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Suzanne Morphew's family organizing extensive search, taking any help they can get

Morphew went missing near Salida on Mother's Day.
Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 08:15:55-04

ALEXANDRIA, Ind.  — Suzanne Morphew was last seen going on a bike ride on Mother's Day near her home in Chaffee County. Now, her family tells Dateline NBC they're taking action into their own hands to bring Suzanne home.

"I'm tired of waiting," Morphew's brother Andrew Moorman said in an interview shared with News5 from Dateline NBC. For him, it's time.

"I can't stand the lack of information anymore," Moorman said.

...It's time to take action into his own hands.

"I need boots on the ground I need to find my little sister, and I'm putting forth an effort right now," he said.

There's been no sign of 49-year-old Morphew since she left her home near Salida to take a bike ride back on Mother's Day.

Chaffee County Sheriff's deputies and agents from both the CBI and FBI have been searching for her since. They returned to a property east of Salida last month to look for clues. There's a $200,000 reward offered for her return.

"I'm here tonight not because I want to be but because I have to be," Moorman said at a vigil in Indiana recently. "Gotta find my little sister and I have to bring closure to my family."

Her family is now mobilizing her small hometown of Alexandria, Indiana.

"It's time now to rally the troops and head west," Moorman said.

A team of volunteers is set to leave Indiana and start searching in Colorado on Sept. 23.

"We're taking boats, kayaks, four-wheelers. I need dirt bikers, I need rock climbers, mountain climbers," Moorman said. "We need four-wheelers. Everything you can imagine that might run over that terrain."

Moorman is taking all the help he can get.

"I'm hoping to get a thousand or more people," he said. "Anybody that wants to go, join in."

Taking matters into his own hands to bring Suzanne home.

Investigators have received about 600 tips in the case.

They continue to ask anyone with information about Morphew's whereabouts to call 719-312-7530.