Preliminary Hearing Tweets

On August 9th and 10th 2021, the first two days (of four) of the preliminary hearing of Colorado vs Barry Lee Morphew took place in Chaffee County, CO. Cameras were not allowed in the court room, therefore we relied on a few Colorado journalists and broadcasters to report the findings in real time. These are the collected tweets, read from the bottom for chronological order.

Lauren Scharf
@LaurenScharfTV
Storyteller, reporter, truth seeker FOX21 News
Marc Sallinger
@MarcSallinger
Reporter @9NEWS
Carol McKinley
@CarolAMcKinley
Kids are grown. Oats are sown. Opinions my own. ABC News. Colorado Sun Denver Gazette
Ashley Franco
@AshleyKKTV
Reporter at KKTV 11 News
Stephanie (Butzer) Rose
@stephaniebutzer
Doing digital in the mornings for @DenverChannel
  • For those who are wanting more information about this job that #BarryMorphew allegedly did on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, in Broomfield, CO… I did an investigation into the job and you can watch it here: https://t.co/iu7nZiP5Tr Aug 11, 2021
  • On Saturday, May 9 his bobcat was very active. I have to go outside for my liveshot on @FOX21News Aug 10, 2021
  • The BOBCAT, also called the Skidsteer. On page 41 in the affidavit, it states #BarryMorphew was not connected to #SuzanneMorphew disappearance. #FindSuzanne Aug 10, 2021
  • Neilsen asked to have a break for the day but the Judge said no, we must go until 5 p.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • The state has been objecting to many questions due to repetitiveness. The judge agrees. Neilsen continues. Aug 10, 2021
  • Verizon records show #BarryMorphew cell phone at 7:19 a.m. on May 9 receiving a signal. Neilsen asked, “Can a phone receive a signal in airplane mode?” Grusing said, “I don’t know.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense Attorney Neilsen is poking holes into Agent Grusings evidence of when #BarryMorphew put his cell phone on airplane mode on and off. Which is mentioned in the sealed arrest affidavit. Aug 10, 2021
  • Neilsen said, the first May 9 event is at 6:46 am start time airplane mode off event may have been triggered by something. According to CAST report, could be mean that he is coming out of an area with poor service. Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense exhibit FF: Information about Airplane Mode that investigators showed to #BarryMorphew. Aug 10, 2021
  • On March 5, Agent Grusing showed #BarryMorphew a list of the times when he used Airplane Mode. Neilsen is asking if GPS can still be tracked. He replied it can. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 6:56 a.m. sent two text messages to #SuzanneMorphew “You up?” “Happy Mother’s Day, I love you.” Aug 10, 2021
  • “Do you think there is time to dispose of a human body in that time?” Neilsen asked. “No there is not,” Agent Grusing replied. Aug 10, 2021
  • Takes about 32 minutes to drive to Johnson Village from #BarryMorphew home. Neilsen said this is according to Google directions. Based on phone data, he is in Johnson Village at 5:37 am. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew First interview with Com. Walker, Morphew claimed on Sunday morning, he set his alarm for 4:30 am. He had already loaded the truck the night before. Left the driveway around 5 a.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • ALSO Suzanne’s phone made an outgoing call at 2:53 am of MAY 10. That was a half an hour before the door event occurred on #BarryMorphew truck. Aug 10, 2021
  • Now Neilsen is going over phone data of #SuzanneMorphew and #BarryMorphew. According to the CAST REPORT, an incoming call at 12:02 a.m. and an outgoing 2:17 a.m. on May 9. Barry doesn’t have a call until a little after 6 a.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • Neilsen is going over the truck data again with Agent Grusing. BERLA report from 3:25 am – 3:49 am total of 7 door events and 6 parking lights events. Indoor lights are also considered as parking lights. Aug 10, 2021
  • “At 2:45 p.m. #BarryMorphew did something terrible to his wife and then went to get his hot tub fixed?” Neilsen asked. Agent Grusing responded, “I don’t think their timing is accurate.” (referring to Salida Stove and Spa) Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusings theory is that #BarryMorphew did something to #SuzanneMorphew when he got home on May 9. Chasing Suzanne around the home while she is concious. The push pin map that they presented said it isn’t possible for him to move at 45 miles per hour, according to Neilsen. Aug 10, 2021
  • There were 19 miles that were unaccounted for when #BarryMorphew went to Broomfield. Neilsen said this Salida Stove and Spa trip could account for 18 miles. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew had a convo with Janelle and Colton Nebal at the store, according to Neilsen. She is questioning Agent Grusing on his timeline. On May 8, Morphew sent a message to Colton around 1:18 p.m. about getting his hot tub fixed. Asking when he could come out to the home. Aug 10, 2021
  • According to an employee at Salida Stove and Spa, Neilsen said from an interview with investigator Derek Graham #BarryMorphew visited on May 9 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. That there was nothing unusual about his demeanor. Aug 10, 2021
  • On page 6, #BarryMorphew truck stays in the same coordinates at 4:44 p.m. until 9:25 p.m. Parking light events on Page 7, doesn’t change the coordinate of the truck. 6 odometer events on May 9. 3 odometer events 10:04 am & 10:06 am. are around the same of two parking light events Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense Exhibit GG: List of events comparing the door events to the light events on #BarryMorphew truck. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 2:44 p.m. #BarryMorphew comes home according to truck data and the next-door event is at 4:44 p.m. Agent Grusing said he asked Morphew if he would authenticate whether he left the door open or not. Neilsen checking the data on the truck again from May 9, 10. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 2 p.m. #BarryMorphew was getting his blade replaced on his bobcat. on Saturday, May 9. Aug 10, 2021
  • Neilsen is going over the truck and cell phone data again on May 9. At 1:55 p.m. door opens at DSI and there is surveillance video as well. Aug 10, 2021
  • Court is back in session for #BarryMorphew Prelim DAY 2! Agent Grusing is still on the stand. Attorney Neilsen is cross-examining him. Aug 10, 2021
  • I’m back in business! Don’t fret… it sounds like we are about to go into a break for 12 minutes. Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit T is admitted. It is a copy of the cellebrite reader’s report with precision value which Neilsen points out was info in the affidavit but didn’t have the precision values the defense would like to add. Aug 10, 2021
  • I’m having difficulty with my internet. Trying to use my phone now so tweets will come slower. Hopefully I can get things fixed soon on my Computer. Ahhhhhh Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit T is admitted. It is a copy of the cellebrite readers report with precision value which Neilsen points out was info in the affidavit but didn’t have the precision values the defense would like to add. Aug 10, 2021
  • Judge allows this exhibit… If you were wondering Agent Johnny Grusing is only the third witness the prosecution has called to the stand. They were planning to call 8 for the first two days of #Barrymorphew preliminary hearing. Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense exhibit XXX: Another copy of cellebrite report. Neilsen is speaking about the precision value of this data. (more up to date program) The state is objecting this foundation because the exhibit doesn’t say who’s phone the data came from or a number. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said he isn’t too familiar with this program that the defense is sharing. He said this isn’t what they use, they use another program and knows what this program is but not really how to read the data. Aug 10, 2021
  • Sorry gang… they are showing things on the computer that are too small to read. They are going over the Cellebrite Report extensively. District Attorney Linda Stanely has not questioned a witness today. Aug 10, 2021
  • The judge has asked multiple times in court to keep masks on while inside the courtroom. #BarryMorphew had to pull his mask above nose. Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense exhibit J,K,I,L,M: Google maps around the Morphew home off Puma Path in Maysville with push pins on them. Neilsen again is speaking about the distance between these points referring to #BarryMorphew phone. Neilsen says this shows he had to have been moving through walls. Aug 10, 2021
  • She is talking about Push pins on a map. (locations where #BarryMorphew phone pinged) Attorney Neilsen is speaking about how much time it takes for someone to walk from one distance to another. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said the 23 times speaking with LE sounded like a high number. Neilsen is questioning Grusing about the pinging data. She is showing him defense exhibit H: Cellebrite Report. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing helped write the 129-page arrest affidavit. #BarryMorphew spoke with LE 23 times. Barry didn’t LE until Feb. 28, 2021, about the chipmunks 9 months after #SuzanneMorphew went missing. (reference about phone pinging outside the home) Aug 10, 2021
  • May 10: #BarryMorphew called #SuzanneMorphew at 11:20 a.m. then called Mallory at 12:06 p.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • Attorney Dru Neilsen is now questioning Agent Grusing. They are looking at #BarryMorphew phone records proving that Barry called Suzanne as he drove home from Broomfield. No answer. Aug 10, 2021
  • This picture is the last PROOF OF LIFE of #Suzannemorphew Barry looked at the photo and allegedly told investigators she looked drunk. Described her eyes as drunk eyes, “it would take the edge off for the night.” Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew left the home around 1:38 p.m. #suzannemorphew sent a message to Libler saying “Guess who is alone again?? at 2:03 picture was sent sunbathing. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 9, #BarryMorphews phone is pinged near the river behind his home. Investigators asked why this was, his response was, “I was looking for a turkey that Mallory had shot some time ago.” 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 a.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • Investigators’ last interviews with #BarryMorphew were April 5 and April 22. Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit 60 is being showed. It is a google map of where the helmet and bike was found vs. where the home is on Puma Path. #SuzanneMorphew helmet was 50 feet from the road. Libler advised Suzanne to have contact info in the helmet in case of crash. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 9, Text messages: 9:50 BM: Wanna go on a hike? 9:52 SM: where? (no response) Later on, asking about summer tires on range rover? 10:36 SM: Wanna meet to hike? 12 minutes later 10:48 BM:No, coming home SM: Get Hottub stuff Aug 10, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew sent messages to Sheila Oliver about her daughters wedding the next day. Aug 10, 2021
  • 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
  • ON May 8, #SuzanneMorphew sent a picture of #Barrymorphew standing outside Moonlight Pizza waiting for pizza to the girls. The girls are in Utah on a roadtrip. Aug 10, 2021
  • Multiple calls between #SuzanneMorphew and #BarryMorphew were sent back and forth to each other Friday morning. At 10:55 am Barry sent a text, “I love you Suzanne.” Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 8, At 9:28 am #SuzanneMorphew sent a text to her sister Melinda. Saying that #Barrymorphew was abrasive and abusive. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing spoke with Sheila about #SuzanneMorphew list. More examples of grievances: concerns about recovering from cancer with #BarryMorphew still in the picture. Concerns about cameras in the garage. Accusing Suzanne of Boyfriend. They spoke with Barry about this. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said he spoke with Sheila and #Barrymorphew and other friends about this list. He spoke to Barry about a time in Mexico trying to take her phone and look at it. Aug 10, 2021
  • On MAY 8, a note in #SuzanneMorphew was a list of 50 reasons why she wanted to leave the marriage. Ex. A lot of Women on FB, and said it was good for business Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 7, #BarryMorphew texted a person about getting a new truck. Attempted to call #SuzanneMorphew dad Gene. Also texted George Davis. Mallory was sending pictures of their trip to Utah and also a text that said, “Finally got the job!” Aug 10, 2021
  • On MAY 6, #BarryMorphew sent text messages to #SuzanneMorphew talking about suicide. “Going to see my savior. This life on earth is a mear grain of sand compared to eternity.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit 56 in #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing: This is the text message he had deleted off his phone from Suzanne. The text is from May 6 at 10:13 a.m. There were only two messages that were swiped (deleted). Aug 10, 2021
  • BACK FROM LUNCH: Agent Johnny Grusing is still on the stand. Aug 10, 2021
  • COURT WILL TAKE A LUNCH BREAK UNTIL 1:30 p.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • After 6 p.m. #BarryMorphew takes multiple trips in and out of the hotel entrance bringing in tools. Asks the front desk person if it would be ok to leave them for his workers who were coming later. These were hand tools. Aug 10, 2021
  • This story changed according to Agent Grusing. Early in May he said he worked at the jobsite and in April amended his statement to watching FOX News. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 5:55 p.m. #BarryMorphew has changed shirts again as he leaves the hotel room. Agent Grusing said Barry wouldn’t say what he did in the hotel room. He mentioned watching FOX News and a basketball show. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 12:42 p.m. until 5:55 p.m. #BarryMorphew does not leave his hotel room in Broomfield. This doesn’t match the statements he gave investigators early in May. He claimed he had been working at the wall. Aug 10, 2021
  • He is seen walking with his hands in his pockets with his head down as he walks away from the dumpster. Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit 50: A different angle of a surveillance camera. Showing #Barrymorphew carrying the items to the dumpster. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 12:27 p.m. #BarryMorphew is seen on hotel surveillance moving two bags to a dumpster. Throwing away a bag that you can see camo coat and a tree container. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 12:06 p.m. #BarryMorphew calls his daughter, Mallory. At 3:30 p.m. he texted #SuzanneMorphew to call him. At 5:15 p.m. he got a call from Mr. Ritter. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing mentions that #BarryMorphew, as well as Garrett Construction Company, knew that they couldn’t work on Sunday in the city of Broomfield. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew went to the Broomfield WALL and did 11-15 minutes of work. Removed blocks from the retaining wall. This job was for Garrett Construction. The company told Agent Grusing that the job would need a bobcat. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew returned back to the hotel with a large notebook with papers that are messy. Then left the hotel 20 minutes later with the notebook in hand with papers neat in hand. He also has changed shirts into a grey t-shirt. Aug 10, 2021
  • TRASH RUN #5: FBI has video of. #BarryMorphew mentioned to investigators he had thrown away tranquilizer material. That is the only thing he would say that he threw away. Aug 10, 2021
  • TRASH RUN #4: He spent the most time at this trash run at Men’s Wearhouse 40 minutes. His truck data opened and closed. This is in Broomfield. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked #BarryMorphew what he threw away and he couldn’t remember. He then went to a carwash and a Men’s Wearhouse parking lot. Aug 10, 2021
  • TRASH RUN #3: At 9:12 a.m. #BarryMorphew leaves the hotel. Goes up and around the worksite never parks then goes to McDonald’s in Broomfield. Throws items away here. He is seen pushing trash down into the trash can with both hands, according to the surveillance video. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew said that there were holes in the boots but the laces were good so he wanted to take them to the room and remove the laces and then trash the boots. Photos of this from the hotel surveillance video are being shown. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew stayed in his room for an hour, he is not wearing a long sleeve shirt. He is now wearing a black v-neck shirt, a trash bag, hiking boots. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 8:41 a.m. #BarryMorphew texts #SuzanneMorphew I have made it to Broomfield. He never called. Aug 10, 2021
  • #Barrymorphew has something in his hand. Something small, Agent Grusing couldn’t decide what it was. His next action is carrying multiple items to his room. Hiking boots, a teal-covered piece of clothing, a darker black piece of clothing, and a light blue bag. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 8:25 a.m. #BarryMorphew walked into the hotel and went into his room around 8:38 a.m. Another google map is shown of where he parked and checked into the hotel. We are now seeing a screenshot of Barry walking into the hotel. Aug 10, 2021
  • TRASH RUN #2: When #BarryMorphew first arrived to the hotel he had another trash run. Barry said he did but didn’t remember what he threw away. There is no video to be collected on the southside of the hotel. Aug 10, 2021
  • Another google image is being shown where #BarryMorphew parked. Attorney Neilsen is asking for a copy of the image, the state is saying the images are in discovery. The judge’s secretary is running off to make a copy. Aug 10, 2021
  • When #BarryMorphew allegedly arrived at the Holiday Inn Express in Broomfield, he parked on the south side. Doors open and close again. He opened someone would come in and out so he could get a free breakfast at the hotel. Aug 10, 2021
  • TRASH RUN #1: #BarryMorphew truck passenger and drivers doors open, according to data it took him two minutes to throw something away that was a few feet away from his truck. The state has pulled up a google image of the bus stop in Broomfield. Aug 10, 2021
  • On MAY 10, #BarryMorphew texted his mother, Shirley Happy Mother’s Day. before texting #SuzanneMorphew at 6:10 a.m. “You up? Happy Mother’s Day. I love you.” At 8:10 a.m. he stopped at an RTD Bus stop in Broomfield off of HWY 36. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 4:31 a.m. on May 10, #BarryMorphew phone went into airplane mode. His phone came back online as he is heading toward Broomfield, CO. Around 5:37 am he was heading toward Buena Vista. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 10:17 p.m. on May 9, #BarryMorphew phone is taken off of Airplane mode and it was at the home. At 3:25 am Barry’s truck doors were open and closed. The phone moved toward where the bike was found, according to Agent Grusing. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 5:33 p.m. truck said power was removed and system reboot. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 4:44 #BarryMorphew Truck door opens and closes. At 9:25 p.m. the gear shift goes from park to reverse and moves backward in the driveway 95 feet at the Morphew home off of Puma Path in Maysville, CO. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing mentions a tranquilizer dart cap found in the dryer. He also asked #BarryMorphew about what gun he used. He said a 22. Barry’s phone was turned into airplane mode. His truck doesn’t move from 2:44 until 4:44 p.m. ON MAY 9 Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked what he was doing outside. #BarryMorphew responded, “I shoot chipmunks. I have shot 85 chipmunks.” Aug 10, 2021
  • #Barrymorphew phone data tells Agent Grusing that he is moving around the Morphew home. Morphew allegedly confirmed this to Agent Grusing. This is MAY 9, the day before #SuzanneMorphew was reported missing. Aug 10, 2021
  • Exhibit 59: A picture of #SuzanneMorphew sunbathing is shown in the courtroom. She is smiling and laying on her front. It is a selfie. The daughters are crying in the courtroom as they see the photo for the first time. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 2:11 #SuzanneMorphew told Jeff Libler to get on What’s Up App. She messaged him on LinkedIn Aug 10, 2021
  • When #BarryMorphew got home, #SuzanneMorphew was sunbathing and sending pictures of herself to Jeff Libler. Aug 10, 2021
  • #barrymorphew allegedly left around 1:30 makes a few calls checks out a job at Kim Gyms in Salida. Then returned home around 2:44 p.m. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 9, 2020 – The telematics of his truck and phone were correlating with what #Barrymorphew was saying. He went to Tail winds property around 11 then went home around 11:30 a.m. to eat veggie soup with Suzanne. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing is now being asked about #BarryMorphews truck based on the data. There were 625 pages of the report to be analyzed. The data included when the door opened, closed and when brake lights were on, etc. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing investigated #BarryMorphew cell phone. He analyzed it. Agent Grusing was asked to find out where Barry was on May 9 and 10. #FindSuzanne Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Grusing has worked a lot of no-body homicide cases. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office asked him to interview #BarryMorphew because of his behavioral analyst experience. Aug 10, 2021
  • He worked in the Denver Office since Sept. 1996. He has terrorism matter experience as well as violent crime matters until his retirement two weeks ago. Aug 10, 2021
  • BACK FROM BREAK: Looks like the next witness will be Former FBI Agent Johnny Grusing. #Barrymorphew preliminary hearing. This is the third witness to take the stand. #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • Court is taking a short break. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 11, Jeff Libler texted #SuzanneMorphew wishing her well wishes for her cancer treatment day. She also didn’t respond and that was allegedly Libler last message to her. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 10, Jeff Libler had wished #SuzanneMorphew a Happy Mother’s Day and knew it would be a hard day because she missed her mom. Suzanne never responded. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris described Jeff Libler as the opposite of #barrymorphew He said Libler was very complimentary to #SuzanneMorphew Harris said Libler wanted to help support Suzanne get out on her own. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris is asked what Jeff Libler was doing around May 9 and 10. He was in Michigan working on a dock (project) went to a hardware store to buy supplies and checked with his credit card statement. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris says this text message is a significant step for #SuzanneMorphew. According to Sheila, her best friend Suzanne hadn’t come out and said it until MAY 6. Aug 10, 2021
  • The text message on May 6 that #SuzanneMorphew sent #BarryMorphew reads, “I’m done. I could care less what you’re up to and have been for years. We just need to figure this out civilly.” Barry had deleted but investigators found it. Aug 10, 2021
  • This conversation was on November 6, 2020. Aug 10, 2021
  • When Holly Wilson asked #BarryMorphew about what the last thing he had said to #SuzanneMorphew before she went missing and Holly remembers him stumbling and hesitating. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris is being asked about Holly Wilson and a conversation she had with #BarryMorphew. Barry was accusing #SuzanneMorphew of sleeping with a man in a basement in November. He allegedly told Holly, “If I find him, I will shoot off his balls, and shove them down his throat.” Aug 10, 2021
