A Colorado-based reporter has shared new photos connected to the search for Suzanne Morphew, who vanished from her Maysville home on May 10.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Morphew was reported missing on Mother’s Day by a neighbor who is believed to have told police Morphew did not return from a bike ride. But as the investigation has continued, many questions have emerged about the timeline and circumstances of Morphew’s disappearance.
On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported that sources said Morphew’s bike was recovered from a bridge near her home in the remote Colorado town. The same Daily Mail report showed photos of what appeared to be investigators carrying evidence bags as well as a parked Crime Scene Investigation truck, and the report stated that police had been searching the home on Tuesday The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office had earlier corrected a local report published on Tuesday evening, making the same claim. But on Wednesday evening, following questions about the photos published in the Daily Mail, the sheriff’s office released a statement confirming that authorities had obtained a search warrant for the Morphew home as part of the ongoing investigation into her disappearance, and stating the the home was one of multiple focus areas. The warrant is sealed by the court.
On Thursday, a reporter for the Denver Channel shared aerial photos of the sprawling Morphew home, saying in a message on Twitter that the photographs were taken Thursday morning and showed law enforcement vehicles in the driveway.
Here are some aerial shots of the Morphew home from this morning. Two law enforcement vehicles are in the driveway.
— Stephanie (Butzer) Rose (@stephaniebutzer) May 21, 2020
The photos also appear to show that Morphew’s home is surrounded by trees; and no other homes are visible in the shots. As previously reported, the population of Maysville is believed to be about 135.
It is not known at this time if authorities are looking for any particular evidence in the home or on the property. A Chaffee County Sheriff Public Information Officer confirmed to CrimeOnline on Wednesday that Morphew’s family, including her husband Barry Morphew, have not been at the residence during the missing person’s investigation. Police have not said whether they believe Suzanne Morphew is a victim of foul play, or named any suspects or persons of interest in the investigation.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.