The brother of missing Colorado mother Suzanne Morphew announced his plans to organize a large-scale search for his sister, and expressed concern about Suzanne’s two daughters.
Suzanne Morphew was reported missing in Chaffee County, Colorado, on May 11. Family members have said her bike was found not far from her home in Maysville shortly after her disappearance, though authorities have not confirmed this, saying only that a “personal item” belonging to the missing woman was found in the early days of the search. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s office has not named any suspects in Suzanne’s disappearance, as her husband Barry Morphew has been subject to public scrutiny about his whereabouts the weekend his wife vanished.
The couple has two daughters; one teenager and one college-aged. Suzanne’s daughters reportedly called a neighbor and asked them to check on their mother when they couldn’t reach her on Mother’s Day. Barry Morphew was reportedly at a landscaping job in Denver that weekend.
According to the Fox 21 News report, Moormon indicated during a speech at the vigil that he did not expect his sister to be found alive, but said he is determined to find her, even if it is just to bring her home for a “proper burial.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Moormon said in an interview last month that he had traveled to Chaffee County after his sister first went missing, and was planning to return.
At the vigil, Moormon reportedly detailed plans and asked for support for a “huge effort” to find Suzanne.
“I need mountain bikers, I need hikers, I need rock climbers, I need cavers, I need drivers,” Moormon said, according to Fox 21 News.
“Could use some drone activity out there. Bring your iPhone with you. They will set up a grid search and they will ping our phones as we move. They will mark off areas and take us to another area. I have two of the Benghazi survivors that will help us out there. They are gonna coordinate all the GPS.”
The search is tentatively scheduled to take place on September 23rd – 28th. Criminal behavior experts Profiling Evil, who consult on high profile kidnappings, are helping organize the search.
In his comments. Moormon reportedly said he had not been in contact with Suzanne’s two daughters.
“I haven’t talked to them. Been kinda silent out there which is disappointing,” Moormon said, adding: “I hope that they are okay … If they see this, please call your Grandpa.”
Suzanne’s family has publicly criticized Barry Morphew, claiming that he has refused to take a polygraph test. But Barry Morphew recently spoke to Fox 21 News, insisting that law enforcement had never asked him to take a polygraph test, and that he has been cooperative throughout the investigation.
“There is nothing that I am hiding,” Morphew told the news station earlier this month.
“I have given three – 30 hours of testimony to the FBI and the CBI. I’ve answered every question. Every single question.”
According to the new report, Fox 21 News has been unable to get confirmation from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation as to whether Morphew was asked to take a polygraph test.
In a new revelation, Moormon reportedly claimed that his sister had become close with an unidentified person prior to her disappearance.
“I think there’s a friend that she texted a lot and talked to, that she confided in, and maybe things weren’t hunky dory” in the marriage, Moormon said, according to the report.
CrimeOnline has previously spoken to a close family member of Suzanne Morphew, who said there were no obvious issues in Barry and Suzanne’s marriage, though Barry could sometimes appear controlling.
Anyone with information about Suzanne Morphew’s whereabouts is urged to call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s tip line at (719) 312-7530.
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