  • The defense was very upset about this. They then spoke to the judge. Aug 10, 2021
  • **** Celeb Jihad is a nude celebrity website with photos and videos brought to people daily by Islamic extremists, according to their website. Aug 10, 2021
  • In March, interviews with #BarryMorphew and the FBI asked Barry about the website Celebrity Jehad website he had allegedly search which is a porn website. Barry now has his arms crossed. Aug 10, 2021
  • Eytan is now asking if he knows who made the search. Agent Harris said he doesn’t know. This search was in January of 2020. There were no searches after this day. Aug 10, 2021
  • The state is now asking Agent Harris about #BarryMorphew phone. There was some deleted dating web history such as Ashley Maddison. When this was said, Barry sat up in his chair. Aug 10, 2021
  • In April, #SuzanneMorphew opened up an account with GreenDot bank and Royal Compass Management. Eytan asked Agent Harris he had looked into this and he said he hadn’t. The state is now asking Agent Harris more questions. Aug 10, 2021
  • Judge overrules the objection. Aug 10, 2021
  • Attorney Eytan wanted to speak about #SuzanneMorphew secret bank account. The state objects and says beyond the scope. She is now explaining. Aug 10, 2021
  • Eytan said, “We are going to move off the pizza.” On to the next topic, I guess. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 9, #SuzanneMorphew tells Libler that she had a fine night got pizza, looked at homes, and talked about Arizona. Aug 10, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew continues to text message Libler a lot of the day. At 4:43 p.m. Suzanne tells Barry she’s been studying all afternoon and she has veggie stew on for dinner. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 7, at 7:25 a.m. #SuzanneMorphew messaged Libler about how magical the last few days have been. Agent Harris is checking his binder to find the exact messages Ms. Eytan is referring to. Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 8, #BarryMorphew went and got Pizza at Moonlight Pizza in Salida. While he was out, #SuzanneMorphew sent a message on LinkedIn to Jeff Libler saying he is gone for a bit. Aug 10, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew sent messages to #SuzanneMorphew “I promise you, you are wrong about all the crazy thoughts about me. Why would I want another, only a fool would stray from an angel like you.” Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 6, Text message from #SuzanneMorphew to #BarryMorphew said, “I’m done. I could care less about what you’ve been up to for years. We need to figure this out civilly.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris said Mallory was spoken to early on into the investigation but after that not able to speak with. But she said that they never spoke of divorce. #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • Attorney Eytan is asking Agent Harris about what Miles Harvey had told investigators about #Barrymorphew and #SuzanneMorphew marriage “not being perfect.” Miles said he was a workaholic and wasn’t home enough. Didn’t hear that Barry was physically abusive. Aug 10, 2021
  • WOW I obviously need more coffee… My apologies. Judge Patrick Murphy is in the courtroom. Aug 10, 2021
  • Eytan brings up an argument that allegedly happened on May 6 where #BarryMorphew said “I’m not having an affair, I would never cheat on you.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Attorney Eytan is now speaking about an interview with BM and investigators in January. She claims that #suzannemorphew said on the spy pen that 80% of the arguments with #Barrymorphew were about money. Aug 10, 2021
  • Text messages between Jeff Libler and #SuzanneMorphew the morning of *April 21. Eytan had the date wrong. The text messages said, “I want to be with you,” “I can only be me with you,” I love you,” “I need you.” Aug 10, 2021
  • About 20 messages between Jeff Libler and #SuzanneMorphew were exchanged on April 22, 2020. Agent Harris is asking for his binder that has all of the text messages to reference. These specific messages were not spoken about yesterday. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Harris said that #SuzanneMorphew would use FindmyIphone app and track #BarryMorphew. He would sometimes put it his phone on Airplane mode to avoid this. Aug 10, 2021
  • March 10 investigators tell #BarryMorphew a little about #SuzanneMorphew affair. Barry also asked investigators about missing money from the safe after the search warrant. Aug 10, 2021
  • Attorney Eytan is speaking to Agent Harris about #BarryMorphew safe in the garage. That it was searched. Eytan is claiming that #SuzanneMorphew took $70,000. The state is objecting. The judge allows her to continue. Aug 10, 2021
  • Asking questions about Sheila Oliver and #SuzanneMorphew text messages from 2019 and 2020. Aug 10, 2021
  • Iris Eytan will begin cross-examining him. Aug 10, 2021
  • Agent Ken Harris takes the stand again. Aug 10, 2021
  • Judge Patrick Morphew is in the courtroom for the second day for #Barrymorphew preliminary hearing. @FOX21News Aug 10, 2021
  • Day 2 of #barrymorphew preliminary hearing is about to begin in Chaffee County Court. We have all been seated, waiting on judge and Barry Morphew. #findsuzanne @FOX21News https://t.co/N4PJ77Dx67 Aug 10, 2021
  • As we wait in line for dinner, I wanted to say THANK YOU for everyone’s support and kind words. I can’t imagine the emotions the families of the Morphew’s/Moorman’s as well as the Libler’s have been through today. I will have another recap of the prelim tonight at 9 @FOX21News https://t.co/n3NkVqr1se Aug 10, 2021
  • Court will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. I will be live again at 6:30 p.m. on @FOX21News My updates from DAY 1 of #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing will be posted here: https://t.co/em9RePXV3S Aug 10, 2021
  • Libler didn’t believe that Barry Morphew knew about him. “If he knew about me, he would have came after me. I just don’t think he knew that Suzanne and I were together.” Aug 09, 2021
  • RT @Taylor_FOX21: We have a crew headed to the scene. https://t.co/hYeUdxHpyb Aug 09, 2021
  • The state objects to the relevance and the foundation of this information. The judge said we don’t know the when but we know the what about the Ecuador research about the language school. Aug 09, 2021
  • Dec. 27, 2019. My apologies. Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler had told Suzanne allegedly that Ecuador is a cheap place to live with good healthcare. So on Dec. 9, 2019, Suzanne’s iCloud account discovered that she was researching language schools in Ecuador. Aug 09, 2021
  • TEXT MESSAGE FROM SUZANNE TO SHEILA: “I’d live in a shack right now… I’m sure he won’t make it easy. He has always wanted control.” Aug 09, 2021
  • She had told Libler that they needed to be husband and wife. Libler asked, “Marry me?” Aug 09, 2021
  • According to Harris, it was Libler that got Suzanne into mountain biking as well as drinking IPA. They talked like lovers together. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said that Suzanne and Libler were calling each other soul mates and were talking like lovers. Eytan asked if they had sent nude pictures to one another and Harris said yes. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne met with Jeff Libler in Feb. 2019 in New Orleans, April 2019 in Indiana, July 2019 in Michigan, Oct. 2019 in Dallas, Feb. 2020 in Florida. Libler was planning a trip to Colorado in March of 2020 but then COVID-19 hit. Aug 09, 2021
  • According to Eytan, Libler and Suzanne spoke 26 times between January 4-11 of 2019. Harris is looking at the phone records to confirm. He said it was 19, but he might just need readers. He didn’t have the 11th day of data. Aug 09, 2021
  • On Nov. 26, 2018, there were 7 calls between Suzanne and Jeff Libler that totalled 4 hours. The next day she texted Sheila saying she had a tough talk with Barry Morphew, but she didn’t mention the new relationship with Libler. Aug 09, 2021
  • Investigators never found Suzanne Morphew’s phone or the charger she leaves plugged in next her bed. So investigators had what was backed up on the iCloud as well as phone records from the phone company. Eytan asked, if Suzanne had a simcard. Harris said no. Aug 09, 2021
  • “She was worried, what if Barry looks up records. He had no idea that we had talked to each other,” Eytan added from the report. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris is looking through reports of the conversation with Libler that investigators had. Libler mentioned that Suzanne had told him that Barry had seen some messages and that they needed to switch communication apps. Eytan said she never heard it on the recordings. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne had planned a trip to New Orleans in February and asked if Libler would like to meet her there. Aug 09, 2021
  • She had used her dads phone to order pizza and found the messages from Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne had created a Linked In account in August of 2018 and logged into the account frequently until she went missing on May 10, 2020. Aug 09, 2021
  • One of Libler’s daughters found out about him speaking with Suzanne and told her older brothers and Uncle. Suzanne and Libler paused their relationship for a while but then got back to communication in Christmas of 2019. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne first reached out to Libler on Facebook. She then suggested using VOXER to communicate. Then they switched to talking on the phone. Aug 09, 2021
  • Investigators found some journals but not all journals, according to Harris. Suzanne didn’t write about the affair in any journal. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Libler’s phone was pinging off Michigan tours on May 10. Aug 09, 2021
  • “I don’t have the phone anymore, it was a company phone and has been replaced.” Technical problems… can’t really hear the recording. Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan plans to play some of the audio of Jeff Libler himself from the interview with investigators. Aug 09, 2021
  • The phone that Libler had on May 9, 10 he didn’t have anymore and he deleted his accounts. He claimed that he did NOT want Suzanne’s legacy to be that she had an affair with this guy and also to protect him too. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne would also delete messages on What’s Up App as well during their relationship. Aug 09, 2021
  • Special Agents flew to Michigan to interview Libler. He hadn’t come forward before investigators found the spy pen. He claimed his phone had been destroyed shortly after Suzanne went missing. He deleted all of the secret accounts after she went missing on What’s Up App. Aug 09, 2021
  • “Suzanne’s secret spy pen lead investigators to Suzanne’s secret affair,” Eytan said. Aug 09, 2021
  • “Cannot live my life without you in it,” Suzanne said to Libler. Libler allegedly left a message to Suzanne saying, “Baby you are a sweetheart, this boy craves you. Everything about you!” Aug 09, 2021
  • “You are the sweetest thing, I’ve ever known,” Suzanne said to Libler heard on the recording. Aug 09, 2021
  • “Maybe we are in the clear for Valentine’s Day, Barry won’t be around then,” Suzanne was heard on the recording. Aug 09, 2021
  • The spy pen was found in Suzanne’s Closet. June 2 learned about Jeff from a conversation that was recorded in Feb. 2020 conversation. But at that time didn’t know who Jeff was. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris believes it was deleted by Suzanne. Two files were able to be recovered that had been deleted. The two files were one of Libler and can’t remember the second file. Aug 09, 2021
  • SPY PEN: It looks like a black pen that can be plugged in and download the audio. It activates when voices are heard. There were 11 deleted files and 11 saved files. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne told Sheila that he would be concerned with Barry’s reaction if Sheila sent the spy pen to her house so she said just wait until the Florida trip to give it. Suzanne didn’t tell Sheila that she used it, according to Harris. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris is back on the stand. An interview with Jeff Libler on Dec. 18, 2020. and three pages of conversations from the Linked In account. Talking again about the Spy Pen. Aug 09, 2021
  • AFTERNOON BREAK> until 3:10 p.m. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne told Sheila that she wanted a spy pen in January. She wanted to catch some conversations and put it in Barry’s truck. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Barry told investigators that he didn’t know about an extramarital affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila wanted to help out with any investigation as well as Holly. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris said that Holly Willson (friend of Suzanne’s) would record conversations with Barry. Investigators played the audio of Suzanne and Jeff from the spy pen to try to see if they knew who this man was. They had heard the convo but didn’t know the depth of relationship. Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila Oliver was a college roommate of Suzanne’s that they were the best of friends. However, she did not know about Jeff Libler. She never mentioned this male friend to anyone. It was hard for them to believe that Suzanne would have an affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • “This affair was not a one-night stand. It was two years long and in other states,” Eytan said. Harris said “It was from Sept. 2018-May 9. A year and a half.” Aug 09, 2021
  • “She kept a lot of secrets. Her sister also said that Suzanne is very good with keeping secrets,” Eytan said. Harris replied, “I don’t recall.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan is asking if Harris is doing interpretations of the text messages. He said Sheila was providing her interpretations. The phone records were collected too as well as multiple interviews. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s attorney Iris Eytan is now cross-examing the special agent with the FBI. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said that Barry would tell Suzanne, “Don’t worry, one day you’ll find your FRED.” The agent explained that FRED is her step-father. Suzanne’s mom’s second husband. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne had told Jeff that she couldn’t get a divorce because of Biblical reasons. She also told Jeff that she would ride mountain bikes in the afternoon. He also looked up trails that she should try. Aug 09, 2021
  • According to Harris, Suzanne wanted to be married to Jeff Libler. Libler got rid of his Linked In account. He learned about Suzanne’s disappearance on May 12 when someone sent him a link. Aug 09, 2021
  • THE LAST COMMUNICATION FROM SUZANNE was at 14:11 on May 9 between her and Jeff Libler on Linked In. Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler and Suzanne would message each other on Linked In. Libler said on May 6, “I know these next few days were going to be rough.” They also sent pictures to each other. Aug 09, 2021
  • WEEK MAY 5-10 is where Suzanne and Barry Morphew were alone. Suzanne dropped Macy off in Gunnison with her sister Mallory for their road trip. Aug 09, 2021
  • They visited each other a total of 7 times in 6 different locations. One was in Florida when Suzanne was visiting her father in 2019. Aug 09, 2021
  • This is September of 2018. They became physical in Feb. of 2019 in New Orleans. Agent Harris said they didn’t have sex on that trip but fooled around in the hotel. Aug 09, 2021
  • Now speaking about Suzanne’s affair… Jeff Libler and Suzanne reconnected after Suzanne reached out via message and said, “Howdy Stranger.” Then spoke mostly on the phone. Aug 09, 2021
  • TEXT: SM -“I feel bad. I don’t want to cause him to have to do this. There’s just become a point that the reality of what never been there is sovereign…. And I’ve accepted what is… he can’t change the core person you know? Makes me wonder what the young me was thinking.” Aug 09, 2021
  • “He threw the 70×7 at me. – (Scripture reference: how many times they should forgive someone else) Always using scripture when it’s convenient.” this is another text to Sheila from Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • TEXT MESSAGE from Suzanne: “It’s Jekyl and Hyde again. He and Mal were together last night. Prob switching it on when he talks with her. Ugh. I feel like I’m crazy. I just had a conversation with him. Pretty much told him I can’t be healthy and stay in this.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris, says Sheila and Suzanne spoke almost every day. I’m trying to type all of the text messages shown on the screen before they move on… I’ll post some soon. Aug 09, 2021
  • The screen isn’t working now showing the text messages. So they are reading the text messages between Suzanne and her best friend Sheila Oliver. Aug 09, 2021
  • According to Harris, When Suzanne told Sheila that she wanted to leave Barry. He would respond by saying, “How would you pay for things, like your medical bills for cancer?” Aug 09, 2021
  • TEXT MESSAGE FROM SUZANNE: “I’d live in a shack right now… I’m sure he won’t make it easy. He has always wanted control.” #FindSuzanne Aug 09, 2021
  • The defense attorney is wondering what time these text messages were sent and these are screenshots so they were not able to tell them what time. Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila asked Suzanne how she would support herself. She had texted Sheila, “I just wish he would get fed up with me and let me get out of the marriage.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne had communicated with Sheila that she was done with their marriage it was just about when. Aug 09, 2021
  • These are text messages from September of 2019. Suzanne was texting Sheila about divorce and didn’t think Barry would take the high road. Aug 09, 2021
  • Text messages reveal that Suzanne wanted to wait until Macy was on her own, out of the house to separate. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris mentioned that Sheila told him in 2018, Barry allegedly pushed Suzanne into a closet and put a gun to his head and asked her if this is what she wanted. Aug 09, 2021
  • Back to text messages between Suzanne and her best friend Sheila Oliver. Suzanne told Sheila didn’t know what would set Barry off. Agent Harris said Suzanne told Sheila that when Barry turned off his phone that she had a suspicion of him having an affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • LUNCH BREAK IS OVER… Agent Harris is back on the stand. Aug 09, 2021
  • LUNCH BREAK: Court will be in recess until 1:30 p.m. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris said according to Sheila Oliver, Barry would try to get the girls on his side and pit the girls against Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • The text messages are on the screen. Sept 1 Need your prayers for peace today. Been a tough day… (Suzanne text to Sheila) Later on, Suzanne wrote Relationships. He pulled Macy in again and left. My heart hurts for her. Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris is now looking over exhibits 3-13 which are screenshots of text messages between Sheila and Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila was contacted by Mallory a few days after Suzanne went missing. When the investigator heard from Barry that the night before she went missing they had a perfect night. Sheila told investigators that Suzanne and Barry hadn’t had a perfect night in over a year and a half. Aug 09, 2021
  • Now Agent Harris is speaking about Suzanne’s best friend, Sheila Oliver. She lives in Indiana and has been friends for 30 years. They asked Sheila what the state of the Morphews marriage was like. Aug 09, 2021
  • Another recording, 5 hours long of Suzanne speaking with Jeff Libler. Trip to Michigan on a business trip. This was important because FBI needed to find out who this Jeff guy was. He lives in Michigan. Aug 09, 2021
  • One recording that starts in the truck: Suzanne was arguing with Barry about money. Suzanne is also angry about what she can and cannot wear. This is according to Agent Harris. Aug 09, 2021
  • FBI Agent Harris is now being asked about the spy pen. One recording is of Barry Morphew driving and the truck radio is heard speaking on News clips, forensic files like criminal cases. This is February or March of 2020. A recording of someone going missing while bike riding. Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge denied re-cross examination for Neilsen. She was visibly upset. Aug 09, 2021
  • 2nd WITNESS on stand: Kenneth Harris is a special agent with the FBI. He has worked with the FBI for 12 years. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker is being cross-examined now by DA Stanley. She is asking about Morphew’s guns. He had a safe in the garage and not all of the guns were inside like Barry said. A gun was found in the closet near the garage door, a shotgun up against the wall in the garage. Aug 09, 2021
  • A hit was made on the DNA with someone with 3 sexual assaults, but Neilsen didn’t elaborate on who that individual was or why she brought this up in court. Aug 09, 2021
  • Now speaking about Suzanne’s Range Rover. DNA was found on the glove box and sent for testing. DNA was from an unknown man. It was NOT Barry Morphew DNA. Aug 09, 2021
  • So the defense is showing that it was likely Suzanne who touched the cable. Now they are talking about a blue cable to see if Suzannes DNA was on that cable. What about the Power Cable… DNA mixture of two. Likely Suzanne and an unknown male individual. Aug 09, 2021
  • Neilsen said Barry never touched the cables missing from the DDR. LE took swabs of the cords. DNA from Barry, Mallory, and Macy were excluded. She is now showing Walker discovery of the DNA report of the DDR cables. GREY S cable. Aug 09, 2021
  • Now speaking about the surveillance cameras on Morphew Property. They were installed by the previous owners. The defense is referring to page 97 in the arrest affidavit. They are speaking about missing cords that LE found. Aug 09, 2021
  • The defense is going over the log of activity of Barry Morphew’s truck. Example: when the door opened and closed. Aug 09, 2021
  • The defense team has provided the state packets of their exhibits which are 624 pages. The state including Walker is reviewing the packet. Aug 09, 2021
  • On May 10, from 2:47 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. Barry Morphew took steps in disposing of evidence according to activity on cell phones and truck. Neilsen is referring to Page 2 of the arrest affidavit. Aug 09, 2021
  • According to page 41 in the arrest affidavit, Walker wrote, Barry Morphew’s bobcat doesn’t appear to be connected to Suzanne’s disappearance. Aug 09, 2021
  • Pictures of the garage are being shown at the Morphew home. May 12, two dogs and dog handlers from El Paso County were used to search the house and vehicles. Aug 09, 2021
  • Back on the record, Commander Andrew Walker is still on the stand. Now speaking about Barry Morphew’s truck. His truck was messy both in the cab and in the bed. A search warrant was issued on May 12, 2020. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s sister just came up to me in the hallway and said, “Are you Lauren? Yes. You are an instrumental part in destroying our family.” She then walked away. Aug 09, 2021
  • I know that Jeff Libler went to High School with Suzanne in Alexandria, Indiana. Aug 09, 2021
  • 10 minute break now. Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler asked LE if he was a target in the investigation. A recording of an interview with Libler with LE is about to be heard. The defense attorney wants a lot of time with Walker. Judge is worried about timing. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne didn’t tell ANYONE about this affair. Libler did not come forward to LE. Once LE found him, he spoke to them. Aug 09, 2021
  • A man named Jeff Libler was Suzanne’s Lover. In November, is when law enforcement found out about the affair. They met up 6 times, twice in Indiana. Aug 09, 2021
  • According to Walker, Barry didn’t know about the Spy pen and it is VOICE ACTIVATED. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker, “Barry wasn’t found having an affair, Suzanne was having an affair for two years.” Aug 09, 2021
