Finances may have been motive for Suzanne Morphew’s presumed murder, sister says

Finances may have been motive for Suzanne Morphew’s presumed murder, sister says

Financial problems may have played a role in the presumed murder of a Colorado mother who has been missing for a year, Suzanne Morphew’s sister has said.

Authorities on Wednesday arrested Suzanne’s husband Barry Morphew and charged him with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of his wife, who vanished on Mother’s Day weekend in 2020.

While investigators have not publicly identified a motive, Suzanne Morphew’s sister told KCNC-TV that she believes financial pressures may have strained the couple’s relationship.

“I think life happens, I think pressures and stresses in life, I think financial pressure bears in on people very heavily,” Melinda Moorman told the television station. “It creates an atmosphere of discontent and strife and sometimes living beyond your means is a very hard thing to do.”

Moorman cautioned that she does not know anything specific about what happened to her sister, and she suggested that her belief about their potential financial distress is based on her knowledge of their relationship generally — not necessarily a specific incident.

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