SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4) – The home of a missing mother from Salida is now up for sale. Suzanne Morphew’s husband, Barry, tells CBS4 part of the decision to list it was due to what he believes happened to her.

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Suzanne, 49, disappeared on May 10 and Barry said believes she was abducted. He told CBS4 that his daughters are terrified to return to the house, and the family has been renting a home nearby for the last several weeks.

Another reason Barry felt the need to list the home is due to the extensive media coverage. He has been recorded against his will and had curious strangers wander onto the property.

CBS4 sat down with him at the house on Sunday, with no cameras. He wanted to share his side of the story.

Since his wife disappeared, Suzanne’s brother has been his biggest critic, even implicating him in her disappearance.

Andy Moorman told the Dr. Phil show on Friday that he believes Barry murdered his sister, despite the fact investigators have not identified a person of interest.

Moorman organized a large-scale volunteer search at the end of September, combing through areas investigators have previously looked, hoping to find any sign of his sister.

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We asked Barry why he didn’t join the search. He said it was because he had already spent months doing the same with close friends. He no longer believes she’s in the area. He also added Moorman never reached out to him directly about the search despite repeated attempts to contact him personally.

Barry said his brother-in-law hasn’t cared to reach out to his sister in the past and questioned his motives.

“I’ve spent many nights… Suzanne crying on my shoulder, asking why her siblings refuse to show her love,” said Barry.

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When her cancer came back, he said he and his daughters were the only family by her side.

Suzanne was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma just before the couple married in 1994. The 52 year old said despite the odds, they had two beautiful daughters together.  Barry broke down as he talked about all they had been through and the love they shared together.

Barry and Suzanne Morphew (credit: Morphew family)

He shared a letter Suzanne wrote to him in February for Valentines Day. It’s the last note he has from her.

“Just want you to know – my life would be nothing without your love and the excitement you bring to our marriage and my life. All my love – Suzanne” 

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“I remember the first kiss you gave me at my front door. I remember our long talks in the dark on the golf course between the 3rd tee and the green. I remember the day you asked me to marry you, you gave me flowers in Castletin. I remember the day you held me when I just found out I had cancer… 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. 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.”

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Barry says he still clings to hope and has faith she is alive somewhere.

He says to help the investigation, he opened his home and property to investigators, as well as cell phone records and computers. He said he has sat through countless days of interrogations and despite media reports, does not have a lawyer.

Suzanne’s daughters started a GoFundMe page to aid in the search for their mother.

Jamie Leary

Comments (8)
  1. Bex says:

    The same “we’ he always speaks of. We know Suzanne was loving, I’d be willing to bet she has written her daughters letters as well. Unfortunately whatever caused you to kill her will haunt you. Why not tell where you dumped or buried her, for the sake of your daughters. Someone who wants to find a missing loved one would be talking to all media, posting flyers etc. I know use some of the go fund me money to hire a private detective, do something. Unless you simply dont want her found, because you already know wher you put her.

    1. If Barry Morphew did his wife in, and is not a complete psychopath, he didn’t get away with it. Morphew only would think he did, the issue forgotten by murderers, especially murderers of those once loved by the perp, his conscious will destroy him. You don’t get away from a crime like that, you only think you did.

  2. Sam says:

    Bad reporting, the daughters did not start any gofundme, barry and his nephew did

    1. Why haven’t the police arrested Morphew. If he set up a go-fund-me and didn’t use the funds for the stated purpose that is a serious crime. The police would arrest him and prosecute to the fullest extent if this occurred, unless the police are waiting for some reason, I don’t think the go-fund-me story is completely accurate.

  3. Hazel says:

    The GoVundMe you have linked here is the wrong one! None of this money was used for searching for Suzanne…It should have been and now people are requesting their donations be returned…this is fraudulent. Wrong GoFundMe

  4. Tricia S Austin says:

    How is he going to be able to sell the house without her notarized signature on the grant deed or warranty deed? They are both on title as joint tenants. They would both have to sign it unless he had an affidavit of death.

  5. BARRYKILLEDHER says:

    Barry, you sick , vile, disgusting excuse for a man and father… WHERE IS HER BODY?! You must know you will NEVER live a life of happiness or peace. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU BARRY AND NOTHING WILL STOP US. IF YOU BELIEVE ANYTHING IN THIS LIFE BARRY, BELIEVE THIS: WE KNOW IT WAS YOU AND WE KNOW YOU ARE A COWARD, WE ARE GOING TO BRING YOU TO JUSTICE. BELIEVE THAT. JUSTICE IS COMING YOUR WAY!!!!! IT JUST MIGHT NOT BE IN THE FORM YOU THINK YOU HAVE SUCCEFULLY AVOID. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED BARRY.

    1. Robert Gift says:

      We do not know it was him.
      Who be “We”?

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