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Barry Morphew latest news LIVE: Suzanne Morphew’s friend pleads for closure as search for murder suspect’s wife deepens

A FRIEND of Suzanne Morphew has publicly appealed to murder suspect Barry Morphew to reveal what happened to his missing wife.

The Colorado mom-of-two went missing last Mother’s Day and her body has still not been found.

Suzanne’s friend Tisha Leewaye is now demanding for Barry to disclose what happened to his wife, telling local outlet KOA: "Just please tell us where she is at so we can get the closure that everyone wants."

Leewaye told the outlet that she will not give up on her quest to find her missing friend’s remains.

Suzanne, 49, was reported missing by her neighbor on Mother's Day last May 10 after she allegedly vanished after going on a bike ride.

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced they arrested Barry and charged him with the death of his wife. They have said no other arrests will be made.

The news comes after Barry was allegedly seen out with a mystery redhead two months before he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife Suzanne.

It was revealed Barry, 53, was spotted with a mystery woman in February, reports the Daily Mail.

The murder suspect –  who has maintained his innocence over the past year – was seen tucking into a dinner with a younger redhead at a Mexican restaurant in Salida before dropping her off at a hotel.

Then, two days later, he was seen with the same woman in conversation with her in his white truck outside the Salida Comfort Inn.

Read our Suzanne Morphew live blog below for the very latest news and updates on the missing mother...

  • MORPHEW'S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ANALYSED

    Wood also looked at Morphew's first court appearance after he was arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Suzanne.

    She said: "Handcuffs and shackles encumber him, so it isn't easy to get a clear read on him, but overall I would say he is still feeling strong.

    "He is standing up fairly straight and, even with the handcuffs, his carriage is held upwards."

    She said he kept his head up and didn't look "submissive or shamed" - suggested he may have been attempting to hide his fear.

    "He did have one captured glance of stark fear and I wish I knew what was going on in that moment," Wood added.

  • BARRY MORPHEW'S FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ANALYSED

    Wood also looked at Morphew's first court appearance after he was arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Suzanne.

    She said: "Handcuffs and shackles encumber him, so it isn't easy to get a clear read on him, but overall I would say he is still feeling strong.

    "He is standing up fairly straight and, even with the handcuffs, his carriage is held upwards."

    She said he kept his head up and didn't look "submissive or shamed" - suggested he may have been attempting to hide his fear.

    "He did have one captured glance of stark fear and I wish I knew what was going on in that moment," Wood added.

  • BARRY MORPHEW ‘FAKED DISTRESS’ SAYS BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT (CONTINUED...)

    Wood viewed the clip and said she found it "unsettling to watch" as she dissected the footage, reports DailyMail.com.

    Wood theorized that Barry shaking his head during what the seemingly emotional plea show "that might not be true or are not what he wants".

    She said: "We see pain in his face, but notice it doesn't move across his face and change as he speaks, but seems set like a mask which reveals that he put on or faked the pained expressions."

    And she also dissected what he said, saying his plea of "Oh, Suzanne" appears to be "forced" and it seemed "speeded up and over rather than lingering with affection or concern".

    Wood also pointed to the fact he rarely mentioned Suzanne's name, adding: "Spouses typically repeat their [missing] partner's name over and over, and keep talking and pleading endlessly until they run out of time on the segment or until they break down with emotion."

  • BARRY MORPHEW ‘FAKED DISTRESS’ IN PLEA FOR SUZANNE’S RETURN AND LOOKED ‘FEARFUL’ IN COURT, BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT CLAIMS

    A BODY language expert has claimed Barry Morphew faked his distress during the public plea for his wife Suzanne's return - and also looked "fearful" during his first court appearance.

    Morphew, 53, has previously denied any involvement in the disappearance of Suzanne, 49, as he was this week arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

    Patti Wood, a body language guru who has been quoted in countless print articles and appeared on news shows, gave her assessment of Barry's public appeals last year and his appearance at a court in Colorado.

    Barry has not yet entered a plea and will remain in a Chaffee County detention facility until his next court date on May 27.