  • SPY PEN: Belonged to Suzanne Morphew, Shelia and her talked about getting her this spy pen. Suzanne had suspected Barry was having an affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • “On July 10, 18 LE officers came back to the home including 10 FBI agents, fair to say the search of the Morphew resident was lengthy, thorough and extensive? Yes.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Neilsen said, “On July 9, 28 LE officers were involved in the second search of the home, including 14 FBI officers, 7 CBI agents, and approximately 6 Chaffee County Deputies and you.” Aug 09, 2021
  • July 8, 2020: Investigators asked to speak with Barry at his home and said they could bring pizza. Barry responded, “Don’t bring food, we are grilling steaks. We can put two on for you.” Aug 09, 2021
  • The home was under investigation for 10 days the first time. On May 20, the home was given back to the Morphews. Barry didn’t get a chance to change clothes or get anything from the home. Aug 09, 2021
  • More than 110 search warrants were issued. The first search warrant was on May 11, 2020, of the Morphew home including the vehicles. #FindSuzanne Aug 09, 2021
  • He said we’ve searched 1-mile and 5-mile radius thoroughly. Searched a lot of square miles in a lot of areas. Just recently searched in a mine. Aug 09, 2021
  • George Davis was invested in searching for Suzanne for weeks. He showed investigators maps. Neilsen asked how thorough has the 1-mile radius around the Morphew home been searched? Walker responds, “There is still work that needs to be found.” Aug 09, 2021
  • The helmet was found 10 meters down from Highway 50. Volunteers from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office searched both sides of HWY 50 from CR 225 to Monarch Mountain Lodge with line searches on Friday, May 15. Aug 09, 2021
  • A video on Google Maps made by the defense team is shown of where the helmet was found. The state says they haven’t seen this and wished to see it in private before showing it to the courtroom but the judge said we don’t have time. Aug 09, 2021
  • Neilsen is now speaking about searches from aircrafts, drones, grid searches, K-9s, mines, ground-penetrating radar, water teams but Suzanne is still not found. Hundreds of people have searched for Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker said, “A lot of agencies came together to find a lady, a lot of resources have been expended and we are not going to stop.” Over 70 LE officers, so many analysts, scientists. Walker added it is the largest coordinated effort he has ever been involved in! Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew mentioned to investigators that, “He had never been involved in one, he hopes it does not stop.” In regards to searching for #suzannemorphew Walker said, it does not stop! Aug 09, 2021
  • No blood of Suzanne’s was found in the Morphew home. Investigators did not find any blood throughout this investigation, according to Walker. Aug 09, 2021
  • Mallory’s friend Holly went on the road trip with the two daughters the weekend of Mother’s Day. They typically stay the night in the same bed at the Morphews house. Aug 09, 2021
  • Mallory’s bedsheets were stripped in the Morphew house. Neilsen said Barry Morphew would mention that Suzanne would clean the house before guests would arrive. Aug 09, 2021
  • Neilsen said that it’s not unusual if Suzanne wouldn’t text back because the cell service is bad at the house. This is after Barry had texted Suzanne Happy Mother’s Day in the morning. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker was at the scene when deputies found the bike. He witnessed the deputies move the bike immediately. She is asking if there were a lot of people on the dirt road of CR 225 and asked if it was taped off. It was not taped off and yes there was a lot of people on the road. Aug 09, 2021
  • Neilsen is now cross-examining Walker. She asked if he authorized the arrest-affidavit the 129-pages. It took him weeks to write. She asked when he started writing the affidavit but doesn’t know when he started. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry mentioned to investigators that Suzanne was his “angel” described as a wonderful person, very good relationship, and loved her to death. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne’s camelback was found in Suzanne’s car. Sunglasses were found in Indiana inside the range rover. Aug 09, 2021
  • 10+ agencies were involved with searching for Suzanne Morphew. The searches are ongoing to this day, Walker said. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker said that Barry Morphew mentioned, “His worst scare was someone picking her up.” During a 30 minute conversation with him. Aug 09, 2021
  • Morphew also told Walker that the RV Park near the house was a suspicious location to be checked. He also mentioned a mountain lion. Aug 09, 2021
  • During an interview with Morphew, Walker said Barry mentioned that Suzanne was biking regularly but was new to it. Aug 09, 2021
  • The helmet was not damaged. It was found south on Highway 50 (10 meters from the road). Inside the helmet was a piece of paper with her name, number, and family contact information. Aug 09, 2021
  • A picture of Suzanne wearing a light blue helmet and matching jacket with a camelback and sunglasses on is shown. She is on Methodist Mountain. The bike helmet was found 8.4 miles from the bike on May 15. @FOX21News Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker said Barry Morphew and George Davis had been touching the bike. He also confirmed that Suzanne’s bike helmet was found a few days later. Aug 09, 2021
  • Deputy asked what paths Suzanne would take? Asks if she was an avid mountain biker? The deputy describes how the bike was found and Barry responded, “It may have flipped.” The deputy asked people not to touch the bike with their hands. Aug 09, 2021
  • Body Cam Video of Barry Morphew getting to the scene around 8:46 p.m.: He gets out of his truck and asks “Where was the bike?” He then asked, “Was there a crash?” Aug 09, 2021
  • Miles and his father describe places where Suzanne goes biking as well as what she typically wears. The deputy asked Miles what Barry and Suzanne’s relationship was like, “They’ve had some problems in the past. They have talked about separating. I’ve known this through Macy.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Miles explains he is one of the daughter’s boyfriends. He noticed that Suzanne’s car was home, but bike was gone. He told deputies that Suzanne typically brings her car with her when she goes mountain biking. (Bodycam video) Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne’s Phone was last pinged at 4:23 a.m. on May 10, 2020, on the Poncha Springs tour. Miles Harvey was coming out of the garage when deputies arrived to the Morphew home. Aug 09, 2021
  • The bike is navy with light blue pedals. “Something is up with the front tire,” the deputy said. The deputy brought the tire back up to the county road without gloves. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne’s and Barry’s daughters are holding hands and crying in the courtroom as they watch this video of when deputies first discover the bicycle. Aug 09, 2021
  • Deputy then asks for someone to contact the hospital. The deputy then moved the bike off the hillside and laid the bike back down. Deputies are chatting on the video about how close the bike is to the house. They are also talking about scenarios as to what might have happened. Aug 09, 2021
  • The deputy starts yelling for Suzanne in the video as they approach the bike. The bike’s front wheel is facing down the side of the hill. The deputy asks for Barry to be called to describe the bike. Aug 09, 2021
  • We are about to watch the video of the body cam video of when deputies found the bicycle of #suzannemorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Deputy Brown found the bicycle shortly after getting notified of Suzanne Missing. He immediately put on his body warn camera when he got to Highway 50 and County Road 225. Noted no blood, skidmarks, brake marks, no struggle, no damage to the bicycle. Aug 09, 2021
  • Commander Walker said Mallory Morphew couldn’t get a hold of her mom, Suzanne. She was trying to wish her a happy mother’s day but the texts were not going through so she reached out to the neighbor. Aug 09, 2021
  • FIRST WITNESS: Commander Alex Walker is taking the stand. He works for the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. He has worked for the 11th Judicial District as well. DA Linda Stanley is asking questions about his history. #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s attorney wanted to make an opening statement (1 min) but the judge said no. Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge just took the stand. “Welcome to my courtroom.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s mom and daughters are in the courtroom. Barry Morphew has been seated and is wearing a suit and tie. Six attorneys have been seated for the state. @FOX21News #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • District Attorney Linda Stanley is here! @FOX21News https://t.co/BD4c0YS8lg Aug 09, 2021
  • The states attorneys walked in but my photographer shot the video so that will be shown on @FOX21News Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s attorneys have arrived at the Chaffee County Courthouse. Big day ahead. @FOX21News #BarryMorphew https://t.co/mDyP5Nxe7W Aug 09, 2021
  • The line outside of the Chaffee County Courthouse started around 5 am this morning for the preliminary hearing for #BarryMorphew #FindSuzanne https://t.co/eSt9HvdzBk Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense is now trying to poke holes in data presented by FBI agent from both phone tracker and tracker on car. Arguing data is inaccurate and there’s no way he could move so quickly from place to place It’s very nuanced testimony focused on what data is tracked and what isn’t Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense is making the argument that the cell phone data showing Barry moving around home as soon as he arrived home the day Suzanne went missing is inaccurate Barry says he was shooting chipmunks, though only told investigators that nine months into case Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense Attorney Nielsen is now questioning FBI agent Grusing Showing cell phone records, she says they prove that Barry tried calling Suzanne when he was driving home from Broomfield the day she went missing Agent had previously testified that Barry had not called Suzanne Aug 10, 2021
  • Suzanne Morphew’s last “proof of life” was a photo she sent to her lover at 1:42p on LinkedIn on May 9, according to FBI agent. She was out sunbathing. Shortly before she had messaged him saying “Guess who’s alone again??” Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 8 at 9:28, Suzanne texted her sister saying, He has been “abusive emotionally and physically.” This was two days before she disappeared Aug 10, 2021
  • FBI was able to recover a note on Suzanne’s iCloud from her phone. It was a “list of grievances” that FBI agent testifies was written by Suzanne about things she thought were wrong with her marriage with Barry. This is when she has already talked to friends, family about divorce Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 6, Suzanne sent text to Barry: “I’m done. I could care less what you’re up to and have been for years. We just need to figure this out civilly.” FBI investigator says Barry responded with texts that detailed suicidal thoughts This was 4 days before Suzanne went missing Aug 10, 2021
  • Court is back in session. We’re anticipating learning a lot more this afternoon about the day Suzanne went missing and what Barry was doing I’m in court sitting a couple feet from Barry. I’ll continue to tweet updates as I hear them #9News Aug 10, 2021
  • Prosecutor says “we’re at a pretty significant point” and suggests we take a lunch break. Court will be in recess until 1:30p Aug 10, 2021
  • FBI agent says “Barry’s statements changed significantly” over time as FBI introduced more information to him FBI has shown surveillance pictures of Barry making stops at 5 trash cans/sumpsters in Broomfield on day Suzanne went missing. Still don’t know significance of that yet Aug 10, 2021
  • Still going through minute by minute- FBI agent says at 5:15 neighbor called Barry to ask about Suzanne. Surveillance shows he was in his hotel room in Broomfield at this time. Barry had told CBI agents that he received call while working at the worksite. Contradictory info Aug 10, 2021
  • Cell phone data shows at 5:38am on May 10 (the day Suzanne went missing) Barry texted his mom saying happy mother’s day. At 6:56am Barry texted Suzanne: You up? Happy Mother’s day. I love you Aug 10, 2021
  • Grusing says Barry’s phone shows him moving around outside of house when he arrives home. Barry told FBI in interview that he was outside shooting chipmunks. Suzanne does not reply to lover’s messages on linkedin This is the afternoon the day before Suzanne was reported missing Aug 10, 2021
  • Grusing is going through a minute by minute account of what the FBI has been able to piece together using data from Barry’s truck, his phone, and interviews. At 2:03p on May 9, 2020, Suzanne was sunbathing and sent a picture to her lover. Barry returned home at 2:44p Aug 10, 2021
  • Next person to take the stand is Retired FBI Agent John Grusing Aug 10, 2021
  • Name should say Libler. Jeff Libler. Not Lidler. Aug 10, 2021
  • Lidler is the man investigators describe as Suzanne’s “lover.” He messaged her on mother’s day, the day she went missing. She did not reply. He messaged her a couple days later, asking about her cancer treatment. She did not reply. Aug 10, 2021
  • Prosecution is now asking FBI Investigator about Jeff Lidler’s whereabouts on May 9, 10. Investigator says he was in Michigan, which corroborates with bank statements After she disappeared, Lidler still continued sending messages to Suzanne, seemingly not knowing she was missing Aug 10, 2021
  • On May 6, Suzanne sent this text to Barry: “I’m done. I could care less what you’re up to and have been for years. We just need to figure this out civilly.” FBI agent testifies she had talked to daughters, friends about struggling marriage and now was telling Barry directly Aug 10, 2021
  • Court has heated up in last mins Prosecution says Barry searched for “cute girls near Salida” and website Ashley Madison, dating site for married people. Defense objects, asking FBI investigator if search could come from someone on same iCloud account. Investigator says yes Aug 10, 2021
  • @NJaslok No. Judge ruled court cannot be live streamed Aug 10, 2021
  • FBI Investigator on stand confirms Suzanne would track Barry through his phone and find my phone app. At times, she would tell her lover Barry was coming home so that they could stop talking. Barry would sometimes put his phone on airplane mode so she couldn’t track him #9News Aug 10, 2021
  • @LoveAmandaStarr I am sitting 6 feet away from him. It’s grey Aug 10, 2021
  • Barry Morphew is in court today wearing what looks to be the same outfit as yesterday: A grey suit, dark tie and cowboy boots. We walked into the courtroom, hugged his attorneys and waved to his family in the room. He is not wearing handcuffs or any restraints Aug 10, 2021
  • Good morning from day 2 of #BarryMorphew’s preliminary hearing. I’m in the courtroom and will live tweet updates. The big question we still don’t know: what evidence do investigators have that ties Barry Morphew to his wife’s disappearance. Hoping to learn more today #9News Aug 10, 2021
  • RT @SteveStaeger: NEW: The Rockies tell me last night’s incident was a fan shouting to get the attention of the Rockies mascot Dinger, not… Aug 10, 2021
  • Forgot to tweet, but court wrapped up around 5pm today. I’ll be back in the courtroom tomorrow at 9am for the second day of preliminary hearings. I’ll thread updates again like today. Thanks for following along Aug 10, 2021
  • Suzanne’s “lover” Jeff has 6 children and a wife. Barry’s defense attorneys are painting a picture that Suzanne was deeply in love with Jeff, talking about marriage often and even about moving to Ecuador together where the cost of living and healthcare would be cheap Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense attorney is cross examining FBI investigator, detailing more about Suzanne’s affair. They talked about getting married to each other, called each other “soulmates” and said they were “meant for each other.” This as Barry said he did not know anything about the affair Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense Attorney to FBI Investigator: “Suzanne’s secret spy pen led you to Suzanne’s secret affair” FBI Investigator: “Correct” Suzanne had gotten the spy pen because she suspected her husband Barry was having an affair. Investigators say he was not. Aug 09, 2021
  • At points during the investigation, friends of #SuzanneMorphew recorded secret conversations with #BarryMorphew for the FBI. Unclear what they talked about or if they got any information from those conversations Aug 09, 2021
  • FBI Investigator says Suzanne and her lover Jeff were texting back and forth on LinkedIn and WhatsApp the night before she disappeared. Then she stopped replying and no one ever heard from her again. Aug 09, 2021
  • More context about the affair Suzanne was having: First trip they were together was in New Orleans in 2019. Travelled to several places together after. In summer of 2019 they started talking over LinkedIn and WhatsApp because Suzanne feared Barry would see texts Aug 09, 2021
  • The court is being shown screenshots of text messages Suzanne sent to a friend in Indiana. Suzanne texted saying “I wouldn’t feel safe alone with him.” She also said: “he’s not stable.” “I can’t win with him. He’s too good at the manipulation.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Here’s an updated story from my colleague @MattJablow detailing the first morning of the preliminary hearing https://t.co/7Iseqlkud1 Aug 09, 2021
  • Court is back in session. We pick up where we left off with Kenneth Harris, an FBI Investigator. I’ll continue to thread updates throughout the afternoon here. Court is expected to go until around 5p Aug 09, 2021
  • Court breaks for lunch. Back in session at 1:30p MT Aug 09, 2021
  • FBI Agent Harris testifies Barry said he and Suzanne had a “perfect night” day before he left for Broomfield and she disappeared. Suzanne’s best friend from Indiana told the FBI the couple hadn’t had a “perfect night” in a year and a half. Said she spoke with Suzanne all the time Aug 09, 2021
  • Commander Alex Walker with the Chafee County Sheriff’s Office is done with testimony. Next witness called by prosecution is Kenneth Harris, FBI Investigator, Special Agent in the Denver Field Office Aug 09, 2021
  • After judge limits time for defense attorney to cross examine investigator, attorney Dru Nielsen says judge is unconstitutionally limiting their ability to cross examine a witness in this case that wrote the affidavit. Says they will have to recall witness to ask more questions Aug 09, 2021
  • As court paused for a 10min break, Barry got up and turned around to look at the back of the courtroom. He teared up when he saw his daughters and put his hand over his heart. He seemed to mouth “I love you” as he pulled down his mask. Daughters seemed to be tearing up also Aug 09, 2021
  • BIG DEVELOPMENT: Investigation revealed Suzanne Morphew had 2yr long affair with man named Jeff. The lovers met up at least 6 times around the country. Suzanne had “spy pen” to spy on Barry because she thought he was having affair. Investigators have not found Barry was #9News Aug 09, 2021
  • NEW: Suzanne spoke to a man named “Jeff” as if he was her lover. Jeff Lidler. November of 2020 law enforcement learned of affair. Had been having affair for two years. They secretly met up at least six times in locations across the country. Aug 09, 2021
  • NEW: Investigation revealed Suzanne had “spy pen” because she suspected Barry was having affair. Investigators have not found Barry was having an affair. However, investigation revealed Suzanne had been engaged in a two year long affair. Suzanne put “spy pen” in Barry’s truck Aug 09, 2021
  • Important to note at this point… 15 months after she disappeared, Suzanne Morphew’s body is still missing. Investigators no longer believe she is alive, but won’t say what evidence they have that ties Barry Morphew to her death. The search for her is ongoing every day https://t.co/Mmiz61I810 Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense attorney is painting a picture that people have searched for thousands of hours around huge spaces of land and none of the investigations have resulted in finding Suzanne Morphew’s body. 134 search warrants have been signed in this case by judge Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense Attorney asks Commander Walker “How thoroughly has the one mile radius around the Morphew home been searched?” Walker replies “Still work to be done.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Law enforcement agencies spent “thousands upon thousands of hours” searching for Suzanne. Grid searches, aircraft, scuba divers, swift water, K9 units, mines searched, drones, water pipes searched, ground penetrating radar search. In all of this, no human remains have been found. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry had told investigators he had never been involved in a search like this and hoped the search would never stop. Aug 09, 2021
  • An important piece of information: Investigator says efforts to find Suzanne are ongoing today. They have never stopped. “We’re not going to stop” Aug 09, 2021
  • Important to note. Commander Walker wrote 129 page affidavit which has been sealed from the public. Defense attorney asking Walker if investigators found Suzanne’s blood in the house or “in the entire investigation.” Walker’s answer is “no” Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry told investigators his worst fear was that someone had picked Suzanne up. He was told his house and truck were now considered a crime scene and Barry said he understood. Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense is now questioning Commander Walker. Attorney brings up that road was not taped off, cars were driving through and people were handling bike that was found. Defense says Barry and Suzanne often argued about medication that she took that Barry was not fond of Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry tried texting and calling Suzanne, but did not call police. Barry mentioned to deputies that he was worried about a mountain lion attack when he got home. Barry told deputies Suzanne was new to mountain biking but had been riding a lot lately. Aug 09, 2021
  • Commander Walker said Morphew had work to do in the Denver area and left for Broomfield on May 10 at 5am. Walker says Barry described their relationship as “very good.” Says Barry texted Suzanne around 7:30a-8a wishing her a happy mother’s day with no response. Aug 09, 2021
  • Court is looking at a picture of Suzanne Morphew on her mountain bike taken before the day she disappeared. She’s wearing a teal blue helmet, sunglasses, and a backpack. Commander Walker says the helmet was found on May 14 about .84 miles away from where the bike was found. Aug 09, 2021
  • Deputies ask two people to stop touching the bike in the body worn camera. Commander Walker testifies one of the people touching the bike was Barry Morphew. Aug 09, 2021
  • Another body camera video shows Barry returning home that evening. He appears to be in tears, hugging others. He asks deputies questions about what they’ve found and where they’ve looked. Asks if it was a crash, maybe “a lion?” Bike is propped up against a sheriff’s SUV nearby Aug 09, 2021
  • Deputy on body camera asks daughter’s boyfriend, “do Barry and Suzanne get along pretty well?” Daughter’s boyfriend pauses and says, “they’ve had their problems.” Man says he believes Barry is in Denver doing a construction job Aug 09, 2021
  • Court now seeing video of deputies first arriving at Morphew home. Deputies first spoke with one of the Morphew daughter’s boyfriends. Man tells deputies about what Suzanne may be wearing, where she usually bikes, and the last time they heard from her. Aug 09, 2021
  • Video lasted about 10min. Commander Walker says deputies asked dispatch to ping Suzanne’s phone. Last activity came back at 4:23am on May 10 to Poncha Springs tower, early in the morning the day she went missing. Aug 09, 2021
