Search for missing biker turns to residential property in Colorado mountain town

Photo Credit: Suzanne Morphew, 49, of Maysville, Colorado failed to return home from a bike ride on Sunday, May 10.

The search continues for Suzanne Morphew, who vanished nearly two weeks ago after taking a bike ride on Mother’s Day. It’s now day thirteen of the hunt, but police are not giving up hope as they have turned to focus their search efforts on a residential property on the east side of the Salida.

According to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, the property owner is fully cooperating with authorities and is not connected with Morphew’s disappearance. As of Friday, authorities said no further details about the search will be released at this time.

Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze addressed the community last week in a press conference stating, “We’ve run foot searches using air support, canine support, and swift water support and we’ve also utilized countless hours of drone searches. We’ve used well over 200 personnel and 2,000 man-hours have gone into this search. Unfortunately, we have not found Suzanne yet, and as I stated before, that is a top priority.”

Highway 50 over Monarch Pass was also temporarily shut down last week as crews continued their search for new clues regarding the 49-year-old mothers’ disappearance.

Maysville is a small town of about 135 residents located on Highway 50 between Salida and Monarch Mountain. Here’s a look at the area where Morphew was initially reported missing.

Agencies assisting in the search for the missing mother include the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A $200,000 reward is being offered for information related to Morphew’s disappearance.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about Morphew’s disappearance to please call the tip line at 719-312-7530. Residents are also being asked to keep surveillance footage from May 8 to May 12.


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