Suzanne Morphew said marriage with Barry was troubled, she was afraid for her safety in last texts, claims sister

'She definitely made implications that she had concerns about her safety and the condition of their relationship had, I think, deteriorated quite a bit over the last several years'


                            Suzanne Morphew said marriage with Barry was troubled, she was afraid for her safety in last texts, claims sister
Barry Morphew cast a fraud vote on Suzanne Morphew's behalf for Trump (Chafee Country Sheriff's Office)

CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO: Suzanne Morphew, the Colorado mom who went missing last year and whose body is yet to be found, might have been afraid of her husband Barry Morphew as she sent her sister a bunch of 'telling" texts just days before her disappearance. 

Melinda Moorman, Suzanne's sister revealed that the missing mother-of-two expressed fears for her safety shortly before vanishing on the morning of Mother's Day last year after reportedly setting out on a bike ride a little while after her husband left home to travel to Denver for a landscaping job. While Suzanne's body remains undiscovered, police charged Barry Morphew with first-degree homicide on May 5 this year. 

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The 'very profound' text message

On Saturday, Melinda Moorman, who lives in Sevierville, Tennessee, told Colorado's Heart of the Rockies Radio that missing sibling had sent a series of "telling" texts on the final day she was seen alive, May 8, 2020. "She definitely made implications that she had concerns about her safety and the condition of their relationship had, I think, deteriorated quite a bit over the last several years." she said in reference to Suzanne's relationship with her husband Barry. 

Despite not being the kind of sisters who spoke on a daily or even weekly basis, Moorman explained that she and Suzanne had a "very intuitive and a very close relationship and we were very connected." "And when we did speak, it was unspoken many things but we shared many similarities on our own journeys personally and and she relied on my counsel," she added. 

Just before her disappearance, Moorman said, her sister sent her a "very profound" text message. She chose not to elaborate on what the text actually said. "She was transparent with me, particularly the Friday before she went missing, she revealed a very telling text to me it was very profound, very transparent and it showed the state of her mind on that Friday she disappeared," she told the radio host.

Moorman takes "no joy" in her brother-in-law's arrest

Moorman also shared her agony at not having a body to bury. "It still weighs heavy on us, it is a very difficult complex grief that we are enduring and without her remains it is a devastating heartbreaking place to live," she said. "And we do hope and we pray that our remains will be found and that the person responsible will come clean and reveal the truth about where she is, so that we can give her a proper burial and love her the way she needed to be loved," she said.

She has also insisted she takes "no joy" in her brother-in-law's arrest. "As Suzanne's family we take no joy in what has happened to Suzanne or Barry or our beautiful nieces, or Barry's family. we are broken-hearted at every level and we find no delight even in his arrest," she said. "It is a tragedy for all of us. the ripple effect is profound, our lives will never be the same."

When she was asked about the allegations against her sister's alleged killer husband, on the fact that he used her sister's ID to fraudulently vote for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Moorman said, "it is just beyond me." When Barry was questioned about the same by an FBI agent, he admitted to the fraud, explaining that he simply "wanted Trump to win." "I know she (Suzanne) was going to vote for Trump anyways," he allegedly told the agent.

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