  • Court is now watching body worn camera video of a deputy finding the mountain bike. Deputy can be heard on camera calling out Suzanne’s name while searching through wooded area. Barry seems to be looking straight ahead and watching video in court, writing notes to lawyers. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker testifies deputies found a bicycle when they began searching for Suzanne. Says deputies found no damage to bike, no skid marks leading to bike, no signs of struggle, no blood no torn clothes. Deputies originally said Suzanne was last seen on bike ride when reported missing Aug 09, 2021
  • Prosecution calls first witness. Commander Alex Walker with Chafee County Sheriff’s Office. Walker detailing when he first heard Suzanne was missing on May 10, 2020. He says family got worried when Suzanne’s daughters tried to wish mother a happy mother’s day and never heard back Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge has walked into courtroom and court is in session. Barry Morphew is wearing a suit and cowboy boots, different from the prison jumpsuit he was wearing when he was in court the day after he was arrested. He is wearing a blue surgical mask. Everyone in court is wearing masks Aug 09, 2021
  • I’m inside courtroom in Salida where Barry Morphew will soon enter for preliminary hearing. About 10 attorneys from both sides present, a handful of media, and a handful of members of the public/family/friends. It’s a small courtroom. No more than 40 or so people in total #9News Aug 09, 2021
  • @judusc @KellyReinkeTV They want to see Casper again soon! Aug 09, 2021
  • I’m in Salida where a line has formed to get into court to see #BarryMorphew’s preliminary hearing. He’s accused of killing his wife #SuzanneMorphew Hearing will not be live-streamed to public, but I will be live tweeting updates from court in this thread. Follow along #9News https://t.co/Zv0xQXSMSu Aug 09, 2021
  • A handful of journalists will be allowed inside the courtroom Hearing will not be live streamed. Judge also ordered no cameras will be allowed inside Overflow room set up at Chafee County Fairgrounds for people who want to come watch. Morphew/Moorman family can watch online Aug 09, 2021
  • We know little about what led investigators to arrest Barry in May and what evidence connects him with her death Many documents in the case have been sealed. When investigators last spoke publicly about the case, they said Suzanne’s body was still missing https://t.co/uZFNNzh2zT Aug 09, 2021
  • Thread: I’m in Salida to cover #BarryMorphew’s preliminary hearing for next couple days Morphew is charged with first degree murder and tampering with a human body, among other charges. His wife Suzanne disappeared in May 2020. I’ll be in court tomorrow live tweeting #9News https://t.co/YCgk3mZfdp Aug 09, 2021
  • @BFranc13 Yes. Grusing said they found a tranquilizer cap in the dryer vent when they searched the home. There was also mention of one dart missing from a 4-dart case. Aug 11, 2021
  • Court resumes with the second two days of the prelim on August 23 and 24th. Aug 10, 2021
  • Judge Murphy is afraid the hearing won’t get completed. DA Jeff Lindsey~ “We called 3 witnesses. we’re doing the best we can. The ones we heard from are the meat and potatoes. We won’t finish this in 4 days if things go the way we are. Court needs to set boundaries and barriers. Aug 10, 2021
  • Nielsen just asked to break for the day because she has another half an hour which would put the court past 5 pm. Judge said no, that she has to continue and we will wrap at 5 pm. Things are getting testy in the courtroom. Aug 10, 2021
  • Nielson says a worker reported Barry came into a spa store between 4 & 530 on May 9th to inquire about fixing their hot tub. This destroys Grusing’s theory that BM was home freaking out after doing “something horrible” to #SuzanneMorphew. Grusing believes she got her time wrong. Aug 10, 2021
  • (con’t) ….between the walls of the house? Do you still believe he was most likely chasing Suzanne while she was conscious? Yes Aug 10, 2021
  • @ABC2020 Nielsen hammers at investigation’s theory : Nielsen-your theory is that BM did something to Suzanne at 244 when he arrived home. He was most likely chasing her while she was conscious. JG yes DN-The push pin evidence refutes the theory….do you think he traveled 50 mph (con’t) Aug 10, 2021
  • Back in courtroom, Nielsen is attacking the technology Grusing used to figure out exactly where #BarryMorphew and his truck were on May 9 and 10. Much discussion about odometer, parking light and door opening/closing events on his Ford F350 & whether they match up. @ABC2020 Aug 10, 2021
  • @FullyRealCharly This could have been my typo. It is supposed to be the 9th. Aug 10, 2021
  • Taking an afternoon break. I’m keeping track of witnesses and wondering how they’ll get to five more before the end of the day. We’re on the third out of 8 and no sign of Jonathan Gruning stepping down soon. I’m told the Chaffee Co Crthouse docket is full tomorrow. Stay tuned. Aug 10, 2021
  • In the Arrest Warrant Affidavit, Nielsen points out, there’s a sentence which says “There’s an opinion that Barry is most likely chasing Suzanne around.” She asks Gruning “Did the neighbors heard unusual noises at 2:44 pm on the 10th?” “No.” Aug 10, 2021
  • This is mind-numbing testimony & people in the crtroom are struggling to stay awake. Judge asks Grusing if he understands the method Nielsen is using to explain this. It’s the first time he’s seen it. He says he can follow, but he says to Nielsen – “You are teaching me.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Grusing still on stand as Nielsen hammers at the exact time it would have taken for #BarryMorphew to run around the family house on May 10th when he pulled up to the home and Suzanne was texting her boyfriend on the porch. confusing talk about latitude, longitude, feet per second Aug 10, 2021
  • Morphew atty Dru NIelsen questioning Agent Grusing says Barry Morphew spoke with investigators 23X from May 10 til the end of 2020. None of those times did he mention that he shot chipmunks. This in reference to why his cellphone showed he was running around the house on the 10th Aug 10, 2021
  • May 9th around 2:03 pm is when inv think is the last photo taken of #SuzanneMorphew alive. She texts it to her lover, Jeff Libling. When Agent Grusing later showed photo to B, he said she appeared drunk. Grusing – “He looked at her eyes and said ‘Those are drunk eyes.'” Aug 10, 2021
  • On Saturday night before Suzanne was reported missing, her Facebook codes were reset and her account friended 23 of her old friends, 20 of them male. investigators asked Barry if he did this and he denied it. Aug 10, 2021
  • New thread for #BarryMorphew Prelim Day 2 afternoon. FBI Agent Jonathan Grusing on stand discussing texts from Morphew to Suzanne, 4 days before she was reported missing, which were suicidal. “This life on earth is a mere grain of sand compared to eternity.” @ABC2020 https://t.co/WZpGkHuGGp Aug 10, 2021
  • Lunch Break. Morphew turns from the front defense table to watch his two daughters leave the courtroom. They are smiling today. Grusing to return to the stand at 130 pm. @ABC2020 Aug 10, 2021
  • Barry Morphew made **five trash runs**, one with a tree container and a camo coat, by the time he got to Broomfield, Colorado to re-do a wall. This is Sunday May 10. A day his client says he should have known that Broomfield doesn’t allow people to do construction. Aug 10, 2021
  • 431 am 5/10 Barry’s phone goes back into airplane mode at the his home. 5:37 am – morphew turns into buena vista & heads towards broomfield. 538 he texts his mom “happy mothers day”(at this time, his sister kelly in fam row grabs shirley’s hand and they have a “moment”) Aug 10, 2021
  • Barry’s phone appears to make a straight line to where 225 intersects 50 close to where Suzanne’s bike was recovered. Experts told Grusing they can’t say this is where BM’s phone is moving. It’s “strafing.” Aug 10, 2021
  • This phone and truck data gives a timeline as to what happened in the middle of the night on May 10. Grusing says that at 3:25 am, 5/10, telematics show Barry’s truck driver doors open and close until 3:52. The truck is at the edge of the driveway. Aug 10, 2021
  • Until 9:24 pm, Grusing testifies that Morphew’s driver door closes and parking lights come on and off. At 925 gearshift goes from park to reverse. The truck backs 96 feet out of the driveway. Aug 10, 2021
  • At 247, BM phone goes into airplane mode. Suzanne’s phone is getting messages from her lover, libler asking about the weather. meanwhile, BM says he was moving around the house shooting chipmunks. Aug 10, 2021
  • The photo is shown in the courtroom, Suzanne smiling. Truck GPS coordinates show Barry’s truck goes into park at 2:43:59. Phone coordinates show he walks around the house. You can hear a pin drop in the courtroom as tension is high. Aug 10, 2021
  • CRITICAL TO THE CASE: Grusing says the Sat before #SuzanneMorphew went missing #BarryMorphew got home from running errands at 2:44 pm as she was sunbathing and sending photos of herself to her lover, Jeff Libler. Aug 10, 2021
  • Witness #3 takes the stand. Former FBI Agent Jonathan Grusing is legendary in Colorado for working missing person cases where there is no body including the recent Mark Redwine/ Dylan Redwine case out of Durango. Also investigation of Harold Henthorne. Aug 10, 2021
  • Just before break we hear of a conversation #BarryMorphew had with a friend of Suzanne’s. He told Holly Wilson “If I find this dude I’m gonna cut his f balls off and put them down his throat.” She told investigators his facial expressions were “disturbing.” Aug 10, 2021
  • According to FBI Agent Ken Harris, the last time #suzannemorphew’s lover texted her was May 11, the day she was scheduled for a cancer treatment, wishing her luck. This was Monday after she was reported missing. She never responded. @ABC2020 Aug 10, 2021
  • Barry Morphew atty Iris Eytan shifts gears to raise new clandestine behavior by #SuzanneMorphew : a secret bank account. Eytan generally implies Suzanne could use the $$ to flee. REDIRECT on Harris by DA Jeff Lindsey. Aug 10, 2021
  • @siemmert @ABC We are waiting for that. Aug 10, 2021
  • The first 40 minutes is more talk about the Morphew’s spiraling marriage & about texts betw #SuzanneMorphew and her lover, Jeff Libler. Suzanne told her friend Sheila Oliver that 80% of arguments with #BarryMorphew were about $$$. Aug 10, 2021
  • Barry Morphew walks into courtroom with a confident stride, no handcuffs or leg shackles, in a blue suit and mask. He hugs his attorney Iris Eytan and turns around to say hello to his family. They wave. FBI Agent Ken Harris is called to continue from Monday. #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @graphic3211 @ABC Thanks David. You’re right. Too many typos and we will fix. Aug 10, 2021
  • Senior Deputy DA Jeff Lindsey arrives at the courthouse with a container of documents. Two witnesses of 8 testified Monday. FBI Special Agent Ken Harris continues on the stand today. #SuzanneMorphew #barrymorphew https://t.co/vYUJYiI8SQ Aug 10, 2021
  • Day 2 of the #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. Our live court thread starting 9 am mtn here. Colorado dad charged with murdering wife found her texts with lover, prosecutors say – ABC News via @ABC – https://t.co/YrZb7AGGcd Aug 10, 2021
  • Fun time visiting Cambridge and McColl, Idaho with @KaynaWhitworth for Good Morning America’s spotlight on America. https://t.co/ajpMEZDHQS Aug 10, 2021
  • @MarcReporting Zzz Aug 10, 2021
  • @Notremarie It’s the 25th year this December. Lots to think about!! Aug 10, 2021
  • @N_i_c_o_l_e__W I will check. Thank you. Aug 10, 2021
  • Court is over for the day. Everyone files out exhausted. “Good times” says one investigator. Two of eight scheduled witnesses testified today – both law enforcement. Start up again tomorrow at 9 am. CU! Aug 09, 2021
  • On Friday May 9, LIbler, a married father of 6, says “my gang is home.” His texts stop. Youngest Morphew daughter is sitting with her hands over her face. It’s been a long day for both Suzanne and Barry’s families. Aug 09, 2021
  • Two days before #SuzanneMorphew was reported missing, she and her lover, Jeff Libler, were texting romantically. Morning of May 9 she texted “We need to be husband & wife” May 8 he says “You look good in biking gear babe. You need to be my wife.” The texting stopped 5/9. Aug 09, 2021
  • coming in from break, some of the texts from #SuzanneMorphew to her best friend Sheila Oliver: “He won’t speak of divorce. Begging for another chance. I’m so torn. But I’m (sic) my heart I know who he is.” and “I told him I’m done. I need peace.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense atty Iris Eytan on cross questions Ken Harris “Suzanne kept a lot of secrets. She kept an affair from everyone she knew.” FBI agent Harris says Suzanne didn’t tell anyone about the affair, not even her sister or best friends. Aug 09, 2021
  • Discussion about how Suzanne and Jeff L started their affair. Started with a text from Suzanne to Jeff “Howdy stranger” and ended up with lots of communication over linkedin, What’sApp and text. They saw each other 6 times beginning in NOLA. Aug 09, 2021
  • Emotional day in court for #SuzanneMorphew’s daughters. Many texts wove around how worried she was about her daughters, and especially the youngest, who still lived at home. In court, the daughter’s head is down. Her sister holds her as she sobs. They’re giving her kleenexes. Aug 09, 2021
  • FBI Special Agent Ken Harris on stand says Suzanne was starting to become more independent. She was waiting until her youngest daughter was out of the house. She thought Barry was holding $$$ and their daughters over her head to keep control. Aug 09, 2021
  • We are hearing about texting between @SuzanneMorphew and her best friend, Sheila, as Suzanne confides about her failing marriage. She was worried that #barrymorphew was rounding up their girls against her. She hoped he would get tired of her and leave. Aug 09, 2021
  • NEWAfternoon #suzannemorphew thread. In a socially-distanced Chaffee County courtroom, #BarryMorphew looks back to the row where his sister,mom, 2 daughters sit in support of him. FBI Agent Harris, a victimology expert, continues testimony in day 1 of prelim. #FindSuzanne https://t.co/gPEU74E0Ln Aug 09, 2021
  • Pick your favorite lunch snack! This is the sad state of my car’s front seats when I’m on the road. Help! https://t.co/73ojqg2lQU Aug 09, 2021
  • Before lunch break, it’s revealed through these texts with her best friend that Suzanne’s cancer had come back in 2018. She was concerned that stress from fighting with Barry was causing her health to deteriorate. @ABC2020 Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris reveals many text messages with #suzannemorphew & her best friend from their Purdue days, Sheila Oliver. Their text messages reveal trouble in the marriage. Suzanne “He’s (Barry) unstable”. Another text implies that Barry would turn their daughters against her. Aug 09, 2021
  • Final point from DA Linda Stanley – Activity from Barry Morphew’s truck door shows it opened at around 3:26 am on 5/10 and opened again at 8:10. He told investigators he left the house that morning around 5. Walker steps down. FBI agent Ken Harris up next. Aug 09, 2021
  • Now some doubt being raised by Morphew’s attorneys about an alternate suspect. DNA on the glove box of Suzanne’s Range Rover came back with partial profile which matched 3 male profiles in CODIS (prison database)who were involved with sexual assault. Barry Morphew’s DNA excluded Aug 09, 2021
  • In case you were wondering, there is no surveillance of the Morphew home from 5/9 or 5/10. The DVR was missing. Lots of talk about whose DNA was on the DVR cords. DNA test showed moderate support that Suzanne’s DNA was on the cords, but Barry and their daughters’ DNA excluded. Aug 09, 2021
  • This means that the last known time that #suzannemorphew was alive was 2:47 on Saturday May 9th, 2020. It’s a sad moment in the courtroom. Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen reads the prosecution’s theory from the 129 pg Arrest Warrant Affidavit that investigators used Morphew’s Telematix report on his truck that “From 247 pm 5/9 until 537 am 5/10 he took steps to dispose of evidence of Suzanne’s disappearance and death.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen gets Walker to admit that law enforcement didn’t know about the affair for 6 months. Suzanne’s lover never came forward until they interviewed him in November 2020. Aug 09, 2021
  • During break, Barry Morphew, wearing a suit and tie, turns to his two daughters and smiles from behind his mask. They smile back. They are in his corner. His sister, their aunt, gives a reassuring pat on the leg to one of them. There is an entire row of his fam here in support. Aug 09, 2021
  • BOMBSHELL: Upon cross examination it’s revealed that #SuzanneMorphew bought a spy pen to catch #BarryMorphew in a suspected affair. No evidence of that. Instead it was Suzanne who was in a 2 year affair. She & lover met for 6 times and had 100 hrs of secret phone calls. @ABC2020 Aug 09, 2021
  • No human blood found in the Morphew residence other than some found on a tampon. Spy pen evidence coming up. It belonged to Suzanne Morphew. Aug 09, 2021
  • July 8th, 2020, CBI inv texted #BarryMorphew ““Good morning hope things are well. Derek (other inv) is in town. Wanted to know if we could come up later. We’ll bring pizza.” Barry replied “You can come but don’t bring food. We’re grilling steaks and will put 2 more on for you.” Aug 09, 2021
  • After two hours of testimony, detective Alex Walker is still on cross explaining the extent of work involved in this case. Grid, Knine and pond searches, drones, concrete removed from spots and even a search in an Xcel pipe. Suzanne Morphew is still missing. #findsuzanne Aug 09, 2021
  • Detective Alex Walker admits none of #suzannemorphew ‘s blood is found in the family home. Her body has never been found. Walker is the first of what could be 8 witnesses over these two days. https://t.co/Gb6kHR6AsQ Aug 09, 2021
  • @africanarchives Deputy Alex Walker still under cross admits that Barry Morphew didn’t protest when the family house was declared a crime scene and when his truck was picked up “you’re welcome to it.” Lots of talk about the sheets on daughter Mallory’s bed. Aug 09, 2021
  • Upon cross-examination, Dru Nielsen implies that #barrymorphew was in the sites of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s investigation from the very beginning. Inv Alex Walker is still on stand. Barry Morphew is listening intently with no emotion. 3 feet distancing in the crtroom Aug 09, 2021
  • @stephaniebutzer When deputies interviewed #BarryMorphew on May 11, he told them their relationship was good. The last time he saw Suzanne was 5/10 at 5 am. He told deputy “she was his angel since 17 together 32 years.wonderful person. Love each other to death.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Body cam video of #BarryMorphew when he arrives at the Mayes family home from Denver. He tells deputy of #SuzanneMorphew that …”she bikes every day. She was asleep when I left. She was sound asleep.” Suzanne’s body has not been found. Aug 09, 2021
  • Last activity on Suzanne’s phone was 423 am 5/10.Connected to the Poncha Springs tower. body cam interview with daughter’s boyfriend. Miles Harden says Suzanne hasn’t ever gone up that trail. “Gains are really hard. Out of character for her to do that. It’s a crazy climb” Aug 09, 2021
  • It is dusk. The deputies are perplexed as to how the bike could get here. We hear their chatter. “I don’t know if she was coming down and lost control or got exhausted and fell over the edge.” It is dusk. Very tough terrain with logs, grass, hills, rocks. Aug 09, 2021
  • @ABC2020 The deputy asks his folks to contact the hospital. Dispatch describes Bike with colorful pedals. Walkie talkie traffic describes an emotional husband. Aug 09, 2021
  • Body-cam video of area where Suzanne Morphew’s bike was found. Chaffee Co dep walking through very rough terrain calling Suzanne’s name. It is early evening of Mother’s Day 2020 the day she was reported missing. Eery to hear. Her bike is sideways on a very steep hill. @ABC2020 Aug 09, 2021
  • First witness is deputy Alex Walker who says Suzanne’s bike was found the day she was reported missing. it was undamaged. no disturbances in the soil. no skid or braking marks in the dirt. no struggle in the area. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew is in the courtroom wearing a grey suit. his mask is pulled down past his nose. We are waiting for Judge Patrick Murphy to appear. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry Morphew’s mother and two daughters are in the courtroom. His family on the left and 7 media seats on the right. #Suzannemorphew family is watching the trial via live stream. @abc Aug 09, 2021
  • Attorneys for #BarryMorphew walk in. We are told family will be inside. Preliminary hearing starts at 8 am. https://t.co/cTWKLsMu9I Aug 09, 2021
  • The line started forming at 5 am in front of Chaffee County Courthouse – locals & true crime aficionados- to watch the first day of what promises to be a tough day in court for friends & family of #Suzannemorphew The mother of 2 disappeared in May 2020. #Findsuzanne https://t.co/A3r2h8MhF1 Aug 09, 2021
  • That wraps up the first half of the preliminary hearing for #BarryMorphew. We’ll be back in a few weeks. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • Reminder- Prelim is supposed to continue August 23 and 24. Judge says he’s not sure if they’ll continue the livestream at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds because there haven’t been many people showing up. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew #BarryMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • Judge says he’s going to keep defense tight on time because they’re taking fairly longer than the prosecution. Judge is worried this won’t be done in 4 total days. Defense says they understand they have to be shorter. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew #BarryMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • Prosecution says they still have witnesses to still call, only 3 have been called. He believes those 3 are the “meat and potatoes” for this hearing BUT still would like to call other witnesses. He says defense is taking too long and he doesn’t know if it’ll be done in 4 days Aug 10, 2021
  • @PavlovWarnedUs @KKTV11News She went missing on the 10th so she did not show up for this appointment. It was scheduled. Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense is going over when a phone can be tracked when airplane mode is turned off and when it’s turned on. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense asks Grusing about when #BarryMorphew phone was turned onto airplane mode. She says “can a phone still be tracked in airplane mode?” He says “I would guess” she says “just because there was no phone activity doesn’t mean it was in airplane mode?” He says “yes”@KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense says the door opening events recorded from #BarryMorphew car are not always accurate in that on May 9th there was an event that was captured where the door was open but never closed. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense now recounting the movement of #BarryMorphew truck. Recall– it was parked in the Morphew driveway from the afternoon of May 9th to early morning May 10th. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • Still going through phone pings. It’s hard to keep track of all the points, so I don’t want to confuse anyone by trying to explain it all! Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense is still going over #BarryMorphew cell phone position on the Morphew property the day before #SuzanneMorphew went missing. Right now they’re going through coordinates and defense is detailing where exactly the phone was and how long it took to get to different points. Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense is arguing that #BarryMorphew phone could be staying still in one spot- when the former agent says his phone was pinging on several places on the outside of the house. Defense says it could’ve been in one place- Grusing says “That’s why we asked him what he was doing.” Aug 10, 2021
