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Suzanne Morphew's friend is pleading for Barry Morphew to reveal where his wife's body is, following his arrest for Suzanne's presumed murder.
Authorities arrested Barry on Wednesday at one of his landscaping job sites and charged him with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Investigators believe they have enough evidence to prove that he killed his 49-year-old wife, who vanished on Mother’s Day of 2020 after going for a bicycle ride in Chaffee County, Colorado.
Suzanne’s friend Tisha Leewaye is now publicly appealing to Barry to disclose what happened to his wife.
"Just please tell us where she is at so we can get the closure that everyone wants," Leewaye said, according to local outlet KOAA.
Leewaye told the outlet that she will not give up on her quest to find her missing friend’s remains.
"We'll find you girl, and get justice, and Happy Mother's Day,” Leeway said on Wednesday. “We are glad today happened, very glad. I know we are not supposed to be glorious, but you got to have some kind of closure. This was a good day, it'll be better when we can put her to rest.”
Since Suzanne's disappearance, Barry has appeared publicly distraught.
“I will do whatever it takes to get you back. Honey, I love you and I want you back so bad,” he pleaded in a Facebook video, posted last May, just days after his wife vanished.
Suzanne and Barry have two daughters together.
Barry’s video seemed to imply that he believed someone could be holding her captive; he alluded to a possible ransom, saying he’d pay anything to free her.
But since his wife’s disappearance, Barry has been accused of infidelity. He's denied having an affair and has said he had nothing to do with his wife’s possible death. Barry previously suggested that Suzanne could have been attacked by wildlife.
Leewaye told KOAA that Barry turned down invitations to assist in search efforts and vigils. Extensive search efforts in the past have turned up few obvious clues.
It’s unclear what evidence led to Barry's arrest a year after his wife vanished. In addition to murder and tampering with evidence, Barry has also been charged with attempting to influence a public servant, local outlet KDVR reports.
Relatives have said that Barry was in Denver when Suzanne disappeared, KCNC reports.
Suzanne’s body has yet to be found but her bicycle was found soon after she went missing.
It’s not clear if Barry Morphew has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
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