Colorado Woman Missing for 2 Months: What We Know
It's been two months since Chaffee County woman Suzanne Morphew, 49, went for a bike ride on Mother's Day (May 10) and never returned.
Her disappearance quickly garnered national attention, but as May turned into June, the only "updates" on her case seemed to come from Facebook discussion groups.
However, on Thursday (July 9), the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office announced in a press release that investigators had returned to the Morphew residence to search for more clues.
In the wake of this latest update, let's review what we know so far, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office:
- May 10th, 2020
- a neighbor reports Suzanne as missing after she fails to return from a bike ride
- a high-scale search begins immediately
- May 14th, 2020
- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) begin aiding in the search
- May 15, 2020
- Authorities find a personal item of Suzanne's in a specific area west of Highway 50 and County Road 225
- Monarch Pass is temporarily closed as almost ninety investigators search the area
- Suzanne's husband, Barry Morphew, and a family friend offer up a $200,000 reward for her safe return
- May 17, 2020
- The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team begins searching nearby bodies of water
- Authorities ask Chaffee County residents to save any security footage they have from May 8 to May 12
- Barry Morphew releases a video pleading for Suzanne's return
- May 19, 2020
- Authorities cordon off the Morphew residence, leaving the family unable to enter
- May 22, 2020
- Authorities begin searching a residential property in east Salida
- The property owner is not connected to the disappearance, and is fully cooperative with the search
- May 24, 2020
- The search of the property concludes, no clues related to Suzanne are found
- May 26, 2020
- Authorities conclude their search of the Morphew residence, the family is allowed to re-enter
- June 10, 2020
- Authorities conduct a community canvas in the hopes of finding more information about the case
- July 9, 2020
- Local, state, and federal investigators begin searching the Morphew residence again
"The 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 in the release. "And until we determine what happened to Suzanne, we can't discount any scenario or formally eliminate anyone from suspicion."
If you have any information about this case, call the designated tip line at (719)-312-7530.
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