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Suzanne Morphew missing 4 months, investigation continues



Salida, Colorado


September 10, 2020

Today marks the 4 month anniversary when Suzanne Morphew was reported missing.

Since that initial report the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with CBI, FBI and the 11th Judicial District in an intensive investigation to find Suzanne Morphew.

In this investigation resources were called in to assist with numerous searches. These resources have included Chaffee SAR South and North, The Colorado Department of Corrections S.O.R.T Team, the CBI Crime Scene Investigation Team, FBI Evidence Response Team, Chaffee County Combined Tactical Team, Salida Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Salida Police Department, Buena Vista Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team, Colorado State Patrol, El Paso County SAR Dog Team, Fremont County SAR Dog Team, Reach Air Medical Service, FBI Aviation Support Team, Necro Search International, Elizabeth Police Dog Team, Colorado Department of Corrections East Canon Tracking Team and the SAR Board of Colorado, which includes numerous SAR teams from around the state.

These above resources have contributed to numerous foot searches, Air Aviation searches and mapping, underwater imaging, dive team searches, several search dogs which includes air scent, tracking and HR Dogs. We have used numerous Drones for searches in several different areas.

We continue to follow leads and tips as well as develop information and have not limited our search areas to one particular location. With this we are planning another law enforcement search in the near future.

Our investigation team continues to work closely with one another and is committed 100% to this endeavor.

We continue to field tips and follow up on all information through our dedicated tip line as well as by way of interviews.

Our investigation team has made it a priority to remind the public of Suzanne and her disappearance and with todays 4 month anniversary we are once again contacting the public. We are handing out flyers with Suzanne’s picture and information in hopes of more public awareness.

Our sole purpose is to either find Suzanne or determine the cause of her disappearance.

Our investigative team would like nothing more than to disseminate information to the public in regards to our progress in this process however in any open investigation we cannot divulge any information as it puts the integrity of the investigation at risk.

With this we ask the public to focus on Suzanne Morphew and encourage once again anyone who has information to please call our dedicated tip line at 719-312-7530.

Thanks You

John A. Spezze

Chaffee County Sheriff