  • Defense says Grusing asked #BarryMorphew why his phone was roaming around their property. He asked Barry if he was looking for “her” Barry says that’s when he was shooting chipmunks. Defense argues Grusing testified that he doesn’t know if the phone was bouncing around or still. Aug 10, 2021
  • The defense has taken over on cross. They are asking Grusing about calls #BarryMorphew was making to #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • May 9th while #BarryMorphew was away #SuzanneMorpehw was sending LinkedIn messages to Jeff Libler. Investigators showed a picture Suzanne sent to Jeff to Barry, he said she “looked drunk” and she had “drunk eyes” Investigators say this is the last sign of Suzanne being alive Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew texted her sister about #BarryMorphew being allegedly physically abusive and that Suzanne wanted out of the marriage. Sister told investigators she didn’t really know how to respond. Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Right now they’re rehashing some of the things we heard yesterday about #SuzanneMorphew saying #BarryMorphew was pulling their daughters into fights. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • We’re back from lunch. Starting off with agent Grusing. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says over the course of several months #BarryMorphew never came back to agents to say he recalled what was in the trash he threw away. And with that we head to lunch. Will be back at 1:30. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says after several interviews with #BarryMorphew his statements continued to change about where he was when he got the call about #SuzanneMorphew. Grusing says Barry would not tell them what he was doing inside the hotel room from noon to 5:55 when they have him on cam Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew goes back to his room and got a call from neighbor about #SuzanneMorphew missing. Grusing says that his conflicts with statements Barry told agents because they have him on video in the hotel. He allegedly told agents he was working at this point. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News We can see in pictures of #BarryMorphew taking trash to a dumpster at the hotel. There are no cars parked next to the dumpster, but Barry is carrying the items across the lot to the dumpster. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Trash-run 5: Grusing says around 12:30 #BarryMorphew is back to the hotel. He is seen in a picture holding a trash bag and several other items that Grusing says he takes it to a dumpster on the other side of the hotel parking lot. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News According to Grusing- he says you can’t work on Sunday’s in Broomfield because that is against city code. It looks like he spent about 15-20 minutes there then called his daughter Mallory. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News From there Grusing says #BarryMorphew goes back to the hotel and brings in a large notebook to his room. He some time in his room then came out. He changed again into a different shirt. He then went to his worksite @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says then #BarryMorphew went to a carwash to clean his windshield, then to the parking lot of a Men’s Warehouse. There was another stop at what they believe was a dumpster- he spent 40 minutes here, Grusing says doors closed on and off in his truck. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News From here Grusing says #BarryMorphew drives by the worksite he is supposed to be working at in Broomfield. He then goes to a McDonalds in Broomfield. He is caught throwing more things in a trashcan. This is “trash-run” 3 @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Another picture shows #BarryMorphew leaving the hotel room about an hour later. Clothes are different and he has a different grocery bag in his hand. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Surveillance shows #BarryMorphew carrying multiple items to his hotel room. It appears from the photo shown that he has a grocery bag, several pieces of clothing and hiking boots. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says #BarryMorphew then moves his truck to the front of the hotel and walks in at 8:25. Then is seen on camera again at 8:38 going to his room.@KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says he then tracked #BarryMorphew truck to a Holiday Inn near Broomfield. He says they couldn’t get surveillance video on the south side of the building where Barry was parked. He says there was another “trash run” at the hotel. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News May 10: #BarryMorphew truck was caught at an RTD bus stop in Broomfield. He allegedly told Grusing he was throwing something away in the trash… Grusing says this wasn’t the first stop at the trash can.@KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News May 10: 5:38 am #BarryMorphew texts his mom Happy Mother’s Day. Text to #SuzanneMorphew at 6:56 “Happy Mother’s day. I love you.” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says during the time of the next morning #BarryMorphew phone was moving between 225 and Hwy50 which is close to where #SuzanneMorphew bike was found. Suzanne phone was last pinged around 4:22 am on May 10th in an area that had hard to reach signal. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew phone goes into airplane mode at 2:47pm and does not come back out of airplane mode until around 10pm that night. (This is all on May 9th)@KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News He says this was from 2:44 to 2:47. Grusing says at 2:47 #BarryMorphew phone goes into airplane mode. At 5:30pm Barry truck had a system reboot. Agent says no one could figure out why this happened or what caused it. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing says that same day #BarryMorphew phone was tracked roaming the outside of the Morphew residence. He asked why he was roaming around. Barry allegedly tells him he was chasing Chipmunks to shoot. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Prosecution showing Grusing a picture #SuzanneMorphew took and sent to Jeff Libler from her LinkedIn account on May 9th while she was sunbathing. Picture is pulled up on the screen, one of Morphew’s daughters begins to cry. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Grusing is talking about how they track #BarryMorphew truck, the calls it made, and where exactly his truck had traveled. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News We are back from recess. Next witness called is Former FBI Agent Johnathon Grusing. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @alexisdomm @KKTV11News Thanks for the support, sister! Appreciate it:) Aug 10, 2021
  • @madw0maninattic @KKTV11News She was scheduled for a treatment the day after she went missing. Aug 10, 2021
  • @kimmi12479 @KKTV11News Conversation *about Mother’s Day. My bad! Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News As we go to recess #BarryMorphew and #SuzanneMorphew daughters mouth to their dad “I love you” “You’re looking great in your suit.” one sends a hugging motion to him. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris reveals #SuzanneMorphew had a cancer treatment on May 11th, day after she went missing. Says Jeff Libler texted her on May 10th about a conversation on Mother’s Day. @KKTV11News We’re headed for a 10 min recess. Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Prosecution now working to rule out Libler’s involvement in #SuzanneMorphew disapperance. SA Harris says they interviewed him and investigated what he was doing May 9th and 10th, when Suzanne went missing. They established that he was on a work project. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew allegedly hired a retired FBI agent to look into the disappearance of #SuzanneMorphew. SA Harris says Barry said at some point the former agent said Suzanne was in “some dudes” basement and Barry was going to “go after him.” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Another argument ensues as DDA Lindesy brings up a search on a pornographic website from #BarryMorphew iCloud account. Before getting any further defenses asks judge to approach the bench. Reminder- the iCloud account is shared between the family. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris says they looked through #BarryMorphew phone and it showed some dating websites and a search for “Ashley Maddison.” Defense objects and says that there was a shared iCloud account between the family so it’s not clear who made the search. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense wraps up cross-examination. Senior DDA Jeff Lindsey is up for re-direct. He starts off with asking about the defense questioning him about agents not being able to find any evidence that #BarryMorphew was having an affair. But Lindsey says Barry was “looking” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense now asking SA Harris about a statement sent to #SuzanneMorphew email about her alleged secret bank account. It was a GreenDot account. Defense says you can access the account and withdraw money without having to go to a bank. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Texts go on to say that #SuzanneMorphew morning before she went missing– she allegedly messages Jeff Libler telling him she had a fine night and looked at houses for sale. She follows that with “Still talk about Arizona.” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Texts on May 6 2020 show #SuzanneMorphew text to #BarryMorphew saying “I’m done I could care less what you’ve been up to for years. We just need to figure this out civilly.” Barry responds saying he loves her and if she doesn’t believe him then she doesn’t know him. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense now asking SA Harris about what #SuzanneMorphew and #BarryMorphew grown daughters knew about their marriage. Both girls said their parents argued. Macy was asked about her dad being physically abusive and she allegedly told investigators she couldn’t see him being abusive Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News In an interview with SA Harris he says from an argument caught on the recording pen #SuzanneMorphew had that 80% of the fights #BarryMorphew and Suzanne had were about money. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Judge cautions the defense that they are burning through a lot of their time and that they need to be cautious of that.@KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris is going through messages between #SuzanneMorphew and Jeff from April 2020. Messages read, “I want to be with you” “I can only be me with you” “You know I was born to love you” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris says during their investigation it came out that #SuzanneMorphew would use find my phone to track #BarryMorphew. He says sometimes Barry would turn his phone on airplane mode so Suzanne couldn’t track him.@KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News In the texts, Sheila tells #SuzanneMorphew to start putting some money away to find out if she has enough to be on her own. This follows many conversations about her wanting to separate from #BarryMorphew. @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense starts off with questions Special Agent Harris. She’s asking about text messages between #SuzanneMorphew and her best friend Sheila. In July 2019 a message form Suzanne stating “he wants a secret life” @KKTV11News Aug 10, 2021
  • Day 2 of the preliminary hearing for #BarryMorphew. Follow this thread for updates from the courtroom. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • @CarolAMcKinley Mine looks like that too! Popcorn and everything Aug 10, 2021
  • @bethyb41 @KKTV11News The judge says the defense was going outside of the scope of the cross examination and was asking to admit things that didn’t pertain to the direct examination. Lots of court housekeeping they need to figure out Aug 10, 2021
  • @am_me777 @KKTV11News Investigators say he is married with 6 kids and lives in Michigan Aug 10, 2021
  • Court is set to square off at 9am mountain time tomorrow morning https://t.co/YrIi1z4zQy Aug 09, 2021
  • @emmarob04237106 @KKTV11News We’ll be back tomorrow morning around 9 Aug 09, 2021
  • @TriciaHartley @KKTV11News Of course! And not yet, but we’ll see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for following along! Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge has released SA Harris from the stand for the day. He’ll be back tomorrow morning. Asks both attorneys to work to come to an agreement about SA Harris report on several things. Court is in recess. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SusanMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense says Libler did not think #BarryMorphew knew that #SuzanneMorphew was seeing Libler. Libler told investigators that he believes Barry would’ve come after him if that were the case. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense says no one knows if the two of them communicated on WhatsApp the day before #SuzanneMorphew went missing. Last thing Libler said to Morphew was that his “gang” (his family was home). @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense says Libler planned to come see #SuzanneMorphew in CO in March, but COVID hit. By April 2020 defense says the two were talking about love and calling each other their soulmates. They were sending nude photographs to each other and saying they should get married. Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense says #SuzanneMorphew dad says she was supposed to see him in Florida for 4 days in 2019, but abruptly left for what he thought was to go meet #BarryMorphew. Defense says she was actually going to see Libler. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense says #SuzanneMorphew used her friend Sheila as an excuse to go see Jeff Libler. Says she would tell #BarryMorphew she was going to have a girls weekend. She took one trip to New Orleans and surprised Libler. She allegedly told her husband and friend she was going alone. Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Back following a hit for our 4pm show. SA Harris is discussing phone records and calls between #SuzanneMorphew and Jeff Liebler. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Leibler told investigators he wanted to delete his account so it wouldn’t hinder #SuzanneMorphew legacy because she was having an affair. Also says he did it to protect himself. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris notes the two had a tendency to delete their messages on WhatsApp after they were done talking. He did say Jeff deleted his LinkedIn account after #SuzanneMorphew went missing. Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Eytan says #SuzanneMorphew was creating secret accounts and says the secret spy pen lead to her secret affair. She says investigators called Jeff in Nov 2020. She says Jeff never came forward about Suzanne, claims his phone was destroyed that had conversations with her Aug 09, 2021
  • @Cmmiller926 @LaurenScharfTV I corrected my tweet as I was typing fairly quickly. Investigators say he pointed the gun at his head and asked Suzanne if that’s what she wanted. Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense is asking SA Harris about the recordings on the pen, particularly one with #SuzanneMorphew and Jeff Liebler. She told him he is not a homewrecker and she loves him dearly. They spoke of plans for Valentine’s day because #BarryMorphew would be gone. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News We are back. The defense is talking to SA Harris about the spy pen #SuzanneMorphew bought to possibly catch #BarryMorphew in an affair. Sheila said Suzanne had the pen delivered to her house so no one knew about the recording device. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News We’re taking a quick recess. We’ll be back in 10 #SuzanneMorphew #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Sheila and Holly, friends of #SuzanneMorphew had recorded secret interviews with #BarryMorphew for the FBI at one point. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense says #SuzanneMorphew never told her closest friends about her affair and many of her friends would think it hard to believe is Suzanne had an affair. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris says Jeff deleted his LinkedIn account after #SuzanneMorphew went missing. Investigators later spoke to him. The defense says you learned that Suzanne kept a lot of secrets? Agent Harris asks to elaborate on that. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Defense is up to questions SA Harris. Iris Eytan is starting off asking the agent about the texts between #SuzanneMorphew and her friend Sheila. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News SA Harris says Jeff learned of #SuzanneMorphew going missing and he did not want news of the affair to get out because he wanted to protect Suzanne’s daughters. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Messages from LinkedIn show Jeff and #SuzanneMorphew were talking the day before she went missing about how Suzanne is in love with Jeff. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • SA Harris says Jeff and #SuzanneMorphew met on several occasions in different states including Florida, Texas, and Michigan. They switched from texting to communication on LinkdIn after #BarryMorphew was allegedly curious and looking at her texts. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Changing topics to the interactions SA Harris had with Jeff Libler. Agent says Jeff knew #SuzanneMorphew in high school and hooked up with her at some point. Says Suzanne sent him a text asking him how he was in 2018.@KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew would allegedly not talk to #SuzanneMorphew about divorce. In a text to her friend she said he begged for another chance, she was torn but said “in my hear I know who he is.” @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila and #SuzanneMorphew talked about how Suzanne’s youngest, Macy, encouraged her to get a divorce and said that Suzanne should get a restraining order against #BarryMorphew if she needed. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Sheila told SA Harris that #SuzanneMorphew was in the middle of her chemo treatments while she and #BarryMorphew were fighting. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Sheila and #SuzanneMorphew talked about a time when Suzanne would talk about leaving #BarryMorphew would ask her who would pay for her medical bills from her cancer treatments. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew allegedly continued to tell #BarryMorphew that she needed peace and wanted out. Says she wanted to wait until their daughter Macy was out of the house. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @emmarob04237106 @KKTV11News Correct! My bad.. got a bit ahead of myself. Thanks for helping me out on that one! Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila allegedly began to ask #SuzanneMorphew to make a sort of “what if” list about what she would do after her and #BarryMorphew seperated. Texts show Suzanne told Sheila, Barry wanted her to be the bad guy and he wanted to look good. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Sheila told investigators that #BarryMorphew would say things like “I’m going to tell the girls you don’t love me.” SA Harris says that is a control mechanism to try to put the girls against #SuzanneMorphew.@KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • SA Harris says Sheila told them #SuzanneMorphew said she was possibly being physically abused by #BarryMorphew. She allegedly told Sheila he pushed her into a closet door and held a gun to her head, on a different occasion he allegedly would pin her on a bed.@KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Texts say sometimes small things would just “set Barry off” and he would leave and come back and be fine. There was another time when #BarryMorphew allegedly brought their daughters into their arguments to pick sides. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @jonwienershow @KKTV11News SA Harris is continuing to detail the texts between #SuzanneMorphew and her best friend Sheila. Suzanne made a comment that she can’t “handle the unstableness” Aug 09, 2021
  • @jonwienershow @KKTV11News We are about to start back up for the afternoon. Special Agent Harris is still on the stand. #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • We are on a lunch break until 1:30. Join @jonwienershow and me as we recap what happened this morning and answer your questions. Head on over to the @KKTV11News facebook page. #SuzanneMorphew #BarryMorphew https://t.co/KUXueB22Ob Aug 09, 2021
  • Heading out for a noon update live on @KKTV11News. Be sure to join us for an update on what’s happening. #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • He says one of the Forensic File episodes was about someone going missing on a bike ride. Tables then turn to several more recordings about some of the conversations Barry and Suzanne had. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Agent Harris listened to the recordings from the spy pen that was apparently placed in #BarryMorphew truck. He says the recording plays several podcasts from forensic files episodes that they believe Barry was listening to during drives. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Special Agent Ken Harris is on the stand now. He has been trained in the Behavioral Analysis Unit which lead him to being involved in this case. He was looking into #SuzanneMorphew behaviors to help put pieces together. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News DA Stanley asks Commander if it’s possible for blood not to be found if someone was killed. His answer was a short, quick “yes.” @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #suzannemorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News DA asks on cross-examination if #BarryMorphew ever participated in any searches with law enforcement. Commander says he did not with law enforcement. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Another setback as defense argues they need more time with the commander and they believe they aren’t getting a fair amount of time. Nielsen concludes questioning and says she will save the rest of her questions for when they call the commander back. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @pbanabanana @KKTV11News It sounds like Barry had a company come out to fix them but he wasn’t sure if they ever got them working or if Suzanne unplugged them. Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen says DNA shows that there was a strong probability #SuzanneMorphew DNA was found on the cables that were unplugged from the system used to support the security cameras. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • According to investigations, #BarryMorphew told investigators he could bet $100,000 that “she” was the one who unplugged the cameras. He says he had a crew come out to fix the cameras and he didn’t know if they worked or if “she” tampered with them. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Surveillance system was not operating the day that #SuzanneMorphew went missing. Investigators say the people living in the house before installed the system and it was not operating for several years. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Judge asks why the defense is talking about May 9th because prosecution did not talk about it. Nielsen says she will have to recall the witness at the end of the prelim. Judge says he understands. Nielsen moves on to talk about the surveillance cameras on Morphew property. Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News The defense is talking about the system inside #BarryMorphew truck that tracks certain events such as when the doors open and where the truck is. On May 9th day before #SuzanneMorphew goes missing it shows at 10:05 am the truck is at a worksite @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Prosecution says burden of proof is on them and they would like the defense to wrap up so they can get to their case. Judge tells defense he’s confused why they’re not understanding what he is asking of them. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News The argument about time for questioning continues. The judge says if defense needs to call Commander Walker back at the end to tie up loose ends then they can, but they are going over their time limits. Nielsen argues he is the lead investigator and a critical witness. Aug 09, 2021
