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Investigators return to Suzanne Morphew’s property nearly 2 months after her disappearance

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jul 10, 2020

CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. – It’s been nearly two months since Suzanne Morphew was reported missing after she left for a bike ride and never returned.

On Thursday, investigators with local, state and federal agencies returned to Morphew’s property west of Salida to once again search for clues in the missing woman’s case. Morphew, 49, has not been seen since Mother’s Day.

More than a dozen investigators have followed up on hundreds of tips and conducted a number of searches throughout the county to find the missing woman, authorities said in a news release Thursday. More than 600 tips have also been called in to the designated tip line.

“This case remains very active, as more than a dozen investigators are aggressively working this case on a daily basis,” said Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze. “And until we determine what happened to Suzanne, we can’t discount any scenario or formally eliminate anyone from suspicion.”

Investigators have performed 10 large-scale searches throughout the county, with the CBI and Federal Bureau of Investigation joining search and investigation efforts a few days after Morphew went missing.

On May 17, a week after her disappearance, Suzanne’s husband, Barry Morphew, posted a video on the Facebook page set up to search for Suzanne, pleading for her safe return. Mr. Morphew and a family friend are also offering a reward for her safe return.

Trevor Noel, Suzanne’s nephew who also lives in Colorado, encouraged anybody who wanted to help to share Suzanne’s story and picture, the "Find Suzanne Morphew" Facebook page, the GoFundMe page, and tip line, 719-312-7530, with friends and family.

To date, no arrests have been made and this remains a missing person’s case. Authorities continue to urge the public to report any information that may prove useful by calling the designated tip line at (719) 312-7530.