DENVER – The two adult daughters of a Colorado man who was charged with the alleged death of their missing mother said in an interview aired Friday that they stand behind him and do not believe his disappearance had caused any damage to him. Has to do with.
Barry Morphew pleaded for help finding Suzanne Morphew after she disappeared and was reported missing on Mother’s Day in 2020, but was arrested and charged with murder and other crimes in her death last year. He pleaded not guilty and was due to go to trial last month, but prosecutors dropped the charges.
“We just know our father better than anyone else and we know that he was not involved in our mother’s disappearance,” Mallory Morphew told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview, as her sister Maisie said in a statement. He nodded his head in agreement. Barry Morpheu was sitting between them holding hands.
“I just love my girls and I love my wife. I want that to happen,” Barry Morpheu said of his wife.
This was the first time Suzanne Morpheu’s daughters spoke to the media about the allegations against their father. His remarks came just ahead of the second anniversary of his mother’s disappearance from the couple’s home near the mountain community of Maysville.
Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Barry Morpheu after a judge banned him from presenting most of his key witnesses at trial for repeatedly failing to comply with rules to turn the evidence in Barry Morpheu’s favor. gave.
The evidence included the DNA of an unidentified man linked to sexual assault cases in other states, which was found in Susan Morpheu’s SUV, raising the possibility of another suspect being involved.
In the court filing asking for the charges to be dropped, District Attorney Linda Stanley cited that loss and the ongoing search of Suzanne Morphew’s body as reasons for dropping the case. Prosecutors later have the option of filing charges against Barry Morpheus.
Stanley also announced last month that officials believe they know where Susan Morpheu’s body is — an area that was covered in deep snow near the couple’s former home in the southern Colorado mountains. Weather has complicated the search, but prosecutors and law enforcement believe they are close to finding the body, she said in a court filing dated April 19.
Maisie Morphew said in a Friday interview that she hopes Stanley will do everything possible to find his mother.
“What they have done is not fair and we will never stop looking for our mother,” she said.
In a statement to ABC, Stanley’s office said that prosecutors and law enforcement are “looking for Susan Morphew since her disappearance was reported” and continue to do so.