Police in Colorado have confirmed that investigators have obtained a sealed search warrant for the home of missing woman Suzanne Morphew, who disappeared from her Maysville home on May 10.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, there have been conflicting reports about a possible search of Morphew’s home, but authorities have declined to comment on a report published by the Daily Mail on Wednesday showing photos of investigators and a Crime Scene Investigation van that were reportedly taken at or near the remote central Colorado home. The Daily Mail report came just hours after a Chaffee County Sherrif Public Information Officer clarified a local report claiming that authorities were searching the home on Tuesday, telling another area reporter that the home was not being searched at the time.
The PIO CrimeOnline Wednesday that she could not discuss the details of any possible targeted searched as the investigation is ongoing.
On Wednesday evening, the Chaffee County Sherrif’s Office issued a news release addressing questions about a possible search of Morphew’s home. The statement confirmed that authorities had obtained a search warrant to “hold” the home, and indicated this may have taken place early in the investigation.
“To clarify media reports about the Morphew residence, the house continues to be held by law enforcement during this open investigation through a search warrant that has been sealed by the court,” the statement reads in part.
“According to Sheriff John Spezze, it is not unusual in these types of investigations to start at the home and extend outward, in an effort to seek clues surrounding the disappearance. The Morphew residence is just one of many areas of focus as part of this open investigation at this time.”
The Sheriff’s statement also noted that authorities have received over 200 tips in connection to Morphew’s disappearance.
Anyone with information is urged to call the dedicated tip line at (719) 312-7530.
CrimeOnline will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.