The husband of missing mom Suzanne Morphew is hitting back after it was revealed he spent the night before his wife was reported missing in a cheap hotel room that reeked of chlorine.
In an interview with Fox 21 on Friday, Barry Morphew denied any wrongdoing inside his suite at the Holiday Inn in Broomfield, Colorado, following sensational claims his co-worker, Jeff Puckett, made earlier this week.
Puckett exclusively told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that he arrived at the hotel room on May 10 to find it scattered with wet towels and mail belonging to Barry.
The same day, police started a search for Suzanne, 49, who failed to return to the family home in Maysville, Colorado.
On Friday, more almost four month's after his wife's disappearance, Barry defiantly stated: ' I did nothing wrong in the hotel. There's cameras all over the hotel, I did nothing wrong.'
Barry Morphew, the husband of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew (pictured together) spent the night before she was reported missing in a budget hotel room in Broomfield, Colorado that smelled strongly of chlorine
Barry stayed at this Holiday Inn hotel room on May 9, before leaving to return to his hometown of Maysville the following day. His co-worker, Jeff Puckett, then checked in and says he found the room scattered with wet towels and stinking of chlorine
Jeff Puckett (pictured) was hired by Barry for work on a landscaping project near Broomfield. But the job never materialized and he told DailyMail.com that the experience has left him suspicious
Barry, who works as a landscaper, told Fox 21 he hired Puckett to help him with a ob in Broomfield - more than 100 miles from the $1.5 million Maysville home where he lived with Suzanne.
'I said listen, I need to do this job, I will pay you good money to come and help me,' Barry said of Puckett.
Barry checked in to the hotel on May 9 - one day before Suzanne was reported missing by the couple's two adult daughters, Mallory and Macy.
He left the Holiday Inn the following day to head home to Maysville to speak with police and join in the search for his missing wife.
Puckett arrived at the hotel room on the evening of May 10, as the landscaping job was set to continue.
'I got there and the room smelled like chlorine real bad,' Puckett told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.
'It was his room and he'd taken a shower – his towels were all over the floor.'
Puckett also claimed he discovered a pile of mail in the room, including a letter about property insurance, which he later turned over to the FBI.
He told DailyMail.com: '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.'
Speaking with Fox 21, Barry admitted that the room smelled strongly of chlorine, but claims he had nothing to do with the stench.
'I'm not going to beat around the bush... it smelled [of chlorine] real strong,' he conceded.
'I did not go to the pool and I did not get chlorine. I'm sure that they washed the rooms with that for the COVID. I don't know, but I [smelled] it too when I was in there,' Barry further stated.
However, a manager at the $92-a-night property told DailyMail.com that they do not use chlorine to clean guest rooms. The pool is also currently closed.