CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — It has been four months since Suzanne Morphew left her home near Salida to go on a bike ride and never returned. She has not been found, and no arrests have been made.
But despite the lack of news in the case, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said investigators from multiple jurisdictions are continuing to look for the 49-year-old mother of two, and that another search is planned for the “near future.”
That’s according to a news release from the sheriff’s office distributed on Thursday afternoon. The agency said since Morphew was last seen on May 10, searches have been conducted searches by everything from dive teams to drones to cadaver dogs.
“Our sole purpose is to either find Suzanne or determine the cause of her disappearance,” the news release from Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says.
Back in May, search teams combed through a construction site outside of Salida. At the time, investigators would not say if they found any evidence.
Shortly after Morphew’s disappearance, investigators searched the Mayville area after deputies found a personal item belonging to her. They wouldn’t say what that item was.
Morphew’s brother, Andy Moorman, is hoping to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers for a five-day expedition to search the mountainous area where she was last seen, according to Dateline NBC. That is planned for Sept. 23.
"I've got to find my little sister, and I have to bring closure to my family," Moorman said.
In May, Morphew’s husband Barry posted a video on Facebook pleading for his wife’s return.
A $200,000 reward is offered for information related to Morphew's disappearance. Half of that money is being offered by Morphew's family, according to a Facebook group set up to help find her. The other half is coming from a family friend who decided to match the family's offer.
The public can submit tips by calling 719-312-7530.
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