CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze held a press conference at 5 p.m. about where they are in the search for 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew, who disappeared on Sunday.

Morphew was reported missing Sunday after she went for a bike ride and did not return home. Morphew’s family is offering a $200,000 reward for her safe return – no questions asked.


Highway 50 over Monarch Pass was temporarily closed for part of Friday as crews searched. Nearly 90 investigators searched a 2.5-mile area near County Road 225 and Highway 50 in search of clues.

Local, state, and federal investigators searched steep and rugged terrain in an effort to attempt to locate additional items of Morphew after investigators believed to have found a personal item of the missing woman on Thursday. Investigators aren’t releasing details about what may have been found.

A family member told FOX21 News that her bike was recovered Sunday, Chaffee County Sheriff would not confirm this information.

Susan Morphew / Courtesy photo
Suzanne Morphew / Courtesy photo

The sheriff’s office said Friday’s search was targeted to “a specific area just west of County Road 225 and Highway 50.” That’s just outside of Maysville, which is where Morphew lives.

Approximate location of search:

Agencies assisting in Friday’s Search Include:

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office
Chaffee County Search and Rescue North and South
Chaffee County Combined TAC Team
Department of Corrections Search Team
Department of Corrections East Canon Search Team
Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado State Patrol
K9 Assistance
FBI (Evidence Recovery Team)

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek tips in Morphew’s disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to call (719) 312-7530.

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