Authorities in Colorado have reportedly released Suzanne Morphew’s Maysville home back to her family members, after obtaining a search warrant for the home earlier in the investigation.
Morphew, 49, has been missing since at least May 10. On that day, Mother’s Day, a neighbor contacted authorities to report that Morphew had not returned from a bike ride. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, joined by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, launched a massive search for the mother of two, and on Friday began a three-day long search of a property not far from Morphew’s home. The Chaffee County Sherrif’s Office said in a news release on Sunday that investigators had concluded the search without making any connection to the missing persons case.
On Tuesday, KDVR reporter Gregory Nieto said in a Twitter post that a family friend said the Morphew residence had been released back to the family.
Family Friend: Authorities have ‘returned’ Morphew home to family. Working to confirm w/ @CBI_Colorado @channel2kwgn @KDVR pic.twitter.com/io1lnOZ1PI
— Gregory Nieto (@greg_nieto) May 26, 2020
The CBI Public Information Officer assigned to handle media requests connected to the missing persons investigation told CrimeOnline that the release of the home had been “pending” and did not have immediate confirmation the residence had yet been turned back over to Suzanne’s family.
Chaffee County Fire Chief Robert Bertram said on Tuesday he had been told by a member of the community who had been bringing Barry Morphew food and supplies at a temporary location, believed to the home of a friend, that the house had been released back to the family. The fire chief was not sure if Barry Morphew had yet returned to the home. Bertram also said he does not know where Suzanne and Barry’s two daughters are staying at this time.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
Anyone with information about Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance is urged to call the dedicated tip line at (719) 312-7530.
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