The obituary for the father of a Colorado woman who has been missing since May revealed that Suzanne Morphew’s relatives believe she is no longer alive.
According to KGAB, Morphew’s father Geene Moorman died at age 87 earlier this month after a nearly yearlong illness. In an obituary published on the website for Indiana-based Day & Carter Funeral Home, Moorman’s daughter Suzanne Morphew is listed as presumed dead.
“He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, the mother of his children, Adrienne (Burnett) Owen, wife Lou Ann, and missing and presumed dead, daughter, Suzanne Morphew,” the obituary reads.
Morphew, 48, was reported missing from her home in Maysville, Colorado, on Mother’s Day. An Indiana native, Morphew and her husband Barry Morphew, who have two daughters, moved to Colorado in 2018. Authorities in Chafee County have shared very few details about the investigation into her disappearance, and have not named any suspects. Early in the investigation, police said they could not rule out foul play, but have not since then indicated that they are treating Morphew’s disappearance as a homicide.
Despite online speculation that he may have been involved, Suzanne’s husband Barry Morphew has insisted that he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance and is dedicated to finding her. Suzanne’s daughters, one a teenager and the other a young adult, have not commented publicly on their mother’s disappearance.
Last month, Suzanne’s brother Andy Moorman — who has been critical of Barry Morphew in media interviews — organized a volunteer search. At this time, investigators in Chafee County have said that some possible evidentiary items uncovered in that search are not connected to the missing persons case, but the investigation is ongoing.
Last week, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office renewed a call for tips, and asked for anyone who has interacted with Suzanne Morphew’s social media accounts to come forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact the dedicated tip line at t (719) 312-7530.
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