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Suzanne Morphew



Salida, Colorado


September 3, 2020

On Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2020 Suzanne Morphew was reported missing to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. Almost immediately the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office asked for
assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, CBI, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

A search For Suzanne started immediately and over the course of the past nearly four months over 100 personnel, including air support, water craft, underwater equipment, drones and
numerous types of K-9 have been utilized in an attempt to find Suzanne.

A tip line was immediately established and hundreds of tips have been fielded and are being investigated.

The investigation team has conducted hundreds of interviews both in Colorado and out of state and continue to develop leads and contact potential persons who may have information into
the disappearance of Suzanne.

With the assistance of both the CBI and the FBI our investigate team has tapped the full resources of both agencies.

As with any investigation our responsibility and priority is to determine the facts and maintain the integrity of the investigation. Our sole focus is either finding Suzanne or determining the
circumstances behind her disappearance and the only way to do this is to keep the information gathered as the result of this investigation under seal.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, CBI, FBI and the 11 th Judicial District continue to devote our resources to this investigation. Not one day has passed since Suzanne was reported missing
that our investigative team has not been focused on Suzanne Morphew.

Our investigative team is committed to releasing information to the public ONLY when it is in the best interest of Suzanne Morphew and this investigation.

If there are new developments in this case or information is going to be released it will be disseminated through an official written press release.

Thank You

John A. Spezze

Chaffee County Sheriff

4 Comments for this entry

Leslie Cardenas
September 3rd, 2020 on 3:00 pm

Chief Spezze,
I’d like to thank you and your colleagues for your tireless work to find Suzanne Morphew.
I want to tell you how impressed I am on your keeping all the information/evidence you all have gathered under wrap. It is most commendable that no one has leaked anything!
Godspeed finding Suzanne and God bless you and your staff for all you do for the people in your county every day.
Leslie Cardenas
Dallas TX

Jodi Basha
September 3rd, 2020 on 7:47 pm

Thank You for this update Sheriff and a deep heartfelt thank you to all the men and women from the various agencies and DA s working tirelessly to find Suzanne. May the Lord bless each of you and your families with the strength in mind, body and spirit as you rise each day to this unimaginable task. Suzanne has captured so many of us, with the sheer happiness radiating from her eyes and smile. Especially in photos with her beautiful girls, three best friends with matching bright smiles, Their respect and admiration for their Mom is in every single picture,

Thank you for your dedication and persistence to these three beautiful ladies, and to all citizens.

September 4th, 2020 on 12:06 pm

Thank you very much for your quick response to Suzanne’s disappearance, your diligence and professionalism! The terrain and circumstances seem very challenging. Hoping you and the assembling civilian search teams the very best in collaborating to find Suzanne and the truth about her disappearance.

Lori Bravo
September 7th, 2020 on 10:05 pm

Chief Spezze,
I would like to let you know that I appreciate your efforts to search for Suzanne Morphew, I know you have provided your best efforts to find this beloved member of your community. I also hope that your office and the community will open their arms to those who plan to descend upon Colorado to search for Suzanne on September 24-29. I am concerned for both Suzanne and those who are searching for her. The only tragedy worse than Suzanne’s loss would be accidental harm to members of the search party. I wish all of you well, and I hope the search is successful for all parties concerned.
Lori Bravo
San Antonio, TX