‘A killer walks in their streets’: Brother of missing woman Suzanne Morphew speaks at vigil on Day 2 of search


CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — Volunteers from throughout the state and country continued their search for missing person Suzanne Morphew on day two of the six-day volunteer search, and ending the day with a candlelight vigil.

The candlelight vigil was held at 7 p.m. Friday at Riverside Park in Salida. A pastor spoke and prayed with the group as well as Andy Moorman, Suzanne’s brother, who organized the search, and spoke about his sister – thanking the crowd and volunteers in helping bring Suzanne home.

“This city is wonderful, the people in the city are wonderful, and everything they’ve done is just amazing to me. They didn’t know me, some of them knew Suzanne, but they understand what I’m doing and I think we started a movement,” said Andy Moorman. 

Andy Moorman saying at the vigil to the crowd, “a killer walks in their streets,” and “their children aren’t safe.”

Earlier in the day, hundreds of people searched the area hoping to find any clues that might help solve Suzanne’s disappearance.

On Friday, FOX21 crews spotted Barry Morphew, Suzanne’s husband, on his property off County Road 225. FOX21 crews did not see Barry at the search or vigil.

FOX21 crews on scene report they did not see Barry Morphew on Thursday. He told FOX21 News on September 3 that he planned to help with the search and attend the vigil.

On Friday, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said items that were found on Thursday’s search do not appear to be connected to the Suzanne Morphew investigation.

Morphew was reported missing on Mother’s Day, May 10, when she did not return home after a bike ride.

Andy Moorman, Suzanne’s brother, said the last time he had any communication with Suzanne was May 2, days before she was reported missing.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, which classified Morphew’s disappearance as a missing person’s case, says it has conducted several searches for her in the days and weeks since she was last seen.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, while not at the helm of this particular search, have committed to serving in supporting roles.

The volunteer search started Thursday and is set to run through Tuesday.

To date, no suspects or persons of interest have been named in this case.

Anyone interested in joining the search efforts can sign up here. The search will continue until the 29th.

Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Suzanne Morphew is asked to call the tip line: 719-312-7530.

This article will be updated.

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