Barry Lee Morphew, the Colorado man accused of murdering his missing wife last May, allegedly tried to influence at least eight public officials involved in the investigation, including a sheriff’s deputy and an FBI agent, according to a newly unsealed criminal complaint. The complaint charges Morphew with additional crimes of tampering with a deceased human body and possession of a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors allege he killed Suzanne Morphew on May 9 or May 10, 2020. She was reported missing on May 10 after she did not return home from a bike ride.
Before his arrest, Morphew “unlawfully and feloniously attempted to influence” officials with the intent to alter their actions concerning the investigation, the affidavit says. A separate set of charges alleges that Morphew filled out a ballot on behalf of his missing wife for former President Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential election.