Newly-released video footage by the Chaffee County police in Utah shows numerous clips of the first time deputies began searching for Suzanne Morphew, a mother of two reported missing on May 10, 2020, in Chaffee County.
According to the Denver Gazette, Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies Damon Brown and Sgt. Lamine Mullenax found Suzanne Morphew’s blue bike (that was reported missing when she disappeared) at around 7:30 p.m. The footage was previously submitted to the court as evidence in the case, but it was only made available to the public this week.
Also in the footage is the boyfriend of one of Suzanne’s daughters, who told police he had been looking for her Suzanne for over an hour without luck.
Suzanne’s husband, 54-year-old Barry Morphew, appeared in the video while learning his wife’s bike had been located. He asked the deputies if a lion or a bear could have possibly attacked her.
See the full video below
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Barry Morphew is currently facing first-degree murder charges for the death of his wife, although her body has never been recovered. Police arrested Morphew a year later after Suzanne’s disappearance, in May 2021. He subsequently made bail in September 2021.
Also in September 2021, Judge Patrick Murphy announced that the murder case will go to trial.
Court documents revealed that Morphew didn’t want to take a polygraph test in connection with his wife’s disappearance, allegedly claiming that not only were the results unreliable but also inadmissible in court.
Morphew has maintained his innocence and has denied knowing what happened to his wife. His jury trial is scheduled to begin on May 3, 2022, in the Fremont County Courthouse.
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