UPDATE 8:07 p.m.
A Fox 21 reporter has updated an earlier report that indicated police were searching Suzanne Morphew’s home.
The reporter said in a tweet that the home was being “held” by authorities, but police are not actively searching the residence at this time.
I just got off the phone with Chaffee County Sheriff’s PIO. She tells me #suzannemorphew home is being held for the open investigation and that they are looking at all possibilities. They are not searching the home. This still remains a missing person case. More on @FOX21News pic.twitter.com/eP65DuCmxp
— Lauren Scharf (@LaurenScharfTV) May 20, 2020
KDVR reports that family members are not allowed access to the home during the active investigation.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary.
Investigators in Chaffee County, Colorado, appear to be searching the home of Suzanne Morphew, the mother of two who went missing on May 10.
KDVR reports that authorities have cordoned off Morphew’s home and its surrounding property in Maysville. It is not known if authorities are looking for anything in particular, though the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said it has received over 150 calls to its tip line dedicated to the search for the 49-year-old woman.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Morphew’s husband Barry Morphew released a video statement this past weekend, appealing for the safe return of his wife. He had previously put up a $100,000 reward, an amount that was matched by an unidentified family friend.
Suzanne Morphew’s neighbor reportedly first alerted police with concerns after Morphew did not return from a bike ride on Mother’s day. Morphew’s nephew Trevor Noel told local media outlets that police had recovered Suzanne’s bike the same day she disappeared, but authorities have not confirmed this.
Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s tip line at 719-539-2596 or Chaffee County Crime Stoppers at 719-539-2599.