The husband of Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew, who went missing on Mother’s Day last year, has been charged with first-degree murder in her disappearance.
Barry Morphew was taken into custody and charged by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Fox News 21 in Colorado reported Wednesday.
Morphew had been under suspicion in the case but insisted he was innocent.
“My first reaction was relief,” the missing woman’s sister, Melinda Moorman, told Fox News. “And grateful. I’m just so grateful.”
“Today, justice is beginning for my sister,” she said. “It’s been a journey that no one ever imagines that they’ll take.”
Barry Morphew launched a campaign to find his wife shortly after her disappearance, including using Facebook to ask for help.
But questions began to surface about his possible role in the case, including reports that he left a Denver hotel room scrubbed clean and smelling like chlorine prior to Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance.