The body of Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew was dumped in a remote area known as “The Boneyard,” where an aspiring Marine was found dead earlier this year and another woman went missing in May.
James Montoya, 26, disappeared in early April after leaving a bar with two men the night before he was slated to meet with military recruiters, his mother Carmen Montoya told The Daily Mail.
His corpse was discovered in July near Moffat, Colorado during an unrelated search for Edna Quintana, 55, who went missing in the same area in May.
Investigators were continuing to look for Quintana last week when they found Morphew’s remains in a shallow grave in Saguache County — roughly 45 miles from her home.
‘They’re calling it The Boneyard because so many people are being located there, and it’s such a secluded area,” Montoya’s mother told the outlet.
She said she personally went to the isolated site after her child’s remains were discovered.
“To see where my son was, indeed, there’s no cars around,” she said. “You can be in that one area for hours and not see anyone.”
Morphew, who lived with her husband Barry and their two kids, vanished in May 2020 after setting out for a bike ride.
Investigators discovered the bike discarded in a ditch near their house the day after she went missing.
Both Barry and Suzanne Morphew reportedly had affairs during their volatile marriage, and Suzanne told her spouse that their relationship was finished just days before she disappeared.
Her husband became a prime suspect in the case and was hit with murder charges before the case was abandoned in April 2022 due to a lack of evidence.
Morphew’s body had not yet been located when he was initially charged.
The landscaper’s lawyer asserted last week that he has been a wrongful target in the case and that Morphew’s demise could be linked to the other deaths and missing persons cases in the area.
“It would be ludicrous for anyone to now try to fit the now known facts to prior false assumptions and accusations,” she wrote in a statement to KKTV.
She argued that he was “the most scrutinized, dissected, surveilled individual” when his wife vanished — but has never been tied to the Moffat area.
He filed a $15 million lawsuit against prosecutors in May that accused them of violating his constitutional rights.
The dad has also maintained the support of his two adult daughters. Both women said they don’t believe he had anything to do with their mother’s death.
HIs legal time also accused prosecutors of withholding evidence in the case — including DNA from an unidentified man found on Suzanne Morphew’s glove box that has been linked to a string of unsolved sex assault cases in Chicago and Arizona.
Despite their marital strife, Bay has denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance and asserted that they “had a wonderful life, a wonderful marriage.”