Suzanne Morphew has been missing since Mother's Day.
Suzanne Morphew went out for a solo bike ride on Mother’s Day, an activity she loves and does all the time. But Sunday, May 10, was different because she did not return. Morphew has been missing since leaving for that bike ride last Sunday. Her bike had been found that night and another personal item was located a few days later.
Barry Morphew, Suzanne’s husband, posted an emotional video plea on Facebook this weekend, pleading for her return:
"Oh, Suzanne. If anyone is out there that can hear this, that has you, please, we'll do whatever it takes to bring you back. We love you. We miss you. Your girls need you. No questions asked, however much they want. I will do whatever it takes to get you back. Honey, I love you and I want you back so bad."
The Morphews live in Maysville, a small community near Monarch Pass. A $200,000 reward for information leading to the return of Suzanne has been posted by friends and family. Regular updates to the case are being shared on the Find Suzanne Morphew Facebook page, and funds to keep searching are being raised through a GoFundMe.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find Morphew. A large scale search over rugged terrain has and is being performed, including the use of scent dogs, flyovers, and drones, along with about 100 investigators looking for Morphew. Over the weekend, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team searched water sites in the area, according to a press release.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is also asking for Chaffee County residents to preserve “any and all video footage from devices such as Ring doorbells, security cameras, game cameras, etc., from May 8th thru May 12th.” Investigators will contact residents if they would like access to any preserved footage.
“One of the most helpful ways the community can aid in the search of Suzanne Morphew is by preserving these recordings,” said Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze. “We are aware that some systems override video after several days, and we want to ensure video remains available if needed.”
The public is asked by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office to continue to report any information about this case by calling (719)-312-7530.