  • First break of the day is underway. I’ll continue to live tweet after and will have a live update at noon on @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen is asking the judge to take time with Walker because they believe he is the “most important” witness and they would like to spend as much time with him as possible. Prosecution took an hour with this witness, judge says defense needs to do the same. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says Jeff never came forward to law enforcement until they reached out to him 6 months after #SuzanneMorphew went missing. She says Jeff asked FBI if he was a target of the investigation, they allegedly told him “no” and that they would “protect him” @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen brings up that #SuzanneMorphew was “spying” on #BarryMorphew because she believed he was having an affair. Nielsen in their investigation it was uncovered that Suzanne was having a 2 year-long affair with a man named Jeff. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says the search of the Morphew residence was “lengthy and extensive” and “hundreds of photographs were taken and numerous items were received” but there was no blood located in the Morphew residence. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says on July 8th investigators texted #BarryMorphew offering to bring him food and have a chat with him. She says on July 9th and 10th investigators were at the Morphew home. @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says all of these combined efforts and search areas and #SuzanneMorphew has never been found. She says more than 1400 tips were received and 134 warrants were signed and none of them resulted in finding Suzanne’s body. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says there is still work to be done in searching for #SuzanneMorphew particularly in the radius around the Morphew residence. He says “it’s a work in progress”@KKTV11News #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen talking about line searches near US50. This is a tedious process. I’ve seen it done several times– people line of horizontal and walk a portion of land at the same time searching the ground of evidence. They cover every inch of the land. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen now showing a map of where #SuzanneMorphew helmet was found in conjunction with where her bike was found. She says it was 10 meters down from US50. The day after helmet was found they searched this area. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says several excavations were completed while searching including a slab of concrete that was removed from a garage that #BarryMorphew worked on. She notes no human remains were found at any of their sights. The commander confirms. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says this is the largest effort he’s been involved in. With the 70+ law enforcement involved he says “thousands and thousands of hours” have been put into efforts to find #SuzanneMorphew. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says they will not stop looking for #SuzanneMorphew. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen asks if the search for #SuzanneMorphew is contiuing. Commander says yes. She says those searches are methodical and have not stopped. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen asks if investigators found #SuzanneMorphew’s blood inside their home. Commander says no. She goes on to ask if they found any of Suzanne’s blood throughout the entirety of the investigation. He says no. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Investigators say #BarryMorphew told them he and #SuzanneMorphew fought sometimes because he worked too much and he was upset about some medication Suzanne was on. He wanted her to get off the medication. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew told investigators it wasn’t unusual for him to not get a text back from #SuzanneMorphew because signal is weak sometimes. Investigators say Barry told them he asked the neighbors to call police because he was worried about Suzanne. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Nielsen says the trail where #SuzanneMorphew bike was found was not taped off allowing for people to travel through the trail including walking and biking along the path. #BarryMorphew. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Dru Nielsen- #BarryMorphew attorney is now questioning the Commander. She’s asking about the arrest affidavit. To note– this affidavit has been sealed and not released. It is 129 pages and took weeks to write as they compiled information. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News DA now asking Commander if anyone found any “drag” marks on the path where the bike was found and on the RV park trail. He says no. #SuzanneMorphew #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says 10+ agencies helped in searches for #SuzanneMorphew. He uncovers that searches are still underway. @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says there were several instances of when #BarryMorphew speculated what happened to #SuzanneMorphew– includes Barry saying he was scared someone could’ve picked Suzanne up, it could’ve been a mountain lion, there could’ve been foul play at an RV park. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew told investigators he thought it could’ve been a mountain lion but he says that was all in his head. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News Commander says 8 hours passed from the time that #BarryMorphew texted #SuzanneMorphew that morning to the time neighbors reached out to him about concerns of her whereabouts. Commander notes Barry never called the police. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @KKTV11News #BarryMorphew told investigators he last saw #SuzanneMorphew at 5 am on May 10th. He says the night before everything was fine. He called Suzanne his “angel” and she was his “sweetheart” @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Commander says the temperature on the morning of May 10th was around 38 degrees at 8am. On May 14th #SuzanneMorphew bike helmet was found .84 miles from the bicycle. Commander says no significant damage to the helmet. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Bodycam video: #BarryMorphew gets to the location the bike was found and asks where exactly it was located and then asks if there was a crash. Commander says there was a time when a deputy had to ask Barry to stop touching the bike @KKTV11News #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • In the video Deputy asks Harvey if #BarryMorphew and #SuzanneMorphew got along. He says they had some problems but could be similar to any married relationship. Barry was in Denver at this point on work. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Continuing with the body camera footage: Miles Harvey describes to investigators what #SuzanneMorphew was last seen wearing. Commander says following that they went to the location where the bike was found to meet with deputies. That convo is playing out now. @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Adding to the last tweet– phone pinged last on May 10th. Aug 09, 2021
  • It didn’t appear there was any disruption to the vegetation where the bike landed. Commander continues saying they requested a ping for #SuzanneMorphew phone. It was last pinged at 4:23 am near Poncha Springs. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • @ms3co1 I am! One person from each affiliate is sitting in. Today our sister station in Denver has a reporter in the courtroom. Aug 09, 2021
  • Body cam is playing now- you can hear the deputies call out #SuzanneMorphew name as they approach her bike. They call out for her several times. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • DA shows Commander a flash drive that contains body cam footage of the moment they found #SuzanneMorphew bike. The commander says there were no disturbances in the soil next to her bike and no blood found at the scene. #BarryMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • First witness to the stand is Commander Alex Walker with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. He is going over the moments #SuzanneMorphew was reported missing. He says one of her daughters reached out to a neighbor saying they had not heard from their mom. Neighbor called police Aug 09, 2021
  • Dru Nielsen, #BarryMorphew attorney asks for a one-minute opening statement as the hearing gets underway. Judge says he does not need that and will not permit that. #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge Murphy has started the hearing. Looks like the Morphew girls are inside the courtroom today. The prosecution is set to take the floor momentarily. #BarryMorphew #SuzanneMorphew @KKTV11News Aug 09, 2021
  • Hearing hasn’t started yet. Looks like people are still making their way into the courtroom. I’m at the overflow area while our sister station is inside the courtroom. Only 7 members from news organizations were allowed in, but the hearing is being streamed nearby. #BarryMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • We’re about a half an hour away from the start of the preliminary hearing for #BarryMorphew. We’re expected to hear from several witnesses and some evidence the prosecution may have against him. Stay with us for updates throughout the day. #SuzanneMorphew https://t.co/osJ4C4IVxN Aug 09, 2021
  • Here’s coverage from today’s hearing ⬇️ #SuzanneMorphew https://t.co/xUfca3tU4K Aug 10, 2021
  • I’m out of the office today for jury duty. Be sure to follow @CarolAMcKinley and @DenverChannel for today’s updates from day 2 of #BarryMorphew’s preliminary hearing. And if you missed it, here’s yesterday’s recap: https://t.co/TfdnWIFU8O #SuzanneMorphew Aug 10, 2021
  • RT @NWSBoulder: Smoke will continue across Colorado today, with weak westerly winds keeping the smoke in the area into Wednesday. Here’s th… Aug 10, 2021
  • We’re done for today. Court resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. MT. (Another big thank you to @CarolAMcKinley for sharing her notes with us 👏 ) Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler said the affair made him nervous and he didn’t want to lose his job or his family. He said he didn’t want Suzanne’s legacy to be that she had an affair “with that guy.” Aug 09, 2021
  • The two also discussed moving to Ecuador ⬇️ https://t.co/yI3AwP8psn Aug 09, 2021
  • *complimented Aug 09, 2021
  • The last text Jeff Libler sent to Suzanne was on May 9: “My gang is home.” He told Harris he wanted to support Suzanne being on her own, whether they ended up together or not. Aug 09, 2021
  • On May 8, Jeff said, “You need to be my wife” and complemented Suzanne’s biking gear. On the morning of May 9, 2020 — a day before Suzanne disappeared — she texted Jeff saying, “We need to be husband & wife.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan said Jeff and Suzanne were calling each other the love of each other’s lives. She took up mtn biking for him. By April, they were talking about being husband and wife. Libler said he didn’t know if Suzanne was joking or not, and didn’t know if that was possible for them. Aug 09, 2021
  • I believe we’re back up and running again. In 2019, Suzanne saw Libler twice and they traveled around the county. Defense attorney Eytan said in February 2020, Suzanne went to see her dad in Florida. Libler was with her at the time for a “secret rendezvous,” Eytan said. Aug 09, 2021
  • It appears we’re having connection issues with our reporter in the courtroom. Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler’s daughter saw his phone and the communications with Suzanne. She told a few of her family members. https://t.co/AR1kwzuSyv Aug 09, 2021
  • An interview with Libler and authorities is being played in court. He said after Suzanne went missing, he deleted his accounts because he didn’t want her legacy to be that she had an affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • Messages between Suzanne and Libler are being read in court. They are sweet messages back and forth: -“Your heart, that’s what I crave” -“I love how you love me. I love how you think.” -“You’re the sweetest thing I’ve ever known.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Sheila got a spy pen — looks like an everyday black pen — and gave it to Suzanne when they were both in Florida. There were multiple audio files on the pen. It activates when it hears a voice, Eytan said. Eleven files were deleted (2 were recovered) and 11 were saved. Aug 09, 2021
  • Here are some texts being shown in court between Suzanne and Sheila ⬇️ (All texts below are from Suzanne) https://t.co/XJv4E2od9s Aug 09, 2021
  • We’re in an afternoon break. Updating story: https://t.co/5xOUPIa94A #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan asked Harris if Suzanne told Sheila that she wanted a spy pen to record Barry in late January/early February 2020. Harris said he didn’t recall. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Barry told the FBI he did not know about the affair. Barry said he thought there may have been an emotional one, but not a physical one. Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan continues, saying Suzanne did not tell her sister or best friends about the affair, and never mentioned a male friend to anybody. Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan said Suzanne had a lot of secrets, saying the affair was not a one-night or two-month fling, but rather 2 years. Harris said the affair was 1.5 years, not 2. A commander with Chafee County said 2 years earlier today ⬇️ so it’s not clear. https://t.co/2w74DXZWyE Aug 09, 2021
  • Eytan questions the agent’s interpretation of the texts between Suzanne and Sheila. Harris said the interpretation stems from what Sheila said they meant. Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense attorney Iris Eytan will now lead a cross-examination of Special Agent Harris. Aug 09, 2021
  • Libler said he often helped Suzanne find trails for mountain biking. Harris said Suzanne told Libler that she couldn’t get a divorce from Barry for Biblical reasons. Aug 09, 2021
  • When he learned Suzanne had disappeared and saw news reports of a possible abduction, Libler got rid of his accounts because he believed the affair would be negative for her daughters. He said not even Sheila knew about the affair. Aug 09, 2021
  • In interviews after Suzanne’s disappearance, Libler said her marriage was not good and had lots of arguments. She said many times she wanted to leave and be married to Libler. Aug 09, 2021
  • They met up a few other times in 2019 too. Barry became suspicious, so the two started communicating via LinkedIn and WhatsApp. Aug 09, 2021
  • Jeff said he got a text from Suzanne saying, “Howdy, stranger” and the two started talking again — about her cancer, books, music, etc. It became more than a platonic relationship. They met in New Orleans in Feb 2019 and fooled around in a hotel but did not have sex, Harris said. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris is now talking about how Suzanne and Jeff Libler knew each other. They both went to high school in Indiana and in the summer of 1989, he went to a party at Suzanne’s house when Barry was not there and the two hooked up. Aug 09, 2021
  • @WorldsAStageDrK Our reporter in court said “her head,” talking about Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Suzanne was racked with guilt and wanted forgiveness from God. In texts, she said she wondered what the “young me” was thinking. Her relationship with her daughters was the center of her world, Harris said. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne texted Sheila saying, “My heart aches for them in different ways,” about their daughters. The women also texted about Barry having narcissistic tendencies. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne and her good friend, Sheila Oliver, started texting more about Suzanne leaving Barry starting in early February 2020, Harris said. They’re talking almost every day around this point. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Suzanne wished that Barry would find somebody else and leave her. More from @CarolAMcKinley, who is in the courtroom ⬇️ https://t.co/DdSDwEgrtL Aug 09, 2021
  • Texts are being shown in court. https://t.co/PPP4EbO8Kx Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said in both 2019 and 2020, Suzanne wanted to get out of the marriage, but also wanted to wait until one of the daughters was out of the house. Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said at one point, Barry put a gun to Suzanne’s head and asked, “Is this what you want?” He had also pinned her to the bed. She threatened to call police, Harris said. He added Barry was worried about how others saw their marriage & wanted “to come out looking good.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Harris said Barry would bring his and Suzanne’s daughters into conversation during arguments and blame Suzanne. In these instances she lost respect for him, Harris said. One of the daughters saw the fighting and said a divorce was a solution to her parents’ problems. Aug 09, 2021
  • FBI Special Agent Kenneth Harris is still on the stand. https://t.co/UTvKxirOwz Aug 09, 2021
  • Court is back in session. Aug 09, 2021
  • Here’s our story on what’s happened so far today in #BarryMorphew’s preliminary hearing: https://t.co/5xOUPIa94A #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Judge just called for a lunch break. Court will resume at 1:30 p.m. MT. Aug 09, 2021
  • Screenshots and screen recordings are being shown in court between Suzanne & Sheila. Suzanne said her cancer had returned in May 2018 and her health was declining. She worried her marriage was only worsening it. Sheila responded, saying the toll of their fights was concerning. Aug 09, 2021
  • A friend of Suzanne’s, Sheila, said while she’d heard from one of the daughters that Barry had described May 9 as a “perfect night,” she knew the couple hadn’t had a “perfect night in a year and a half.” Aug 09, 2021
  • While listening to the 5-hour recording, investigators realized the man — later ID’ed as Jeff Libler — was having an affair with Suzanne. Aug 09, 2021
  • DA Jeff Lindsey will lead this questioning. Harris says in some conversations picked up on the spy pen, you can hear Suzanne and Barry arguing about money. She’s heard accusing him of telling her what she can do & wear. Another recorded conversation is 5 hours long with Jeff. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker is done with his testimony. We’re now onto the second witness: Kenneth Harris, one of two FBI Special Agents on the case. #SuzanneMorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker confirms that Barry said he left the home at 5 a.m. for Broomfield. Stanley confirmed through Walker that data in Barry’s truck showed door “activity” at 3:26 a.m. Aug 09, 2021
  • Stanley asks if Walker, in an interview with Barry on May 11, ever asked him where his guns were. Walker says yes — Barry told him they were in a safe. Walker said he also found a gun in a closet and shotgun against a wall. Aug 09, 2021
  • In a redirect with DA Stanley, she asks Walker a few questions: -Did #BarryMorphew ever call 911? -Did he report #SuzanneMorphew missing to LE? -Did he help in any LE-led searches? Walkers answers no to each. Aug 09, 2021
  • Moving onto Barry’s and Suzanne’s vehicles. DNA in the glove box of Suzanne’s Range Rover came back with a profile of an unknown male, later confirmed not to be Barry’s. https://t.co/oHD7gFSlPp Aug 09, 2021
  • The DVR player is associated with the camera for the surveillance system on the home. There was strong support for the inclusion of Suzanne in the DNA testing of the cords. Aug 09, 2021
  • On May 9, 2020, the home’s surveillance system was not operating. During a search of the home, investigators found some cords were missing from a DVR player. Barry said he never touched the system. Once found, they were swabbed and Barry was excluded. Aug 09, 2021
  • There seems to be some confusion over how this data works (Walker says he’s not an expert with this specific kind of data), but this is the prosecution’s theory ⬇️ https://t.co/MHz8eLsEAv Aug 09, 2021
  • ⬇️ https://t.co/q2w2qNOG9O Aug 09, 2021
  • Court is now taking a break. Aug 09, 2021
  • Jeff Libler did not voluntarily come forward to help find Suzanne, Walker confirmed. LE first spoke with him on Nov. 13, 2020. Aug 09, 2021
  • Authorities didn’t learn about this affair until November 2020 — 6 months after Suzanne went missing. His name is Jeff Libler, Nielsen said. There were hundreds of hours of phone calls, WhatsApp and other communication. They met up at least 6x & she didn’t tell anybody about him. Aug 09, 2021
  • Suzanne got a spy pen because she suspected #BarryMorphew was having an affair. Walker said there was no evidence of that. When asked, Walker confirmed #SuzanneMorphew had been having a two-year affair with a man named “Jeff.” Aug 09, 2021
  • In July, CBI agents texted Barry to talk ⬇️ https://t.co/UnpRB81E1D Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen said Barry was with LE to point out Suzanne’s clothing — only there for a minute or two. Body camera footage shows he did what they asked. He wasn’t allowed back in until authorities finished searching the home. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker says there is still work to be done: “It’s a work in progress. I can’t say we’ve searched everything.” Nielsen says investigators found no evidence suggesting Barry was in the house after he left it on May 10 until that evening when he returned with officers. Aug 09, 2021
  • @notnotwoke @PhoebeBeach I’ve corrected this — typing too fast, sorry about that. The selfie was taken *before the morning of May 10. Aug 09, 2021
  • Typing too fast: Should read this selfie was taken a day *before* the morning of May 10. Aug 09, 2021
  • Again, quick shoutout to @CarolAMcKinley for being our eyes and ears in the courtroom this morning. All these notes are thanks to her. Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen describes the many aspects and resources used in the searches: drones, aircraft, scuba divers, pond searches, K9s, mines, ground-penetrating radars, etc. There were multiple excavations. Suzanne’s body/remains have not been found. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker says this is the largest coordinated law enforcement effort he has been a part of. He said the investigation has taken “thousands and thousands” of hours with ~70 law enforcement officers involved and many scientists. Aug 09, 2021
  • Nielsen asks if investigators found Suzanne’s blood in daughter’s room where the sheets were stripped because the floor is carpet. Walker said no. He confirmed Suzanne’s blood was not found anywhere in the house or in the entire investigation. #suzannemorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry didn’t protest when the house was a crime scene and when his truck was picked up. He said, “You’re welcome to it.” He said Suzanne had been cleaning the house. One of the daughter’s bed sheets were stripped. Both daughters were on a road trip at the time. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry also told deputies he didn’t like medication she was taking and wanted her to get off of it. During their arguments, he said “it wasn’t like they didn’t make up.” Aug 09, 2021
  • Defense attorney Dru Nielsen said it’s not unusual for Suzanne not to reply because they had bad cell service at the home. Barry told deputies there’s “not a more special, wonderful person in the world” than Suzanne, and admitted “they had spats” about him working too much. Aug 09, 2021
  • The defense is now cross-examining Walker. Walker says the arrest affidavit is 129 pages. He said they started writing it on May 11, 2020. Aug 09, 2021
  • Waker said Barry did not call police during this time, and told authorities Suzanne was new to mountain biking. Barry told deputies on May 11 that a mountain lion attack was possible. He said his worst scare would be “someone picking her up” or foul play at the RV park. Aug 09, 2021