    Morphew released a public appeal on May 10, 2020, just days after she vanished as he pleaded for his wife's safe return. He appeared extremely distressed in the clip and on the verge of tears as he appeared in the clip along with a tip line for the FBI.

  • EXPLAINED: WHO IS BARRY MORPHEW?

    Barry Morphew reportedly has a connection to a landscaping company, online records reveal.

    He launched BLM Enterprises in 2004 and was listed as an agent with BLM Landscaping in Indiana, according to Heavy.com, citing Indiana business records.

    Morphew also claimed that he is a volunteer firefighter in Colorado.

  • WATCH: BARRY MORPHEW IN COURT IN JAIL JUMPSUIT OVER ‘MURDER’ OF WIFE SUZANNE

    Barry Morphew in court in jail jumpsuit over ‘murder’ of wife Suzanne
  • SUZANNE’S SISTER WAS EMOTIONAL WHEN SHE KNEW ABOUT BARRY MORPHEW’S ARREST

    Melinda Moorman reportedly wasn’t surprised but she was emotional when she knew of Barry Morphew’s arrest, according to CBS.

    “I felt great sadness, great sadness and also relief that maybe now we are moving forward to seeking justice for my sister,” she told CBS.

    Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze called her the moment Morphew was arrested.

    “He said that Barry Morphew had been taken into custody and was being taken into custody at that moment and he was watching the action,” Moorman said.

    “I just, first and foremost, want to commend Sheriff John Spezze for his professionalism, his integrity, his kindness to our family this last year. He has been as transparent as the case would allow, without jeopardizing the integrity of the case,” she added.

  • SUZANNE’S SISTER ‘STILL LOVES’ BARRY

    Suzanne Morphew’s sister Melinda Moorman has claimed she still loves her brother-in-law but that he’s done a “terrible thing” after he was charged with her murder on Wednesday.

    She said said it was the “beginning of justice” after the 53-year-old was held almost a full year after Suzanne went missing from the couple’s Colorado home in May, 2020.

    “My first reaction is relief,” Moorman told Fox 21. “And grateful. I’m just so grateful.”

    “Today, justice is beginning for my sister,” she added.

    “It’s been a journey that no one ever imagines that they’ll take.”

  • BARRY MORPHEW 'FAKED' DISTRESS AND LOOKED 'FEARFUL'

    A body language expert has claimed Barry Morphew faked his distress during the public plea for his wife Suzanne's return - and also looked "fearful" during his first court appearance.

    Morphew, 53, has previously denied any involvement in the disappearance of Suzanne, 49, as he was this week arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

    Patti Wood, a body language guru who has been quoted in countless print articles and appeared on news shows, gave her assessment of Barry's public appeals last year and his appearance at a court in Colorado.

    Barry has not yet entered a plea and will remain in a Chaffee County detention facility until his next court date on May 27.

    Morphew released a public appeal on May 10, 2020, just days after she vanished as he pleaded for his wife's safe return.

    He appeared extremely distressed in the clip and on the verge of tears as he appeared in the clip along with a tip line for the FBI.

    Wood viewed the clip and said she found it "unsettling to watch" as she dissected the footage, suggesting he may have faked his distress.

    She also claimed Morphew looked "fearful" in video taken from his first court appearence.

  • BARRY MORPHEW DENIED REQUEST TO DRESS IN 'STREET CLOTHES' FOR HEARING

    Barry Morphew's lawyers requested that the murder suspect be allowed to appear in plain clothes during his first court hearing.

    His legal team also tried to limit the media coverage of the court appearance.

    Both of these requested were denied by Judge Patrick Murphy, and Morphew appeared before cameras in a prison jumpsuit striped with orange and white.

    The judge held him without bail but said he could continue to have communication with his daughters.

    He will return to court on May 27. 

  • SUZANNE'S SISTER URGES BARRY TO CONFESS TO 'SAVE US THE HEARTACHE'

    Suzanne Morphew's sister is calling on her brother-in-law Barry to confess to murdering his wife to 'save us all the heartache' of a lengthy trial.

