As Mother’s Day approaches, the daughter of Suzanne Morphew, a Colorado woman who disappeared nearly two years ago, has spoken out for the first time, seeking justice on her behalf now that charges of murder against their father were dropped.
Mallory and Macy Morphew sat either side of their dad, Barry, during a Friday appearance on Good Morning America. They always supported him throughout the investigation into their mother’s murder, in which he was the authorities’ main and only suspect. They supported him during his court appearance and visited him while awaiting trial, although their recent talk marks their first meeting together since the charges against their father were dropped.
“We were silent for a long time and we decided that we finally wanted to break the silence,” Mallory said.
“It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but we feel like we can finally take our first steps towards healing, which is a blessing. And we know our father better than anyone and we know he had no part in our mother’s disappearance.
Suzanne Morphew disappeared on the afternoon of May 10, 2020, which was also Mother’s Day, as she left her home in Chaffee County for a bike ride.
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Her disappearance sparked an extensive search and investigation effort, ultimately leading to the arrest of her husband, Barry Morphew. He was charged earlier this year with tampering with physical evidence and attempting to influence a public official as well as murder, although Suzanne’s body has not been found.
Last month, District Attorney Linda Stanley filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Morphew without prejudice, which means charges can still be brought if new evidence is presented.
“Without the victim’s body, people cannot move forward in good faith,” prosecutors said.
In the filing, investigators said they believed they were close to finding Suzanne’s body, but their efforts were hampered by weather conditions.
“I just hope Linda steps in and does whatever she can to find our mother,” she said, “because what they did is not right and we will never stop fighting. looking for our mother.”
Barry echoed the sentiment, expressing his wish that the mystery of his wife’s disappearance be solved.
“I just love my daughters and I love my wife and I just want her to be found.”