DENVER (KDVR) – An exclusive report from the DailyMail.com on Wednesday says the husband of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew spent the night before she vanished at a budget hotel in Denver – and left the room reeking of chlorine, a co-worker claimed exclusively to DailyMail.com.
Jeff Puckett, 49, of Salida, Colorado, said he was ordered to Denver by Barry Morphew that morning but didn’t see him because he had already left ‘due to a family emergency’.
Speaking in an exclusive interview, Puckett told DailyMail.com: ‘I got there Sunday night and the room smelled like chlorine real bad.
‘It was his room and he’d taken a shower – his towels were all over the floor.’
A manager at the $92-a-night property confirmed to DailyMail.com that they do not use chlorine to clean guest rooms and have handed security footage from the weekend of May 9 to police.
Puckett also said he discovered a pile of mail in the room – including a letter about property insurance – and later turned it over to the FBI.
He said: ‘I found some mail in the hotel room. His mail was in there and I gave it to the FBI. I thought it was kind of odd to have it there.
‘Some of it was from an insurance company, like insuring your property, that kind of thing.’
Here are the exclusive details of the DailyMail.com story released on Wednesday.
- DailyMail.com revealed that Jeff Puckett, a co-worker of Barry’s, took over his hotel room on May 10 and found it scattered with wet towels and stinking of chlorine
- A manager at the property confirmed to DailyMail.com that they do not use chlorine to clean guest rooms
- The co-worker also discovered a pile of mail in the room – including a letter about property insurance – and later turned it over to the FBI
- DailyMail.com said Barry was granted guardianship of Suzanne in order to sell a property in their native Indiana on Tuesday
Suzanne Morphew, 49, was reported missing by a neighbor on May 10th, Mother’s Day, in the town of Maysville, Colorado.
One of Suzanne’s family members says that they are worried Barry Morphew hasn’t told investigators everything he knows. Barry told the family he was working in Denver when Suzanne was reported missing and their daughters were on a camping trip out of state.
“I’ll do anything to get you back,” Barry said in a video posted to Facebook on May 17.
One of Suzanne’s family members is breaking their silence with the promise of anonymity. They’re worried Barry is tampering with the investigation.
This family member says Barry refused two polygraph tests, a critical analysis test and the family member also says the data collected from his truck didn’t match up with what he told investigators.
The Chaffee County Sheriff wouldn’t offer any insight on the family member’s information.