Press Releases

With the increase in COVID cases in Chaffee County, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Records division, will discontinue public access to the office at 641 W. 3rd St, beginning at 7am on Thursday November 19, 2020.  You may call them at 719-539-2814 if you need to contact them, and they will do their best to […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE November 10, 2020 Today marks the 6-month anniversary of the Suzanne Morphew missing person case. Suzanne Morphew, a loving mother, devoted friend and wife, was last seen by her husband, Barry Morphew, on May 10, 2020.  Since that time, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has worked closely […]

Press Release – October 28, 2020 With the recent precipitation in the region the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is lifting fire restrictions for all unincorporated land in Chaffee County effective today, October 28th. Although the fire danger has lowered the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office still urges the community to be cautious with the use of […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2020 Due to the continued drying conditions that are forecast for the next several days which include high winds combined with the ongoing fires burning in the state as well as 2 new fire starts over the past couple days unincorporated Chaffee County will move […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado With the private search by Andrew Moorman concluding on September 29, 2020, the Suzanne Morphew Missing Person Investigative Task Force, consisting of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office provides a recap of the […]

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office September 28, 2020 Contrary to some media reports, there have been no remains found in the Suzanne Morphew case. There have been a handful of potential leads that have been pursued as a result of the volunteer search; however, nothing has been identified as related to Suzanne’s disappearance. Investigators will not comment […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado On September 24, 2020 members of the Andrew Moorman search team found items that were recovered by the Chaffee County Crime Scene Team. At this point those items do not appear to be connected to the Suzanne Morphew investigation.

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE September 23, 2020 The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls related to the search for Suzanne Mophrew being conducted by a team traveling to the area from Indiana. To clarify, Andrew Moorman, the brother of Suzanne Morphew, is organizing the independent search in […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE September 10, 2020 On May 10, 2020 Suzanne Morphew was reported missing from her home near Maysville, Colorado. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began an investigation into the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew immediately. As […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE September 11, 2020 Due to the recent moisture and in keeping to uniformity throughout our county with the Forest Service and the Statewide fire restrictions Chaffee County is moving to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. This includes all unincorporated lands in Chaffee County with the exception of USFS […]