Suzanne Morphew was having two-year affair before she vanished last May: Husband Barry’s murder trial begins with testimony from police investigators who uncovered the affair
- Barry Morphew is on trial for the murder of his wife Suzanne who vanished last May
- He was arrested in June 2021 and his murder trial began in Colorado on Monday
- A police investigator was the first witness and he revealed that Suzanne had been having a two-year affair with a man she went to high school with
- The investigator testified that Barry found out about the affair last May
- Suzanne vanished days later; her bicycle was found abandoned on a road
Suzanne Morphew had been having an affair for two years before she vanished last May, police revealed on Monday at the first day of her husband Barry’s murder trial.
Barry is on trial for the murder of his wife who vanished from their Colorado home last May. She went out for a bike ride and never returned but her bicycle was found afterwards.
The case went unsolved for months until June this year when Barry was suddenly arrested.
Prosecutors haven’t revealed any of the evidence they used to charge him nor have they laid out a motive but on Monday, the first witness at his murder trial revealed Barry had just discovered that Suzanne was sleeping with Jeff Libler, who she went to high school with, and had been for two years.
Chaffee County Sheriff’s Commander Alex Walker testified that Suzanne suspected her husband of having an affair so bought a spy pen to put in his car.
Instead, it was she who was having the affair. She and Libler – who lives in Michigan – met up six times in Indiana, according to Walker.
Barry Morphew learned his wife Suzanne had been having a two-year affair with one of her high school classmates in the days before allegedly killing her last Mother’s Day, police revealed at the first day of his murder trial on Monday
The court was also shown bodycam footage of people police spoke to in the early stages of their investigations last May, after Suzanne went missing.
A neighbor called 911 after Mallory, one of the couple’s daughters, tried texting her to wish her a Happy Mothers’ Day but became alarmed when the texts didn’t go through.
Shortly afterwards, police interviewed the other daughter Macy’s boyfriend Miles who told them that Barry and Suzanne had ‘problems’ and had discussed separating.
‘They’ve had some problems in the past. They have talked about separating. I’ve known this through Macy,’ he said.
Sheriffs found out about the affair when they were looking into Suzanne’s disappearance in November last year.
They then went to Libler and asked him about the affair and he asked if he was a target in the investigation.
He and Suzanne attended high school together in Alexandria, Indiana, according to FOX21.
The case went unsolved for months until June this year when Barry was suddenly arrested