Denver, Colorado 2021-09-20 14:41:05 –
Barry Morph refused to undergo a polygraph examination three days after his wife disappeared from his home in Chaffee County, according to a 130-page arrest affidavit that was opened and released on Monday.
“I said I didn’t want to do anything that wasn’t 100% accurate,” the affidavit said.
Morph (53) was charged with one murder after the death of his wife, Susanne Morph (49), who disappeared from a family home near Maysville in May 2020. Her body was not found. Barry Morph was charged almost a year after disappearing after a thorough search.
During a four-day preliminary hearing this summer, the prosecutor outlined a theory of what happened. They believe Barry Morph killed his wife in the afternoon or evening of May 9, 2020. Almost two years of extramarital negotiations..
Sae Yamamoto stopped sending messages from the phone at 2:13 pm that day, when her husband returned home that afternoon.Investigator found Bullet near the couple’s bed Needle cap used in tranquilizer guns for household dryers.
Investigators testified that someone used a Barry Morph truck at 3:25 am on May 10. His wife’s phone finally pinged at 4:23 am. They also searched Sae Yamamoto’s diary but could not find it. It was just a burnt binding of a book in the family fireplace. Barry Morph told investigators that the couple were cleaning the filing cabinets.
Morph’s defense lawyer DNA found in Sae Yamamoto’s car It corresponds to the partial DNA profile of three open sexual assault cases in different states. The sniffing dog also did not identify the human scent that remained on the morph’s truck, testimony said.
On the morning of May 10, 2020, Barry Morph drove from his family’s home in Chaffee County to the front range, where he Do 5 “Trash Runs” In various places near Bloomfield. The video shows him stopping at a bus stop, a fast food restaurant, a department store, a hotel trash can and dumplings.
Susanne Morph was reported missing by a neighbor on May 10. Authorities found Sae Yamamoto’s mountain bike at the bottom of a steep ditch on County Highway 225 the day Sae Yamamoto went missing. Her helmet was found a few days later, less than a mile away. Investigators at the time pointed out that Barry Morph had an injured hand and had a scratch on his left arm, similar to a fingernail.
In an interview with the investigator, Barry said the wound was from a tree he encountered while hiking, according to the affidavit.
Patrick Murphy, Secretary of the 11th District Court for Justice on Friday, discovered that there was a possible cause for the murder to proceed. Set up a $ 500,000 cash bond On the condition that the morph does not leave Chaffee County.
Morphs who have been acquitted have also been charged with tampering with the human body, tampering with physical evidence, possessing dangerous weapons, and attempting to affect civil servants. He says he didn’t know about his wife’s extramarital negotiations until she disappeared.
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