Suzanne Morphew’s death declared homicide nearly 4 years after she went missing

Suzanne Morphew’s death has been decided to be a homicide. The autopsy report was launched by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

According to the CBI, the companies investigating the Morphew case have decided her death to be “Homicide by undetermined means in the setting of butorphanol, azaperone, and medetomidine intoxication.”

“The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and our law enforcement partners understand and appreciate the public interest surrounding this case,” mentioned CBI Director Chris Schaefer in an announcement. “The investigative team assembled to work this case continues to follow the evidence and only the evidence as we seek justice for Suzanne’s death.”

Suzanne Morphew / Credit: Suzanne Morphew/FacebookSuzanne Morphew / Credit: Suzanne Morphew/Facebook

Suzanne Morphew / Credit: Suzanne Morphew/Facebook

According to the National Institutes of Health, “Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid which is used as a nasal spray for treatment of migraine headaches and parenterally as a narcotic analgesic for moderate-to-severe pain or as an adjunct to general anesthesia.”

The NIH additionally cites the butorphanol-azaperone-medetomidine mixture as being “effective, safe, and easy-to-use protocols in bears” when conducting “immobilization.”

The (*4*)have been discovered final fall, greater than three years after she was first reported missing. Morphew’s stays have been situated final fall throughout a search on Sept. 22, 2023, within the space of Moffat in Saguache County.

Morphew was final seen on Mother’s Day nearly 4 years in the past, May 10, 2020. Her disappearance made nationwide headlines and the investigation was featured on the CBS News show “48 Hours.”

Suzanne Morphew left behind two teenage daughters and a husband, Barry Morphew, who was not solely the prime suspect in her disappearance, he was additionally charged with her murder.

The site where Suzanne Morphew's remains were found in September 2023. / Credit: CBIThe site where Suzanne Morphew's remains were found in September 2023. / Credit: CBI

The web site the place Suzanne Morphew’s stays have been present in September 2023. / Credit: CBI

Investigators have been looking within the space of Moffat in Saguache County on an investigation not associated to the Morphew disappearance when her stays have been found.

Suzanne disappeared after leaving her house for a motorcycle journey on Mother’s Day 2020 and what occurred subsequent stays a thriller. Her bicycle was discovered down a steep ravine off Chaffee County Road 225 from Highway 50. Deputies mentioned that the bicycle didn’t seem like it was concerned in a crash and there was not any blood on the scene.  After she went missing, Barry Morphew instructed CBS News Colorado that he believed she was abducted earlier than he was subsequently arrested for her homicide in 2021.

A decide dismissed the case against Barry Morphew in April 2022. At the time, the eleventh Judicial District Attorney, Linda Stanley, filed the movement to “dismiss without prejudice” which signifies that prosecutors may file fees towards Barry Morphew at a later date.

The CBI mentioned that the post-mortem outcomes have been shared with the Morphew household as quickly because the coroner acquired it.

No arrests have been made since her stays have been situated. The public is requested to proceed to report any details about this case by calling (719) 312-7530 or emailing [email protected].

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