  • Barry said he texted #SuzanneMorphew on the morning of May 10 to say happy Mother’s Day, but didn’t get a response. He said his daughters said they hadn’t heard from her either when they reached out. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker says he spoke with Barry the following day (May 11) at 1:06 p.m. Barry said the last time he saw #SuzanneMorphew was May 10 at 5 a.m. He said they had had a great day and evening. He said she was “his angel” since they were 17 and they “love each other to death.” Aug 09, 2021
  • A selfie Suzanne took from the morning of May 10, 2020 is now being shown in court. She’s wearing that helmet. It was found 0.84 miles from the bike. It was not damaged, Walker said. It had normal wear and tear. Contact info for Suzanne and her daughter was stuck on the inside. Aug 09, 2021
  • In the video, Barry is heard asking if deputies saw any “cats” on the road and a deputy says not recently. Suzanne’s turquoise helmet was found a few days after her bike was discovered, Walker says. #suzannemorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • In another body cam video, Barry Morphew is emotional and seen talking with deputies. He’s heard saying Suzanne bikes every day and was asleep when he left the home that day. In court, Barry’s mother and daughters are watching this video. One daughter is blinking away tears. Aug 09, 2021
  • In another body camera video, deputies ask the boyfriend if Suzanne and Barry had problems. He says they’ve had some problems in the past, but called it normal husband-and-wife-type stuff. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker said the last activity on Suzanne’s phone was from 4:23 a.m. on May 10, 2020. It connected to the cell tower in Poncha Springs. Morphew daughter’s boyfriend told authorities Suzanne would never ride her bike up that trail because it was a “crazy climb.” Aug 09, 2021
  • In the body camera video, deputies are talking about how the bike ended up in this area. In court, Barry is sitting up straight and watching the video. https://t.co/6DOFYD6ihY Aug 09, 2021
  • The body camera footage shows deputies yelling Suzanne’s name as they search in rough terrain. They find the bike in thick aspen and fir trees on a steep hill. There is not a visible trail in the immediate areas. Aug 09, 2021
  • Walker says deputies located a bicycle near County Road 225 and Highway 50. The bike was not damaged, he said, and there were no skid marks or blood on the road or anywhere at the scene. Body camera video of this discovery is playing in court. #suzannemorphew Aug 09, 2021
  • The first witness called is Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Alexander Walker. He’s detailing the day Suzanne was reported missing (May 10, 2020). Aug 09, 2021
  • Today’s notes are all thanks to our ABC News partner @CarolAMcKinley, who is in the courtroom this morning. A reminder that there is no public WebEx for this hearing. https://t.co/8B1JXMmuWZ Aug 09, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew has his preliminary hearing this morning. Stay tuned for updates. #SuzanneMorphew https://t.co/YKKXcY7LJp Aug 09, 2021

August 23rd – 24th Tweets

  • TONIGHT ONLY ON @FOX21News at 9 p.m. you will hear from the Chaffee County District Attorney team about #BarryMorphew four-day preliminary hearing. Find out what they said about the judge not deciding if there is enough evidence to move forward with a trial until Sept. 17. https://t.co/iWT0AMQn2z Aug 25, 2021
  • On Friday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. both sides will give arguments and Judge Patrick Murphy will make a ruling in regards to the evidence in #BarryMorphew case whether or not it will go to trial. This will be the day they’ll discuss whether the judge will unseal the arrest affidavit Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew head is on the table while his mom is in the courtroom crying. His attorneys whispered something in his ears and said something to his family. The daughters aren’t in the courtroom. Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew Attorney Dru Nielsen said, “Doesn’t think they (state) have met the burden of proof.” She is asking for Morphew to not sit in jail. Judge said he couldn’t make that decision today. Court is in recess until 2:30 p.m. Aug 24, 2021
  • Judge Patrick Murphy said he isn’t going to make a decision today. He took 25 pages of notes and there were over 20 hours of testimony. Looks like he is going to talk with attorneys about when the next hearing will be set. Aug 24, 2021
  • According to the forensic scientist report, there was an unknown male DNA on the seat of #SuzanneMorphew bike. Eytan asked if Agent Cahill LE knew if there were individuals that had matches to the DNA if he would have a swab sample done. He said yes. Aug 24, 2021
  • Iris Eytan is now at the podium for redirect. Aug 24, 2021
  • CBI Agent Cahill said in each one of these cases (the three sexual assault leads from other states obtained from the DNA swab on #SuzanneMorphew glove box) did not arise for probable cause. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Cahill is being asked about what a keyboard search is. Scientists are comparing the two samples to decide if it is worth law enforcement time to investigate. Aug 24, 2021
  • The state is now asking about Agent Cahill familiarity with a CODIS hit. Cahill says a match means a lead for investigators to attempt to take a standard (another sample of DNA from the subject) to get it analyzed from the original DNA sample from the crime scene. Aug 24, 2021
  • Back on the record: CBI Agent Joseph Cahill is back on the stand for the #BarryMorphew hearing. The is asking him about allele which is a variant form of a gene. The defense objects saying he isn’t a specialist in DNA or forensic scientist. Aug 24, 2021
  • The judge is asking the defense how much time they will need. Eytan said this is their last witness. Aug 24, 2021
  • LUNCH BREAK… will be addressed at 1:30 p.m. Aug 24, 2021
  • Explaining that you can’t just put any DNA into CODIS. The judge is reminding the defense to let the state have the entire question out before they object. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Cahill is being shown a DNA report from June of 2020. Explaining CODIS which is a nationwide DNA database. Typically people who have been convicted of a felony or at the request of law enforcement. Knowns and unknowns get put into CODIS. Aug 24, 2021
  • The state is now cross-examining CBI Agent Joseph Cahill. Aug 24, 2021
  • The judge asked Cahill, what do you know about this Chicago case? Cahill said that Det. Burgis said he would be following up. CBI Agent Cahill said he was on Military leave from March 8 until around May 10 of 2021. Aug 24, 2021
  • Now Eytan is speaking about the CODIS match from #SuzanneMorphew glove box that matched in Chicago, Illinois. CBI Agent Cahill said he wasn’t aware until he got a call from Det. Burgis when he returned from military leave in May of 2021. Aug 24, 2021
  • Forensic Scientist confirmed to Cahill it was a potential lead, not a perfect match, Cahill explained. Now they are talking about another CODIS match from #SuzanneMorphew glove box that matched in Pheonix from a sperm sample. He wasn’t aware of a letter sent in Nov. about it. Aug 24, 2021
  • There is no scientific proof that there isn’t a match. Eytan is giving Agent Cahill multiple reports to review. Aug 24, 2021
  • The judge is lost… many in the courtroom are also confused so he is trying to get clarification. “It is my understanding that the partial did not match the two primary suspects from the Tempe case according to another detective,” Agent Cahill said. Aug 24, 2021
  • The matches are from Pheonix, Chicago, and Tempe, Arizona. Tempe case was looked into in Dec. 2020. Cahill contacted the investigator in charge of the attempted sexual assault outside a local convenience store. However, the Tempe case had two suspects. Aug 24, 2021
  • A letter from Agent Duge addressed to Cahill sent on May 19, 2021, refers to the partial profile DNA from #SuzanneMorphew glove box that had 3 confirmed matches to unsolved sexual assaults. Aug 24, 2021
  • Cahill is being asked by #BarryMorphew attorney Eytan if he was aware/taking into consideration the unknown male DNA found on the bike grips, #SuzanneMorphew car rear cushion, and glove box. Aug 24, 2021
  • Cahill said that he was on military leave and only got to review/edit until page 19 of the 126 pages of the affidavit so he didn’t get through the rest of the pages. Aug 24, 2021
  • Cahill said that #BarryMorphew was excluded from the DNA on #SuzanneMorphew glovebox. Now Eytan is asking about the DNA on the handlebars of Suzanne’s bike. Cahill can’t remember so Eytan is showing him the affidavit to refresh his memory, he can’t remember. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Cahill claims he hasn’t seen the final version of the arrest affidavit that was submitted to the court for the arrest of #BarryMorphew. Aug 24, 2021
  • The defense has called CBI Agent Joseph Cahill to the stand. He is being asked about the DNA swabbed from #SuzanneMorphew’s glove box from #BarryMorphew attorney Iris Eytan. Aug 24, 2021
  • BREAK until 10 minutes before 11 a.m. Aug 24, 2021
  • Deputy Himschoot said that he is not a certified fire-arm examiner but knows a lot about guns. Aug 24, 2021
  • Deputy Himschoot also was talking in the garage about the dart gun and how it didn’t function and didn’t seem to have been fired in a very long time… so finding the tranquilizer needle sheath cap in the dryer was odd. Aug 24, 2021
  • It was the cap for the tranquilizer needle sheath inside the dryer. Another deputy then took photos. Nielsen asked Deputy Himschoot what was that clunking noise? Himschoot said I picked up the item and then put it back down. He didn’t file that in his report. Aug 24, 2021
  • The dryer and washer were empty. Deputy Himschoot was assigned to swab the dryer. Now we are watching body cam video. Audio: “Did you see what was inside the dryer? You might want to look inside the dryer? There might be something of interest…” Aug 24, 2021
  • The photographer is wearing black gloves as they photograph the top of the washer and inside as well as the dryer. #BarryMorphew defense team is having difficulty with audio. Aug 24, 2021
  • Chaffee County Deputy Himschoot helped in the search and inspection of the Morphew home and looked at the gun safe and laundry room. We are about to watch body cam video of the photographs that were taken of the dryer and laundry room. Aug 24, 2021
  • The Defense is going to call Deputy Scott Himschoot to the stand on the fourth day of #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said that Gene Ritter told investigators to search for the bike after #BarryMorphew told her to look for #SuzanneMorphew bike. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Grusing was asked if #BarryMorphew ever struck #SuzanneMorphew and Barry allegedly told CBI agents “that it was an accident, he clipped the side of her nose with his hands.” Aug 24, 2021
  • “I think it is well established that #SuzanneMorphew was not happy in the marriage,” Judge Patrick Murphy said. Aug 24, 2021
  • A LOT OF OBJECTIONS this morning… The judge said there keeps being objections every three questions. “I need to get this hearing done.” Aug 24, 2021
  • Was there any evidence that #BarryMorphew tracked Suzanne? Agent Grusing said, “Yes.” When he was asked about the affair, Barry said “this is a surprise to me.” He had never seen it on her phone… “How was he communicating?” Aug 24, 2021
  • In an interview with Agent Grusing #BarryMorphew said, “I don’t care about the evidence… if it has anything to do with me tying me into the evidence, than it is wrong.” Aug 24, 2021
  • Question from the state to Agent Grusing: Did Suzanne say something to sheila about Macy trying to pull her into problems in the marriage? Nielsen objected and said #SuzanneMorphew told Sheila lies. State: this is inappropriate… is she a human lie detector? Aug 24, 2021
  • The judge just asked a friend of #BarryMorphews daughter to keep their mask on. Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew told Agent Grusing that it took him a few weeks to get over the affair and to get over the anger. “We are all sinners, I got on my knees and forgave her. I still love her.” Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew told his daughters about #SuzanneMorphews affair. He allegedly told the girls that Suzanne was a good mother. Told them that her sin was no worse than any sins we do every day. One of the daughters wiped both of her eyes as she cried when this was said. Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew searched for #SuzanneMorphew for 3-5 months. Agent Grusing asked him when would it be ok to stop searching? Morphew responded, “Never.” Morphew claimed he searched 200 miles with George Davis. Aug 24, 2021
  • CHLORINE SMELL IN HOTEL ROOM: #Barrymorphew told Agent Grusing, “I have no idea, I had no bleach in my room.” The room was above the pool. Aug 24, 2021
  • #Barrymorphew was aked about where Suzanne’s helmet was found. Nielsen is suggesting when Barry responded is it up some drainage road? that wasn’t near where the helmet was found allegedly. Aug 24, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked #BarryMorphew if he was carrying any guilt? Barry had mentioned that “he had taken Suzanne for granted and put all of his eggs into hunting and money. I loved her with all my heart.” Aug 24, 2021
  • When #BarryMorphew asked for immunity… Nielsen said that Barry mentioned to Agent Grusing on March 5, 2021 that he watched Youtube video that mentioned to not talk with investigators because they are going to use it against you. Aug 24, 2021
  • There wasn’t GPS data showing that #BarryMorphew turned left or heading west on Hwy 50 the morning of Sunday, May 10. Investigators asked him about his missing milage when this was discussed. Aug 24, 2021
  • Judge Patrick Murphy just reminded everyone in the courtroom no video is to be taken in the courtroom. #BarryMorphew turned around. He is in a lighter grey suit today. Aug 24, 2021
  • Now being asked about the “chipmunk gun” #BarryMorphew voluntarily handed the investigators the gun. March 5th investigators talked with him about Suzanne’s affair. He said her daughters would condone her. Aug 24, 2021
  • Former Agent Johnny Grusing is back on the stand. #BarryMorphew attorney Dru Nielsen is asking him about the daily schedule that Mallory and Barry were asked about Suzanne’s daily schedule. Aug 24, 2021
  • Close call… but I am in the courtroom thanks to a certain someone who gave up her seat for me… you know who you are! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Aug 24, 2021
  • A lady waiting in line for #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing said, “Hey, let me show you something…” and did this. Multiple people waiting to get inside the courtroom are wearing #BringSuzanneHome shirts. #FindSuzanne https://t.co/IZn3R8vLAk Aug 24, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew defense attorneys just walked into the Courthouse for the final day of his preliminary hearing. @FOX21News https://t.co/113ZtfyiRC Aug 24, 2021
  • We are still waiting outside to go inside for the fourth day of #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. @FOX21News https://t.co/MAJHwEmmJh Aug 24, 2021
  • It is the final day of Barry Morphew’s four-day preliminary hearing, the man accused of killing his wife, Suzanne, on Mother’s Day weekend in 2020. This article will be updated throughout the day: https://t.co/Y8c5uiOECw Aug 24, 2021
  • @BonnieT35576290 None of Suzannes family were physically in the courtroom. They were watching on WebEx. Aug 24, 2021
  • For those asking: #BarryMorphew was only seen a few times winking and smiling to his daughters in between breaks. Signs were posted in the courtroom not to communicate with the defendant. I didn’t see the daughters cry at any point today as they had previously done. Aug 24, 2021
  • I have to get ready for my LIVESHOT with @FOX21News for the 5 o’clock news. I’ll have another recap at 6:30 p.m. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew was confused about the timing of the Skidsteer and what day he had visited Salida Stove and Spa. He wasn’t confused about who he spoke to at Salida Stove and Spa. Aug 23, 2021
  • “She is the love of my life, I would lay down my life for that girl… I’m telling you right now, I was in shock for five days. If I left something out or a time period then it wasn’t on purpose.” #BarryMorphew told investigators. Aug 23, 2021
  • CBI agents asked #BarryMorphew about a possible affair in regards to #SuzanneMorphew. He never thought that. They asked Barry if he had searched dating sites like Bumble. Barry said I don’t know what they are. He claim he had never searched for another woman. Aug 23, 2021
  • July 8 interview with #BarryMorphew lasted 6 hours. This is the grilling steaks interview at the Morphew home. They included the CBI agents and said a prayer for them around a table. Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is saying that Agent Grusing introduced the subject of an intimate partner #SuzanneMorphew had to Barry on June 2. #BarryMorphew said no because of our relationship with the Lord, she is a very faithful person and of God. Didn’t want to think that it was a possibility. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew said he was 100% faithful to #SuzanneMorphew during their marriage. No infidelity. Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is now cross-examining Agent Grusing. From May until July 8: 13 interviews with #BarryMorphew which equaled 24 hours. Aug 23, 2021
  • When she married #BarryMorphew it was a marriage for life, according to Barry. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew asked for immunity if he just sat down and opened his life up to the FBI agents. Grusing believes Barry meant that if he disclosed things to agents, he wouldn’t be prosecuted for suzannes disappearance and death Aug 23, 2021
  • One used plate was recovered from the dishwasher. Agent Grusing said in interviews with #BarryMorphew he had mentions eating steaks with #Suzanne Saturday night and in other interviews Barry said they shared one plate and ate off the one plate. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing and #BarryMorphew are just staring at each other as the state talks between themselves to figure out any more questions for Agent Grusing. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing told #BarryMorphew in the car that they presented the audit to the District Attorney’s Office and that there had been arrest warrant for murder. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew is sitting up in his chair with his arms on the table with his hands folded leaning in as the state asks Agent Grusing questions about the arrest. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing road in the back of the car when #BarryMorphew was arrested on May 5, 2021. Morphew said, “How could you do this to me? I trusted you.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said #BarryMorphew mentioned multiple times during the investigation that “This is in God’s hand. He allowed this whole thing to happen.” Aug 23, 2021
  • According to Grusing, #BarryMorphew said all he had left in his life was hunting. Barry had hunted since he was 7-years-old. “If I have to live this life without her, at least I can hunt.” Aug 23, 2021
  • “If you’re trying to twist my words if I don’t recall something… I don’t recall it.” Aug 23, 2021
  • “I don’t recall,” was a response #BarryMorphew told investigators more than 95 times. Questions FBI had asked Barry after an audit of the investigation. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing spoke with #BarryMorphew about burned file folders in the fireplace. Barry said they were getting rid of old files. Aug 23, 2021
  • If a person would be injected by BAM (serum for tranquilizer darts) the human would be in complete sedation within 2-3 minutes. The woman would likely run, then become wobbly and unstable before dozing off, according to the Parks and Wildlife expert. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing reached out to a Parks and Wildlife expert about tranquilizing an animal. He asked if an animal tranquilizer like BAM would be used on a female what would happen. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing said it appeared that on Saturday, May 9, 2020, that something either happened to Suzanne or her phone. #BarryMorphew agreed and asked is there any sign of anyone getting into the home? “No.” Aug 23, 2021
  • April 22, 2021 interview with #BarryMorphew Agents said you were the last person to see #SuzanneMorphew alive and Barry agreed. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked #BarryMorphew about him ever being physical with #Suzanne because one of the 50 grievances was just wrestled free. Barry said he never grabbed her or constricted her with his arms. She would brush up against her. Aug 23, 2021
  • Talk about Divorce: Agent Grusing said #BarryMorphew would tell #SuzanneMoprhew “I’m not discussing this, cause it is never going to happen.” The state said, “It never did.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Former FBI Agent Grusing said #BarryMorphew said it was last used in late April. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked #BarryMorphew about the tranquilizer… when it was last fired? Nielsen is wanting on the record that the state should be asking questions and Agent Grusing should be answering, not the other way around. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew asked Agent Grusing if he could have immunity if he gave them his life up? Aug 23, 2021
  • In an interview on March 5. #BarryMorphew told investigators that putting his phone on airplane mode was an accident if it happened. Aug 23, 2021
  • Left turn on Hwy 50 the morning of May 10. #BarryMorphew turned left cause he saw a bull elk. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew phone went into airplane mode from 2:47 p.m. until 10:17 p.m. on May 9. The phone appears to be at the Morphew home from 10:17 p.m. until 3:25 a.m. the next day. Aug 23, 2021
  • Exhibit 59: Proof of Life of #SuzanneMorphew sunbathing. Agent Grusing said that she sent the photo to her lover and #BarryMorphew responded “Well obviously she’s drunk, look at her eyes. She has drunk eyes. Do you know what drunk eyes look like?” RECESS for 15 minutes. Aug 23, 2021
  • FBI agents asked #BarryMorphew about the affair. He claims he wasn’t aware of #SuzanneMorphew and Jeff Libler affair. Barry told the investigator, “Doesn’t understand why God would take away my wife… Maybe in God’s eye, this is the way of him resolving something.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing asked #BarryMorphew about the suicide text after #SuzanneMorphew had sent a text saying, “I’m done.” Barry told Grusing, “I was just trying to hurt her, that is all I was doing.” Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew said that as soon as the girls left for their road trip that #SuzanneMorphew mood got worse and she started drinking. Aug 23, 2021
  • Grusing asked #BarryMorphew if he remembered what he did in Broomfield. The agent said Barry could only remember going to the job site, McDonald’s, and the hotel. He never said anything about Men’s Warehouse, and RTD Bus Stop. Aug 23, 2021
  • Grusing said that #BarryMorphew initially thought it was a mountain lion that #SuzanneMorphew was taken by. Then it was a man named CBD Tim who Barry said Suzanne was buying drugs from off the streets. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew was also asked by Grusing what was the last image of #SuzanneMorphew and Barry didn’t answer 3 times. Grusing then asked did you see a lump in the covers? Barry answered, “probably just the lump there, saw her breathing.” Aug 23, 2021
  • In an Interview with Agent Grusing on June 2 in the backyard of the Cushmans, #BarryMorphew mentioned that Suzanne was abusing drugs and alcohol. The last time she was doing well was the Summer of 2018. Aug 23, 2021
  • CBI noted that #BarryMorphew used past tense when speaking about #SuzanneMorphew. “I just wished you knew her, how amazing she was.” He told investigators that she was last wearing white shorts, and a string-type shirt. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew told CBI on May 13 interview: “We had steak and sex on May 9, best night and there were no chemicals in Suzanne so they had a good night.” Aug 23, 2021
