Shoshana Darke, 51, pictured in mug after her arrest Tuesday for trespassing
The woman thought to be Barry Morphew’s girlfriend has been arrested and charged with trespassing after she was allegedly caught on camera removing a package from the home he shared with missing wife Suzanne just days after he was released on bail for her murder.
Shoshana Darke, 51, was arrested Tuesday forallegedly trespassing one day earlier at the property on Puma Path, Salida, which Morphew sold to new owners back in March.
Home security footage captured Darke walking down the driveway Monday afternoon and leaving with a cardboard box tucked under her arm, investigators said.
It is not clear if police have recovered the mystery package from Darke.
Its contents, who the package was addressed to and where it ended up are currently unknown.
The incident came just seven days after Morphew walked free from jail after posting a $500,000 cash bond ahead of his May 2022 murder trial.
Morphew is now staying at another property in Salida in close proximity to the former Morphew family home, according to Darke’s arrest warrant.
Darke has also worked as a housekeeper and cleaner at that same property since 2018, the arrest warrant states.
Darke is mentioned in Morphew’s affidavit for the murder of Suzanne who vanished without a trace on Mother’s Day 2020 after he claimed she had set off on a bike ride from their home.
Several locals told investigators Darke and Morphew are in a relationship.
The pair insisted to investigators they are just friends but they were seen leaving a hotel together on Valentine’s Day this year, and Morphew was spotted on multiple occasions visiting her home late at night.
Home security footage captured Shoshana Darke walking down the driveway of the fromer Morphew home Monday afternoon, investigators said (pictured)
Darke is thought to be Barry Morphew’s girlfriend. She was arrested and charged with trespassing after being allegedly caught on camera (above) removing a package from the home he shared with missing wife Suzanne
Darke, who told cops that ‘a lot of people say I resemble’ Suzanne, said she had seen a ‘strange vehicle’ in the area around the time Suzanne went missing.
According to Darke’s arrest affidavit, the 51-year-old trespassed on the former Morphew home to collect the parcel around one hour after it was delivered in a FedEx van.
Darke was caught on surveillance video jogging down the driveway toward the property at 3:46pm, it states.
Photos in the arrest warrant reveal the woman dressed in trousers and a sweater walking toward the property.
Another camera picks her up heading toward the front door of the home.
At 3:47pm, Darke is seen walking away from the property carrying a package under her left arm, the affidavit states.
The parcel was delivered to the home by a FedEx truck just over one hour earlier at 2.32pm.
The property’s new owners use the property as a vacation home and have installed security cameras and a ‘No Trespassing’ sign.
Barry and Suzanne Morphew are pictured together. Barry is accused of murdering Suzanne
The Morphew family home is seen above. Morphew sold the home to new owners in March
The owner reported seeing someone trespassing on the property too police after being alerted by the surveillance feed.
When investigators reviewed the footage, they recognized Darke as the woman in the images, the affidavit states.
They informed the homeowner that she ‘is an acquaintance of Barry Morphew’.
The homeowner confirmed she does not know Darke and did not give her permission to enter the property and wanted to press charges.
Darke was arrested in the Maysville area Tuesday and charged with second-degree criminal trespassing.
During her court appearance Wednesday morning, her bond was set at $500, reported Fox 21.
She was ordered to permanently stay away from the home and surrounding property and not to have any contact with the current homeowners.
She will appear in court next in two weeks’ time.
Darke and Barry are seen leaving a hotel together on Valentine’s Day this year in surveillance footage included in his arrest affidavit
Footage captured the pair checking in to the hotel together on February 12 (left) and then checking out on Valentine’s Day (right) – Darke clutching a bouquet of flowers
The same judge – Patrick Murphy – presided over both her case and that of her alleged boyfriend.
According to Morphew’s affidavit – finally released earlier this month – investigators received a tip in December that Darke was in a romantic relationship with Morphew.
Investigators interviewed her the following day where she denied their relationship was romantic.
She also said she didn’t know Morphew’s missing wife but drew parallels with herself.
‘She’s my age. She’s… A lot of people say I resemble her,’ she told cops, according to Morphew’s affidavit.
Barry (seen in a mugshot) has maintained his innocence
Morphew has also denied any romantic relationship with Darke, claiming they are friends and that his daughters are aware of their friendship.
However, several locals told cops December 2020 and April 2021 that Darke and Morphew were in a relationship, the affidavit states.
Investigators believe the relationship may have begun in July 2020 – two months after Suzanne disappeared.
Surveillance carried out by the FBI also captured Morphew’s truck going to and from Darke’s home often late at night or staying through the night, according to the affidavit.
Footage also captured the pair checking in to a hotel together on February 12 and then checking out on Valentine’s Day – Darke clutching a bouquet of flowers.
Morphew was released from jail September 20 after posting bond.
He left prison arm in arm with his daughters Macy and Mallory who have stood by their father despite him being accused of their mother’s murder.
Morphew allegedly murdered his wife who was having an affair and planned to leave him. Suzanne’s body has never been found.
He is charged with first-degree murder, evidence tampering and other charges in connection to her disappearance.
Murder suspect Barry Morphew grinned as he walked out of jail on September 20 after posting $500,000 bail
Morphew walked arm in arm with his daughters Macy (left) and Mallory (right) out of jail
A judge ruled this month there is enough evidence to show probable cause that he killed her.
During preliminary hearings in the case, a mountain of evidence was presented against Morphew.
Prosecutors said a bullet had been found in the couple’s bedroom next to Suzanne’s side of the bed.
Investigators had also discovered an empty tranquilizer dart in the dryer of the home, along with a pair of khaki shorts.
Morphew was caught on security footage in khaki shorts on May 9 – the last day authorities say there is proof of life of Suzanne.
That same day, Suzanne sent a ‘bikini selfie’ taken at her home via LinkedIn to Jeff Libler – a married father of six children from Indiana with whom she was having an affair, according to authorities.
Morphew’s trial with a start date of May 2022.
He has maintained his innocence ever since his wife vanished on May 2020.