A family who “remained hopeful” of seeing the return of a Colorado mother missing since May 2020 will finally be able to begin their mourning after the remains of her body were found last week.
“Although the location of Suzanne’s remains [Morphew] “is a vital part of this investigation, and for his family, we are left with many more questions than answers,” Colorado Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a statement reported Thursday by NBC News.
Following the disappearance of the 49-year-old mother in May 2020, charges were filed against her husband, Barry Morphew, before being dropped without prejudice in April 2022, to allow investigators to file new charges if necessary, said the American media.
His body was reportedly located during an unrelated search in Moffat County, located approximately 75 miles south of Chaffee.
For the moment, no new charges have been brought by investigators since the discovery of the body of the mother of two girls.
For his part, his partner would have indicated, through his lawyer Iris Eytan, that the family would have been shocked when they heard the news, and that they were beginning to mourn.
“They were convinced that their wife and mother would come back into their lives. The news is heartbreaking,” lamented the lawyer in an email to NBC News.
The lawyer also represents the father of the family in a lawsuit filed last May, in which he accuses investigators of having demonstrated “tunnel vision” by suspecting only him, seeking compensation of 15 million dollars, according to the American media.