The Colorado girl accused of getting an affair with Barry Morphew, who’s charged with the homicide of his spouse Suzanne whose physique has never been found, was arrested for trespassing after allegedly visiting Morphew’s former dwelling and eradicating a package deal from its doorstep, officers stated.
Shoshona L. Darke, 51, from Salida, Colorado, was recognized as the lady seen in surveillance footage Monday coming into a property on Puma Path, simply south of County Street 225, which is marked no trespassing. The present residents contacted the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Workplace after observing the lady method their dwelling through a protracted driveway resulting in the entrance door and take away a package deal.
“Investigators reviewed a number of completely different dwelling safety recordings and verified the knowledge offered by the house owner,” Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze stated in a statement. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Darke on Tuesday.
She was arrested within the Maysville space later Tuesday with out incident. Darke was then transported to the Chaffee County Detention Middle, the place she was charged with second-degree prison trespass, which is a Class 3 misdemeanor.
Darke is scheduled to seem in court docket at 10 a.m. native time Wednesday earlier than Colorado’s eleventh Judicial District Decide Patrick William Murphy, who is identical choose dealing with Morphew’s case, Fox 21 reported. Darke was beforehand accused of getting an affair with Barry Morphew.
In line with a 131-page arrest affidavit launched final week, Darke was interviewed by the sheriff’s workplace in December 2020, a day after receiving an nameless tip that she was in an intimate relationship with Barry Morphew. Darke denied being in a romantic relationship with Morphew, however footage obtained by the FBI confirmed his truck going forwards and backwards from Darke’s residence, usually after staying the evening, KMGH-TV reported
State investigators confirmed the 2 checked right into a lodge in Colorado Springs earlier than Valentine’s Day this yr, the affidavit says. It’s unclear whether or not the connection started earlier than or after Suzanne vanished.
Suzanne Morphew, 49, was reported lacking by a neighbor on Could 10, 2020, which was Mom’s Day.
Within the days earlier than her disappearance, she despatched Barry a textual content saying she was “accomplished, let’s deal with this civilly,” based on the arrest affidavit. Investigators stated that after Barry Morphew realized he couldn’t management Suzanne’s insistence on leaving him “he resorted to one thing he has accomplished his whole life — hunt and management Suzanne like he had hunted and managed animals.”
Throughout a preliminary listening to in August, prosecutors alleged Morphew, an avid hunter and outdoorsman killed his spouse the day earlier than Mom’s Day earlier than he left for work within the Denver space the following morning.
The arrest affidavit says he refused to take a polygraph take a look at within the days after his spouse was reported lacking and didn’t initially inform investigators that he went out of his approach as he left for work that morning, driving towards the place the place his spouse’s bicycle helmet was finally discovered.
Barry Morphew put the couple’s three-bedroom home in Maysville, Colorado on the market in October 2020. It offered in March 2021 for about $1.6 million. He was finally charged with first-degree homicide, tampering with bodily proof and trying to affect a public servant. His preliminary arrest didn’t come till Could 5, 2021, almost one yr after his spouse was reported lacking, KIRO reported.
He has pleaded not responsible and was launched from the Chaffe County jail final week after posting a $500,000 money bond. Footage broadcast by native shops confirmed him walking out of jail with his two daughters. Investigators beforehand stated that Suzanne Morphew was having an affair for two years with a person named Jeff Libler, whom she had attended highschool with in Indiana.
Fox Information’ Louis Casiano and Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.