    Melinda Moorman says she forgives Barry Morphew, 52, for allegedly murdering her sister Suzanne.

    But she wants him to admit his crime to save his daughters and the family more pain.

    "Barry Morphew has the full weight of the authorities and law coming against him, and if he has any kind of sense at all and if he loves his girls at all, I hope he'll do the right thing and confess and save us all the heartache," Melinda said on Good Morning America.

  • SUZANNE'S BROTHER ACCUSED BARRY

    Suzanne’s brother Andrew Moorman accused him of having played a role in his wife’s disappearance. 

    He also slammed Barry's claim Suzanne could have been the victim of an animal attack and he noted that sniffer dogs could not pick up her scent.

    Moorman told Dr. Phil that he believed his sister was "abducted, and in this case, murdered." 

    "I don't think she was taken to a second location, I think it happened at home," he said.

    Moorman claimed he thought Barry was guilty "based on the behaviors and things that happened" but that he would "pray it's not." 

    "My sister was murdered," he also told Denver7.

    "And she was hidden within a three-and-a-half-hour window. So that — I can draw a circle on that and tell you she's within that circle. And that's what I know happened."

    Moorman mounted his own independent search with hundreds of volunteers last September as locals called for more information from law enforcement. 

    Barry did not take part in the search at the time as he claimed he did not believe Suzanne was still in the area. 

  • DAUGHTERS MOUTH 'WE LOVE YOU' AT BARRY IN COURT

    Barry and Suzanne's adult daughters Mallory and Macy's are continuing to back him - and were present during his first court appearance.

    According to 9News, the Morphew daughters cried as their dad was brought from the court in handcuffs.

    The sisters mouthed "we love you" as Barry shuffled was taken out of the courtroom charged with their mom's murder.

    The 53-year-old appeared handcuffed and in an orange and white jumpsuit at Chaffee County Court in Colorado as the judge told him he would still be allowed civil contact with his children.

    He said "Yes sir" and "no sir" in response to Judge Patrick Murphy reading his charges as he was held without bail.

    Barry has not yet entered a plea and will remain in a Chaffee County detention facility until his next court date on May 27.

  • BARRY MORPHEW ARREST PAPERS COULD BE UNSEALED SOON

    The arrest affidavit of Barry Morphew could be unsealed by a court as early as Thursday, May 13, officials say.

    The judge is allowing the defense seven days to look them over.

    Prosecutors did not object to unsealing the documents. Should the defense, another hearing would be set.

    All evidence in the case currently remains under seal.

    Should the documents be released, questions as to what led to Barry's arrest after a year-long investigation may may finally be answered.

  • WHO IS BARRY MORPHEW?

    Barry Morphew reportedly has a connection to a landscaping company, online records reveal.

    He launched BLM Enterprises in 2004 and was listed as an agent with BLM Landscaping in Indiana, according to Heavy.com, citing Indiana business records.

    Morphew also claimed that he is a volunteer firefighter in Colorado.

  • MYSTERY REDHEAD

    Barry Morphew was allegedly seen out with a mystery redhead two months before he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife Suzanne.

    The Colorado mom-of-two went missing last Mother’s Day and her body has still not been found.

    It has now been revealed Barry, 53, was spotted with a mystery woman in February, reports the Daily Mail.

    The murder suspect – who has maintained his innocence over the past year – was seen tucking into a dinner with a younger redhead at a Mexican restaurant in Salida before dropping her off at a hotel.

    Then, two days later, he was seen with the same woman in conversation with her in his white truck outside the Salida Comfort Inn.

  • ENOUGH EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO CHARGE BARRY DESPITE MISSING BODY

    District Attorney Linda Stanley said on Wednesday that investigators found enough evidence to charge Barry for his wife’s murder even though her body is still missing, according to Fox News.

    Barry was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence and attempt to influence a public servant.

    “Rather, it’s the next step in this very difficult yet very important journey as we seek justice for Suzanne and her family,” Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said during a news conference on Wednesday.

