Susan Morphew was reported missing on Mother’s Day 2020 and has not been traced.
Barry Morphew, the lone suspect in the missing and presumed death of his wife, was released from prison on Monday and was seen boarding a vehicle with his daughters.
Morphew, 53, left the Chaffe County Jail in Colorado after posting a $500,000 cash bond, the prison told Granthshala News. Footage captured by local news outlets shows Morphew leaving the facility with his two daughters and climbing into the passenger seat of a pickup truck.
Neither he nor his daughters answered questions from reporters.
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He faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder and tampering with a dead human body, in the disappearance of his wife Susan Morpheus. This month, a judge found that there was enough evidence against him to go to trial.
Susan Morphew, 49, was reported missing by a neighbor on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020. Officers said they were told she went for a bike ride in Maysville, Colorado, where she and her husband lived with their two daughters, and never returned. Barry Morphew has maintained his innocence and posted a video on Facebook days after his wife went missing.
During a preliminary hearing in August, prosecutors alleged that Morphew killed his wife the day before she went missing before going to work in the Denver area the next morning.
Empty tranquilizer darts were found in the home’s garage and inside a dryer, where investigators discovered the couple’s daughter’s sheets had been snatched from the bed in her room. Susan’s ID and her medical card, which would be needed for a cancer appointment a day after her disappearance, were parked inside her SUV still in the driveway, testimony showed.
During his testimony, Chaffee County Undersheriff Andy Rohrich said that Morphew appeared to have “fake tears like crocodile tears” when he arrived at the site where his wife’s bicycle was found.
Days after Susan went missing, Morphew refused to take a polygraph test, according to a 130-page arrest affidavit unsealed Monday.
Authorities said Susan Morphew had an affair with a friend from high school and intended to divorce her husband. Morpheu will face trial next year. At one point, a few days before his disappearance, he texted her saying “I’m done. I care less what you’ve been up to and doing for years. We need to understand this in a civilized way.” Is.”