Where is Suzanne Morphew? Colorado mom who went on a bike ride on Mother's Day mysteriously vanishes
The family of a Colorado woman who had disappeared on Mother's Day while riding a bike, are offering up to $200k for her safe return. They also said there would be "no questions asked" as the family launched their own search for the missing mother of two. The FBI has also joined in on the search along with local authorities.
Suzanne Morphew, 49, who hails from Maysville, had been reported missing on Sunday, May 10. She was reported missing by a neighbor after she did not return from a bike ride. She had been near the County Road 225 and West Highway 50 in Chaffee County. Suzanne's bike was found on Sunday evening but as of Thursday, May 14, there has been no sign of the missing mother.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze spoke to KRDO and said, "I can’t say whether the circumstances of her disappearance are suspicious and I can't share what we've found. I can tell you that in addition to the search, we have an ongoing investigation." Since the disappearance, search efforts had been launched almost immediately and have continued throughout the week.
Suzanne's husband Barry had been out-of-station and was around 150 miles away in Denver at the time she had vanished. Barry has offered a $100,000 reward for information that leads to her safe return. That sum was added to by a family friend making the reward $200,000.
While speaking to the Daily Mail, Suzanne's nephew Trevor Noel said, "The $200,000 means that we’ll do whatever we can to get her back safely. No questions asked."
It has been reported that the Chaffee County Search and Rescue, the Department of Corrections, and the Chaffee County Combined Tactical Team have been searching throughout the area frantically. There have also been drone searches and the use of tracking and sniffer dogs to try and find Suzanne. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and a Swiftwater Rescue Team had also searched over watersheds while Reach Air Ambulance sent search missions over the area.
Members of her family are conducting their own search for her which is separate from the searches that law enforcement is conducting. Noel shared, "We are progressing and are NOT slowing down the search."
He was conducting a search party on Thursday night. "We are covering the mountains on foot and ATV when possible and all surrounding areas looking for any sign of her. Noel has also set up a Facebook page called Find Suzanne Morphew to spread the message.
He also set up a GoFundMe page in order to help the family support and sustain their independent search. "We are strong and so is Suzanne. We’re searching tirelessly and know that she is resilient and tough. We will find her and bring her home. Suzanne, we love you!"
"She’s a beloved family member, and we want her back. Everyone in the family, we love her, we want her back," he added. Many locals took to social media to express their concerns and worry over Suzanne's disappearance.
One such user shared, "She is truly the sweetest, loving soul I know. Praying without ceasing for her return home." Another wrote, "Hoping she is located quickly. I've seen her and her husband at the gym. They're wonderful people."
Anyone with information on Morphew’s whereabouts should call a tip line set up by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at (719) 312-7530.