Suzanne Morphew Case: Eventually, One Of The Daughters Will Flip On Daddy

Tale as old as time — beauty and the backhoe.

Ted Bauer

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The Suzanne Morphew case goes to Mother’s Day Weekend 2020 (the first of several COVID-impacted Mother’s Days). I’ll link a video with an essential recap in a second, but basically you have this couple Barry and Suzanne Morphew from Indiana, married maybe 25–27 years. They had recently moved to a $1.5M house in Salida, Colorado. He had probably had several affairs, and she was currently in one with a guy named Jeff Libler out of Michigan — funnily, the three of them (Barry, Suzanne, and Jeff) had gone to HS together. So this marriage is collapsing, and she just disappears on Mother’s Day Weekend. He ends up getting interviewed probably a dozen times by the police, and his story changes maybe 18 times across those interviews, but somehow his case was dismissed — but in a way where they could go after him again — because the prosecution wasn’t giving enough to the defense.

Here’s a video that runs most of it down:

Here’s the affidavit for arrest warrant from 2021, which is 139 pages (!) and goes into minute detail about various relationships everyone had in Indiana and Colorado:

That’s your baseline on the case.

If you read through different stuff, Barry Morphew sounds like the absolute definition of an aggrieved middle-aged Trumper guy who is annoyed about the world headed in a different direction. During one interview, he says his wife — who was late 40s, I think — “had the body of a 30-year-old” and “was good for giving sex.” Repeatedly when confronted with his wife’s affair in interviews, he refers to her “doing sex to me” as if it’s some duty, or if she’s supposedly hung up on some other guy, why is…

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Ted Bauer

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