  • SUZANNE'S SISTER 'STILL LOVES' BARRY

    Suzanne Morphew's sister Melinda Moorman has claimed she still loves her brother-in-law but that he's done a "terrible thing" after he was charged with her murder on Wednesday.

    She said said it was the "beginning of justice" after the 53-year-old was held almost a full year after Suzanne went missing from the couple's Colorado home in May, 2020.

    “My first reaction is relief,” Moorman told Fox 21. “And grateful. I’m just so grateful.”

    “Today, justice is beginning for my sister," she added.

    “It’s been a journey that no one ever imagines that they’ll take.”

  • SUZANNE'S TEARFUL FRIENDS PLEAD WITH BARRY 'TELL US WHERE SHE IS'

    Suzanne Morphew's friends pleaded with her husband Barry to "tell us where she is" after his arrest and murder charge in her presumed death.

    Suzanne, a mom of two, went missing last year on Mother's Day, and Barry was arrested Wednesday, nearly a full year later.

    However, despite the charges, police confirmed that Suzanne's body has still not been found.

    A friend of Suzanne's, Tish Leewaye, told KOAA that her friends are determined to get justice and pleaded with Barry to cooperate with investigators.

    "Just please tell us where she is at so we can get the closure that everyone wants," Leewaye said.

    Leewaye said that Barry's arrest on Wednesday was a big deal, but the missing mom's friends won't rest until they get her "justice."

  • BARRY SHARED LOVE LETTERS FROM WIFE SUZANNE

    Barry Morphew shared love letters from his wife Suzanne before he was arrested for her murder.

    Barry, 53, has maintained his innocence throughout the search for the 49-year-old former teacher and issued a $100,000 reward for her return after claiming that he believed she was abducted

    Barry posted pleading videos to Facebook asking for her return and also shared photos and love notes from his wife in an interview with CBS 4. 

    "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,” she allegedly wrote in a Valentine’s Day card in 2020, just three months before her disappearance. 

    "I remember the first kiss you gave me at my front door,” another letter read. 

    “I remember the day you asked me to marry you when you gave me flowers at the pond... 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 day our girls were born," the note continued. 

    "I remember the February nights in 2013 when I was so sick and couldn't sleep. I remember all the beautiful and difficult times. We've had so many. You are my love 4ever."

  • BARRY LEFT 'STRANGE NOTE' AFTER SUZANNE VANISHED

    Barry Morphew left a bizarre note after his wife Suzanne disappeared while he appeared to be canvassing to try and find her.

    On May 12, two days after Suzanne’s disappearance on Mother's Day 2020, the manager of Poncha Marker, a nearby store, said that Barry Morphew knocked on the window.

    He handed her a message scribbled on a scrap of paper in black felt-tip pen.

    It contained what he said was a description of Suzanne and asked the manager to keep an eye out for her.

    The scrawl read: "Baby blue bike helmet. Bikers clothing."

    It contained no physical description of his missing wife and he didn't leave any contact information.

    "He could’ve written down a description of what he was wearing. I thought it was weird because he didn’t explain what color her eyes were, the color of her hair, how tall she was – anything," the store manager said.

  • BARRY ACCUSED SHERIFF OF TRYING TO 'BLAME' HIM

    In an interview with FOX 21 last August, Barry Morphew accused the Chaffee County Sheriff's Department of “trying to blame it on me” after they “screwed this whole thing up" regarding his wife Suzanne's disappearance.

    "My buddy was there right after [they found her bike], and he said that they completely destroyed the evidence, and he tried to stop them, but they wouldn't listen to him and said, 'This is not CSI,'" he said. 

    "There's no evidence for the investigators to see because the Sheriff's Department completely obliterated it."

    He reiterated his claims that Suzanne may have been attacked by an animal, had an accident on the road, or that she had crossed paths with someone who knew her. 

    The allegedly grieving husband also claimed he would not stop searching for his wife. 

    "My wife and I have been in love since 1988 and she's the love of my life. And I continue to search for her every day and I will until I find her," he said. 

    "I promise and I promised my girls that."

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