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Suzanne Morphew, mother who went missing on bike ride, died by homicide: Autopsy



Suzanne Morphew, mother who went missing on bike ride, died by homicide: Autopsy

Suzanne Morphew, the Colorado mother who went lacking on a motorbike journey in Could 2020, died by murder, based on an post-mortem launched Monday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation mentioned in an announcement.

Her demise was decided to have been attributable to “Murder by undetermined means within the setting of butorphanol, azaperone, and medetomidine intoxication,” based on the post-mortem.

“These medication are marketed as a compounded injectable chemical immobilizer for wildlife,” based on the post-mortem from the El Paso County coroner.

There was no indication of trauma to her physique on the time of her demise, based on the report.

Barry Morphew, Suzanne’s husband, was charged along with her homicide in 2021, however these charged had been dropped in April 2022 simply earlier than a trial was supposed to start. Nobody has been arrested within the case since.

“The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and our regulation enforcement companions perceive and recognize the general public curiosity surrounding this case,” CBI Director Chris Schaefer mentioned in an announcement Monday. “The investigative staff assembled to work this case continues to observe the proof and solely the proof as we search justice for Suzanne’s demise.”

Suzanne Morphew is seen on this undated photograph launched by Chaffee County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Workplace

Her physique was present in September 2023 whereas investigators had been looking out in an unrelated case. Her stays had been present in Moffat, Colorado, in Saguache County, about 90 minutes south of the place she lived in Chaffee County.

“For the previous 4 years the Morphews have agonized over Suzanne’s disappearance,” the Morphew household mentioned in an announcement from their lawyer. “This included not solely the ache of the lack of their spouse and mom but additionally the false accusations and prosecution of Barry Morphew. The Morphews have prayed the authorities would take away their blinders and never solely discover Suzanne, however discover the suspect accountable for her disappearance and homicide. Nonetheless, the Morphews are left with extra questions than solutions and an absence of justice for Suzanne, the household and the group.”

Along with her garments, the post-mortem notes a “weathered bullet” was discovered along with her stays.

Barry, and the couple’s grownup daughters Macy and Mallory, additionally accused investigators of not telling them whether or not they examined the bullet or the clothes for any DNA proof.

Barry and his daughters spoke to ABC Information in Could 2023 after they filed a lawsuit towards prosecutors saying he was wrongfully charged.

“They have tunnel imaginative and prescient and so they checked out one particular person and so they’ve received an excessive amount of delight to say they’re unsuitable and look some place else,” Morphew mentioned on the time. “I haven’t got something to fret about. I’ve achieved nothing unsuitable.”

ABC Information’ Jenn Leong, Jenna Harrison, Meredith Deliso, Morgan Winsor and Erielle Reshef contributed to this report.

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