is college-aged. Neither have spoken publicly about their mother’s disappearance, though it is believed the sisters were the first to have concerns about Suzanne’s safety when they could not reach her by phone on Mother’s Day weekend.

Barry Morphew has insisted that he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance and is committed to finding her. In May, he put up a $100,000 reward for information leading to his wife, and a family friend matched the reward. Last month, as CrimeOnline reported, Barry was seen hanging missing flyers in a supermarket in Salida.

Anyone with information about Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance is urged to all the dedicated tipline at 719-312-7530.

Read more of CrimeOnline’s extensive coverage of the Suzanne Morphew case here.

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