May 08, 21:04 – 20 Facebook friend requests, 3 men named “Jeff.” Barry’s lurking at the River.
Barry was asked about his phone pinging down by the river during the Facebook posts on Friday night and asked if he was outside. Barry said, “I could have been. I don’t remember. I chase critters around the house all the time. There’s a bear that got in the garage. He completely destroyed my garage. And I’ve been looking for him ever since he came in the garage. I wasn’t going to shoot him, but I was just going to scare him off and uh, coyotes, are always outside.”
“To date, no evidence has been obtained to include outgoing phone calls, outgoing SMS text messages, vehicle movements, sightings on video cameras, or sightings by an independent witness other than Barry, that Suzanne left the Morphew house after May 8, 2020 at 7:06PM.” AA
Between 8-9 p.m. on May 8, #SuzanneMorphew Facebook codes were reset. She friend requested 23 people in total 20 were men. Investigators asked Barry if this was him and he said no. Aug 10, 2021 LS/PH
(Facebook Friend Requests)
Subsequent to the issuance of a search warrant, your affiant received the Face book business record for the account of Per his own admission, Barry Morphew was running around his house with a loaded .22 rifle when Suzanne ceased all communication with everyone she loved in the world….. FBI SA Grusing and FBI Staff Operations Specialist (SOS) Robert Bos reviewed the results. Twenty males (three of them with the first name “Jeffery Scott Libler DOB: February 18, 1970 Residence: Howell, MI AA: (Suzanne’s Affair – Jeff Libler) Upon the recovery of Suzanne’s spy pen, SA Grusing and SA Kenneth Harris began prioritizing anyone named “Jeff’ in Suzanne’s social media, phone records or other accounts. On the pen, Suzanne spoke to an unknown male named “Jeff’ while she was in Florida as…”, though Jeffery Scott Libler DOB: February 18, 1970 Residence: Howell, MI AA: (Suzanne’s Affair – Jeff Libler) Upon the recovery of Suzanne’s spy pen, SA Grusing and SA Kenneth Harris began prioritizing anyone named “Jeff’ in Suzanne’s social media, phone records or other accounts. On the pen, Suzanne spoke to an unknown male named “Jeff’ while she was in Florida as… was not on the list) and three females were “new friends added” to Suzanne’s Facebook account between Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:04PM (MST), through Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 6:01 PM.
From a cursory review of Suzanne’s account dating back to January 1, 2020, these friend requests were out of the norm for Per his own admission, Barry Morphew was running around his house with a loaded .22 rifle when Suzanne ceased all communication with everyone she loved in the world….. Though Suzanne received over twenty friend requests from others in 2020, her Facebook account profile initiated no friend requests until May 8th.
Of the 23 people who received Suzanne’s request, none were able to confirm with Suzanne that it was actually her who sent the request. FBI and CCSO interviewed over ten of these recipients, most of whom live in Indiana.
Derek Thurston, who received a request from Suzanne’s account on May 10, 2020 at 10:12 AM, said he knew Suzanne from junior high and high school in Alexandria but was not a close friend of hers. Thurston thought it odd that Suzanne decided to send the friend request after not talking to him in over 25 years. He added that she did not seem like the type who was desperate to “friend” people whom she did not know well.
Bobby Huff, who became Facebook “friends” with Suzanne on May 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM, graduated with Barry from Alexandria Monroe High School (AMHS) in Alexandria, Indiana. Huff has not talked to Barry or Suzanne Morphew since 1985. Huff stated that Suzanne “would never see me and friend me (on Facebook).” Huff explained that her sending of the invitation felt “weird” to him and not something Suzanne would do after such a long time of not speaking, especially the day before she disappeared.
Huff added that many rumors were flying around Alexandria that Suzanne and Barry were not happy in their marriage, that Barry was in financial trouble and that he was involved in shady business dealings.
Shane Phipps became Facebook “friends” with Suzanne on May 8, 2020 at 9:08 PM. Phipps said that he did not know Suzanne because she was younger than him, but he and Barry knew each other from AMHS since Phipps was one year older than Barry.
Wade Pulliam called the Suzanne Morphew tip line. Pulliam wanted to report receiving a Facebook request from Suzanne on Friday May 8, 2020, at 10:05 AM, which he found strange because he has not spoken with her in thirty-plus years.
Ricky King became Facebook “friends” with Suzanne on May 9, 2020 at 9:31 AM. King had his phone with him when he received the friend request on that Saturday, May 9th. He accepted the request though he had no real contact with Suzanne or Barry since high school. King described the friend request as “strange,” considering the timing and the fact that he did not know Suzanne or Barry well.