One year has passed since Suzanne Morphew went missing from her Chaffee County home on May 10, 2020.

A break in the case finally came last week, when the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) announced that they had arrested Suzanne's husband, Barry Morphew, on multiple charges — including first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant — in connection with her disappearance.

Although authorities do not believe that Suzanne is alive, they have not recovered her body. In a press conference, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze noted that the investigation is still ongoing.

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One year later, here is what we currently know about the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew:

  • May 10, 2020
  • May 14, 2020
    • the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) begin aiding in the search
  • May 15, 2020
  • May 17, 2020
    • Barry releases a video pleading for Suzanne's safe return, and implies that she has been kidnapped
    • CBS4 reports that Barry was out of town when Suzanne disappeared
    • authorities ask Chaffee County residents to save security camera footage from May 8 to May 12
    • the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team searches nearby bodies of water
  • May 20, 2020
  • May 22, 2020
  • May 24, 2020
  • May 26, 2020
  • June 10, 2020
  • July 9, 2020
  • Aug. 11, 2020
    • CCSO hands out missing person flyers to Chaffee County residents
    • an unidentified family member tells FOX21 that they believe Barry is manipulating the investigation
  • Aug. 20, 2020
    • Barry tells FOX21 that he is devastated by Suzanne's disappearance, and blames CCSO for mishandling the investigation
  • Aug. 30, 2020
  • Sept. 2, 2020
    • Jeff Puckett, Barry's co-worker, questions Barry's alibi to the, stating that Barry left a hotel room smelling like chlorine on the day Suzanne disappeared
    • reports that Barry obtained guardianship of Suzanne to sell a property in their Indiana hometown
  • Sept. 10, 2020
    • Morgan Gentile, another co-worker of Barry's, confirms Puckett's statements to FOX21
    • Cassidy Cordova, a third co-worker, defends Barry to FOX21, calling the rumors against him "blasphemous"
  • Sept. 11, 2020
  • Sept. 24, 2020
  • Sept. 25, 2020
  • Sept. 28, 2020
    • CCSO debunks rumors that human remains had been found in the search for Suzanne
  • Oct. 2, 2020
  • Oct. 5, 2020
    • the Morphew residence is put up for sale, and listed on Zillow as "a stunning mountain home"
  • Oct. 7, 2020
    • Barry tells CBS4 that he believes Suzanne is still alive
  • Nov. 10, 2020
    • CCSO asks anyone who has interacted with Suzanne on social media to come forward with information
  • Nov. 16, 2020
  • Jan. 10, 2021
    • CCSO says they are still "vigorously" investigating Suzanne's disappearance
  • March 3, 2021
  • May 5, 2021
    • Authorities arrest and charge Barry with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant
  • May 6, 2021

Now, FOX21 is encouraging the community to light a candle or leave a porch light on at 6:30 p.m. on Monday (May 10) to honor Suzanne in an effort called #shinebrightforSuzanne.

Barry is scheduled to appear in court again on May 27. If you have any information about this case, please call the designated tip line at (719) 312-7530.

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