Suzanne Morphew. Photo Courtesy: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

Suzanne Morphew. Photo Courtesy: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.

It's been eight months since a woman named Suzanne Morphew mysteriously vanished near the small mountain town of Salida, Colorado. Here's a look at what is known in her case, thus far.

1. Suzanne Morphew was last seen by her husband

According to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew of Maysville was last seen by her husband, 52-year-old Barry Morphew, on May 10th. It was also reported by CCSO that Suzanne was discovered missing when a neighbor reported that she failed to return from a bike ride.

2. Suzanne’s bike and a personal item were reportedly found

The mom-of-two reportedly vanished after going for a bike ride on May 10th, the same day as Mother's Day. Suzanne's bike and an undisclosed personal item were recovered off a trail less than 500 meters from her home. Little else is known about her mysterious disappearance. 

3. Morphew's husband has offered a reward in the case

Morphew's husband, Barry, offered a $200,000 reward for the safe return of his wife. It started out at $100,000, but was matched by a family friend.

4. Questions have been raised about her husband's hotel stay

Morphew's husband reportedly stayed 150 miles away at a hotel in Denver the same weekend his wife disappeared. Questions were raised after a co-worker claimed the hotel room reeked of chlorine and was littered with insurance letters.

5. Suzanne’s brother led a massive 6-day search in September

Suzanne’s brother, Andy Moorman, led a 6-day search effort to hunt down any evidence connected to his sister’s disappearance. The search, covering 6,000 miles, ended with no sign of the missing mother.

6. Eight months after going missing the search continues

Investigators said Sunday they have "fielded more than 1,300 tips and continue to vigorously pursue all leads."

Maysville is a small town located just west of Salida in Chaffee County.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says the case is still open, with investigators fielding 1,300 tips. Anyone with information on the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew is asked to call the tip line at 719-312-7530.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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