  • The state is asking Agent Grusing when he interviewed #BarryMorphew. Barry sat up in his chair and crossed his arm. Agent Grusing was called to help investigate Barry. The state is asking about Grusing strategy about interviewing Barry. Aug 23, 2021
  • Exhibit 96,97: Photos of the “chipmunk gun” The barrel is 7.5 inches long. #BarryMorphew handed the gun to Agent Grusing through the window of his vehicle. Aug 23, 2021
  • Former FBI Agent Johnny Grusing is called back to the stand. Aug 23, 2021
  • D.A. redirected and asked if the pool was open during the time #BarryMorphew was there? Agent Coback didn’t know. Aug 23, 2021
  • Another CBI agent went back to the hotel on Sept. 1, 2020 to take photographs after media attention about the chlorine smell in #BarryMorphew room. Eytan found an email from the hotel manager saying that room is above the pool area and still smells like chlorine 4 months later. Aug 23, 2021
  • CBI sent an email to the hotel on May 12 to preserve all surveillance videos. They picked up the thumb drive. Agents also got the logs of who was coming and going into the hotel. Agent Coback doesn’t have information if the hotel room was swabbed for #SuzanneMorphew DNA. Aug 23, 2021
  • Puckett found the insurance document under a pillow and ended up in the trash. Agent Coback said he hasn’t read the affidavit. He knows what Morgan Gentile said but not of Jeff Puckett. Aug 23, 2021
  • Eytan said #BarryMorphew didn’t tell the front desk to get two cleanrooms for his workers and he didn’t tell his workers not to come. Morgan Gentile and Jeff Puckett came to the hotel Sunday night. Aug 23, 2021
  • After further investigation, it was confirmed that Morgan Gentile did NOT have an affair with #BarryMorphew. She described Barry as not an emotional guy and he called Gentile crying Monday morning. “My wife is missing, we found the bike, its gotta be a mountain lion or cougar.” Aug 23, 2021
  • On May 15, CBI agents questions Morgan Gentile about her relationship with #BarryMorphew. She was confronted about being called a mistress. Gentile is concerned about what is being said on social media, her safety, and her children’s safety. Aug 23, 2021
  • At 7:30 a.m. on May 11, #BarryMorphew called Morgan Gentile referencing that Suzanne was missing and talked about a mountain lion then immediately turned his attention to the job in Broomfield. Aug 23, 2021
  • At 6:09 p.m. #BarryMorphew called Morgan Gentile saying that he needed to return to Salida for a family emergency but didn’t mention Suzanne missing. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew called Morgan at 11:18 a.m. May 10 asking her to get another worker and giving her details about the job, making sure that there was enough material to do the job in Broomfield. Barry didn’t mention why he left her in Chaffee County. Aug 23, 2021
  • Morgan Gentile had told investigators that #BarryMorphew was the first boss that respected her. She said that she heard Barry’s truck around 4 a.m. Sunday morning and it was not a surprise to her that he left her. Aug 23, 2021
  • Broomfield Holiday Inn: She had told the investigators when they opened the door to room 225 they were overcome by the smell, saw wet towels on the floor in the bathroom. Also an insurance document under a pillow that had been trashed. Aug 23, 2021
  • Morgan Gentile stayed in room 228, Jeff Puckett stayed in room 225 (room that #BarryMorphew had stayed in). Judge is asking if the room had been cleaned before Puckett arrived, the investigator didn’t know. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew was supposed to pick Morgan Gentile up on Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. but didn’t and called her around 11 a.m. to ask her to bring another worker to Broomfield. Aug 23, 2021
  • NEW WITNESS: CBI Agent Kevin Coback. Field agent in Pueblo for 7 years. D.A. Linda Stanley is now asking him questions about #BarryMorphew employee Morgan Gentile. Aug 23, 2021
  • He also confirmed that there are other roads off of Hwy 50, Garfield Mine, and where the helmet was found. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohrich is now looking at the last photo of #SuzanneMorphew sunbathing. She was laying on a brown towel that investigators never found. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohrich said when #BarryMorphew first got to the bike scene he had “crocodile tears like fake tears at the beginning.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohrich watched most of the body cam video of his deputies for this case but hadn’t seen one video that Eytan wanted to show so we didn’t see it. Now the state is redirecting. Aug 23, 2021
  • Defense exhibit PP: is a picture of #BarryMorphew dart rifle in his gunsafe. Eytan is asking Undersheriff Rohrich how to load the dart gun as well as put serum in the dart. Aug 23, 2021
  • Garfield Mine round trip from the Morphew Home is 6.2 miles, not 18-19 miles missing from #BarryMorphew truck odometer. Aug 23, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew always had a cup of coffee in the morning. According to the defense, #BarryMorphew has never had a cup of coffee. Aug 23, 2021
  • A white coffee cup was sitting on the kitchen counter that was half-full next to the sink. The undersheriff said it was out of the ordinary because it wasn’t clean. Aug 23, 2021
  • MISSING JOURNAL: Eytan asked, “Do you know if there were love notes about her lover Jeff Libler in the journal?” Rohrich said, “no or hateful stuff about Barry either.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Suzanne’s cell phone was not found in the investigation. Her phone charger was not at the home either which would have been at her bedside. Aug 23, 2021
  • Eytan said when people disappear they don’t always use their identification so if #SuzanneMorphew disappeared she wouldn’t use her ID. When referring to Suzanne leaving her purse in the car. Aug 23, 2021
  • Now they are discussing the marks on #BarryMorphew marks on his hands and arm. Eytan wants to know the measurements and Rohrich doesn’t know because he said he didn’t measure the three markings (fingernail injuries he had testified to). Aug 23, 2021
  • Eytan is showing the body cam video of #BarryMorphew touching the bike. She says he was touching the back of the bike near the seat and Rohrich is saying you can’t see from this angle because there is another person in front of Barry. Aug 23, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew bike had DNA of #BarryMorphew but not on the handlebars. Rohrich keeps telling Eytan that he doesn’t know where on the bike that Morphews DNA was located. Aug 23, 2021
  • Eytan is asking him about the sleeping bag found near #SuzanneMorphew bike. It wasn’t tested for DNA. Undersheriff Rohrich suggested it could have flown out a bed of a truck. Aug 23, 2021
  • Back on the record: Undersheriff Andy Rohrich is on the stand. #BarryMorphew took off his suit jacket and rolled up his sleeves. He tucked in his shirt when the judge entered the courtroom. Aug 23, 2021
  • The undersheriff was fishing at Fooses Lake on Mother’s Day with his wife around 12:02 p.m. He said it was crowded so they left. He confirmed no one reported the bike being ditched/found. LUNCH BREAK UNTIL 1:30 p.m. Aug 23, 2021
  • The bikini wasn’t collected as evidence. In the photo of #SuzanneMorphew sunbathing, you can only see a small portion of the bikini strap so can’t tell if it had been torn or any of the photos from the closet, according to the undersheriff. Aug 23, 2021
  • Now talking about the 2:03 p.m. sunbathing photo #SuzanneMorphew sent to Jeff Libler on May 9. The bikini was found in the master closet with other bathing suits. There was no blood on the bikini or tears, according to the defense. Aug 23, 2021
  • Now speaking about prescription drugs found in the #Morphew home and Walmart surveillance on May 6 at 12:30 p.m. of Suzanne picking up a white paper bag at the pharmacy but none found in the home for that date. Aug 23, 2021
  • Attorney Eytan is reminding the undersheriff that #BarryMorphew when he was first contacted by deputies that he was very emotional. Aug 23, 2021
  • Eytan is now cross-examining Undersheriff Andy Rohrich. She is asking if #BarryMorphew followed the deputy task when he entered the home. He agreed he followed the directions to go into the home and find a place where she is wearing something and points out Suzanne’s clothing. Aug 23, 2021
  • Handlebars were twisted 180 degrees. Can be called “ghost riding,” this is seen with kids when they push a bike the tires want to turn. If the bike had been wrecked the mechanic said the handlebars and bike seat would not be centered but that wasn’t the case here. #BarryMorphew Aug 23, 2021
  • Exhibit 93, 94: Pictures of #SuzanneMorphew bike found off of CR225. Scott Banks was interviewed and is a bike mechanic. He had put new tires on Suzanne’s bike on May 7, 2020. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff is saying that #BarryMorphew turned around at the Garfield Mine after leaving the home Sunday morning. Aug 23, 2021
  • At 2:32 p.m. #BarryMorphew is seen in his truck on surveillance passing the Shell Gas Station which is east of Salida Spa and Stove. The truck wasn’t seen again until 5:14 a.m. heading east. Aug 23, 2021
  • On 1:51 p.m. on May 9, 2020 the photo shows #BarryMorphew pulling his bobcat into DSI. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and khaki shorts. Aug 23, 2021
  • Exhibit 88-92: Surveillance photos from Highway 50 at a Shell Gas Station, Salida Auto Sales, and home near DSI. Aug 23, 2021
  • EXHIBIT 85-87: Photos of #BarryMorphew hands and arm with injuries. According to Undersheriff Rohrick, Upper left arm looks like there are fingernail injuries. 3 abrasions or cuts scabbing over. Outside of his hands were injuries in various stages of healing. Aug 23, 2021
  • The undersheriff said deer would absolutely runoff. Didn’t find any animal in the home that their antlers had been cut off. There were antlers in the home, but no cut antlers. Aug 23, 2021
  • He said that more times than not he would have to chase after the dog after shooting it with a tranquilizer dart. Sometimes the dogs would be found in peoples yards later and he would be called. He would also catch cats. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohrich is now talking about tranquilizer darts and guns. He has used them for four years. Explaining how you use them putting the solution in the dart and then put it in the gun. He used them for vicious dogs when he was animal control officers. Aug 23, 2021
  • The state is asking the undersheriff about hunting. Asking if he knows when elk shed their antlers. Undersheriff Rohrich said they typically shed their antlers before March and that Bulls and Cows aren’t typically together in May. #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. Aug 23, 2021
  • The undersheriff said this was the first time #BarryMorphew was able to go into the home. He is not asking any questions or looking around in the home. He isn’t trying to call #SuzanneMorphew phone. The last place he saw her alive and isn’t asking questions or looking at the bed. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew had pointed to black bicycle shorts which they put in a ziploc bag. The undersheriff also said there were riding gloves wadded up on the floor. Morphew is escorted out of the home. He was in the home from 9:37 p.m. until 9:40 p.m. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew is wearing a long sleeve red and blue flannel. This is the first time we are watching video of inside the Morphew home. He heads into the home and takes a left into a closet and points to clothing then Barry is seen going to the kitchen to get a plastic ziploc bag. Aug 23, 2021
  • The video starts on May 10 at 9:37 p.m. he starts in the driveway and walks down to the home with a deputy. Aug 23, 2021
  • We are about to watch exhibit 94 which is body cam video of #BarryMorphew entering the home identifying the clothes of #SuzanneMorphew. This is the one and only time he was allowed into the home after Suzanne was reported missing. Aug 23, 2021
  • The undersheriff is describing what else was found in the fireplace. Piece of wood mostly burnt, papers. There was also a bundle of firewood next to the fireplace untouched. Aug 23, 2021
  • Investigators were told to find three books that #SuzanneMorphew would have been together in the home. They found a bible, al anon book, but no journal. In the fireplace, investigators are describing pieces of material that could have been a journal burned. Aug 23, 2021
  • The undersheriff said this according to Agent Graham interview of the previous owners. Aug 23, 2021
  • UndersheriffAgent Graham has spoken with the previous owners and they told CBI that it wasn’t there when they moved. Aug 23, 2021
  • Chaffee County Sheriff’s Undersheriff said the door frame of the Master’s Bedroom looked like there had been a forced entry from outside of the room. He also mentioned a 22 caliver unspent shell found on #SuzanneMorphew side of the bed. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohirck said also mentioned that #SuzanneMorphew medical card would be needed for her scheduled maintenance treatment on May 10 that was left inside her purse in her car. Aug 23, 2021
  • Now looking at photos taken from #SuzanneMorphew range rover. Undersheriff Rohirck is looking at photos of her purse and the contents. medical card, driver’s license, credit cards, cash. He is saying that she would need I-D to get anywhere in the country or out of the country. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohirck is looking at photos taken of #BarryMorphew truck. Describing the cab of the truck as dirty, dusty, clutter with some clothes and his bag he had taken to Broomfield. Aug 23, 2021
  • Undersheriff Rohirck was called while off-duty around 8:14 p.m. May 10, 2020, about #SuzanneMorphew and got on scene around 8:52 p.m. #BarryMorphew drove to the scene 5 minutes before Rohrick got to the scene. Aug 23, 2021
  • Back on record: NEW WITNESS takes the stand. Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Andy Rohrich. He has been the undersheriff for 3 years. He has been a police officer for 23 years. He worked as an animal control officer for 4 years. #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing. Aug 23, 2021
  • No receipt was found for the hot tub chemicals from Salida Stove and Spa. Inside the dryer investigators also found Khaki-colored shorts that #BarryMorphew was wearing on May 9th, according to surveillance photos. BREAK NOW. Aug 23, 2021
  • The sheets were taken from the dryer from May 11-15. It wasn’t until May 19 when an investigator found the syringe for a dart. The state is redirecting now. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Graham is being asked about Mallory Morphew sheets in the dryer. #SuzanneMorphew had a to-do list on the kitchen counter and one of the items said Mal sheets. Judge just reminded Eytan to keep the cross short cause the state only had 15 min with Graham. Aug 23, 2021
  • SALIDA STOVE & SPA: Agent Graham said the owners had told him #BarryMorphew had been in the store acquiring to get his hot tub fixed on May 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. The investigator said the owner had told them that Morphew didn’t buy anything either. Aug 23, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew BIKE HELMET: DNA evidence from the helmet #Barrymorphew DNA was excluded. Tire casting was done on both range rovers and truck and was not a match to where the helmet was found. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Graham said there was one box of syringes inside the safe in the garage as well as several darts. Photo of the garage with safe open is shown to Graham. #BarryMorphew Attorney Iris Eytan will cross-examine Agent Graham now. Aug 23, 2021
  • Pictures of the Laundry room and contents in the dyer: Clothing, sheets, a cap for a syringe for a dart were found inside the dryer. Agent Graham is confirming in #BarryMorphew Preliminary hearing day 3. Aug 23, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew SPY PEN: Found in the master bedroom closet that was all female clothes. It was found in a box of bras. A picture of the pen was shown to Agent Graham. Aug 23, 2021
  • Exhibit 66: Photo of Mallory Morphew’s bedroom. The bed was stripped. Pillows and comforter were on the ground/bed. The sheets were found downstairs. Aug 23, 2021
  • Now talking about #SuzanneMorphew 2015 Range Rover found in the garage and what was found inside the car. Empty hot tub bottles were found on the floorboard, camel back on the seat, and purse inside her car. Aug 23, 2021
  • Bike Helmet: Found off of Hwy 50 between CR 225 and 226. The state is showing photos of where #SuzanneMorphew bike helmet was found to Agent Graham. He only saw photos, not the actual helmet. He said there was no indication of a crash. Aug 23, 2021
  • NEXT WITNESS: Derek Graham with Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He has been with them for 2 years. Before that he worked for Colorado Springs Police Department for 34 years. Aug 23, 2021
  • So the tranquilizer dart cap was actually a tranquilizer needle sheath found in the dryer which is a disposable needle recapping device. #BarryMorphew told investigators, “I don’t know how that got there… it had nothing to do with me.” Aug 23, 2021
  • On May 8, #BarryMorphew allegedly brought up moving to Arizona. Grusing said this was the first time this was ever mentioned and Suzanne thought it was strange. She was looking at homes for sale in Salida, CO according to text messages. Aug 23, 2021
  • From May 5-9, 2020 the FBI said they could NOT get everything off of #BarryMorphew phone that he had deleted. The state asked, “Is it possible if Barry could have been tracking Suzanne?” Agent Grusing said, “Yes.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Allegedly shooting the deer with the tranquilizer gun either in the garage or breezeway. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew allegedly told investigators that he last used his tranquilizer gun to shoot a deer in late April of 2020 to get their horn. “I’m telling you, telling you right now… to get horns. They go to sleep, I remove their horns. They go off with no horns on their head.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Grusing is answering questions about #BarryMorphew talking about shooting chipmunks around the home on May 9. “I shoot chipmunks. So when I am home I go around the house and when I see another I’ll shoot it,” Barry had said in an interview allegedly shot the chipmunks with a 22. Aug 23, 2021
  • Agent Grusing is talking about when #BarryMorphew could have had time to dispose of a body on May 9 into 10. He told the judge Morphew had six hours to dispose of a body which could mean at least a 3 hour round trip. Aug 23, 2021
  • 12:02 a.m. and 12:17 a.m. incoming/outgoing calls the morning of May 10, 2020 on #SuzanneMorphew phone. Agent Grusing said according to Verizon there were no calls or text messages during this time. The LAST REGISTERED CALL from Suzanne phone was on May 9 in the afternoon. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew also told investigators that he had seen a bull elk and a herd of elk crossing the street and wanted to see when they would be shedding their antlers (reason why he turned left, according to Grusing). Aug 23, 2021
  • Grusing said if he turned right he would be heading towards Salida and Broomfield and if he turned left it would take him to where the helmet was found near Hwy 50 in Chaffee County. #BarryMorphew prelim hearing day 3. Aug 23, 2021
  • The state is redirecting questions. Agent Grusing says when they asked #BarryMorphew if he turned left or right on Hwy 50 when he left the morning of May 10, Barry allegedly said left in an interview in March 2021. Aug 23, 2021
  • Grusing was asked about the 18-19 miles that were missing from #Barrymorphew odometer in his truck. Nielsen is talking about where Salida Stove and Spa is located and asked if it is a coincidence if the location to the spa is the same amount of missing miles, “No,” Grusing said. Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is going over the timeline of events with Grusing, according to text messages, FB messages, truck data. The state is telling the judge that Agent Grusing didn’t go over the text messages between #barrymorphew and Suzanne. The judge allows the timeline to continue. Aug 23, 2021
  • #SuzanneMorphew had been at Gene Ritter’s home (neighbor) for coffee from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. on May 6, 2020. During the time of “I’m done” text was sent to #BarryMorphew. Aug 23, 2021
  • Empty vessels of the tranquilizer darts were found in the garage. The tranquilizer gun didn’t work, according to Nielsen. Aug 23, 2021
  • The plastic cap wasn’t found until May 19. Investigators don’t know how the cap got into the dryer and how long it had been there. There was 2 DNA mixture on the cap, #BarryMorphew DNA was excluded. Aug 23, 2021
  • LE found empty tranquilizer darts but no chemicals or vials of the chemicals at the home. “I don’t recall having any left,” #BarryMorphew told investigators. Aug 23, 2021
  • The language of the “tranquilizer dart cap” wasn’t accurate. They are discussing this. Nielsen is going over the tranquilizer manual about how to fill the dart. Aug 23, 2021
  • Dart doesn’t come with fluid or chemicals in them. You have to buy that separately. Nielsen is showing how someone has to inject into the dart the chemicals. Aug 23, 2021
  • Tranquilizer DART CAP: It is the photo of what is found in the dryer. Nielsen is showing the courtroom brand new darts in a package unopened to Agent Grusing. He said it is the same but doesn’t have a cap on it. Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is showing that #BarryMorphew was in his truck when he made numerous calls on Sunday, May 10 in Broomfield. The state is saying that his phone could still be synced to his truck when he isn’t in the truck like when he was inside his hotel room & truck parked nearby. Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is now wanting to compare data from the Cellebrite PDF report and the BERLA report. This is data from #BarryMorphew truck and cell phone. Aug 23, 2021
  • Investigators don’t have photos or videos from the Men’s Wearhouse trash run. The plastic tree pot #BarryMorphew allegedly threw away at the hotel is one similar to the one he buys at a nursery in Salida. Aug 23, 2021
  • Trash run #3 is the first time investigators have photos or video of #BarryMorphew throwing away items. “I am a tightwad and I don’t want to pay for trash pick up.” He allegedly told investigators. “I work so much where my truck becomes a trash truck.” Aug 23, 2021
  • Nielsen is talking about what #BarryMorphew allegedly threw away at the trash runs. Made it known there were no pictures or video of him throwing away things at the Broomfield bus stop. Aug 23, 2021
  • Feb. 28, 2021 interview: “When I’m home I walk around and shoot chipmunks.” We are hearing audio from an interview with LE. Nielsen wanted to make it clear that #BarryMorphew didn’t shoot 85 chipmunks all at once. Aug 23, 2021
  • Former Agent Johnny Grusing is taking the stand again. #BarryMorphew attorney Dru Nielsen is asking about him shooting chipmunks. Aug 23, 2021
  • Judge just walked in!… Here we go with Day 3 of #BarryMorphew Preliminary hearing. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew just walked into the courtroom wearing a grey suit and was holding an orange envelope and other papers. NEW: A sign in the courtroom that reads, “There is to be no communication between the persons in the gallery (visitors in the courtroom) and defendants. Aug 23, 2021
  • I am seated in the courtroom. The defense is seated differently today, they have more people with them (Dru Nielsen, Iris Eytan +3). #BarryMorphew has not been seated yet. ALL 3 witnesses who have been called to testify already are seated behind the prosecution table. Aug 23, 2021
  • #BarryMorphew attorneys have arrived at the Chaffee County Courthouse for Day 3 of the Preliminary Hearing. @FOX21News https://t.co/ckStewknlu Aug 23, 2021
  • People started lining up at 3 a.m. outside the Chaffee County Courthouse for #BarryMorphew preliminary hearing @FOX21News https://t.co/m9WxlPC20G Aug 23, 2021

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Recap of Barry Morphew’s prelim Day 4

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