September 28, 2023
CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO – In a significant development, Colorado authorities have announced the discovery of human remains believed to be those of Suzanne Morphew, who vanished without a trace during a Mother’s Day bike ride in 2020. The heartbreaking news brings a somber conclusion to a nearly three-year-long search for the missing mother of two.
Suzanne Morphew’s mysterious disappearance on May 10, 2020, garnered national attention and led to extensive search efforts involving law enforcement agencies, search and rescue teams, and countless volunteers. The case left the tight-knit community of Chaffee County in shock and her family in anguish.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze confirmed the discovery of the remains earlier today in a press conference held at the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. He stated, “After an exhaustive search and investigation, we have located human remains that we strongly believe to be Suzanne Morphew. While we await official confirmation from forensic analysis, we wanted to inform the Morphew family and the public of this significant development.”
Sheriff Spezze did not provide details about the specific location of the discovery or the condition of the remains, citing the ongoing investigation. He also refrained from speculating on the circumstances surrounding Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance.
The Morphew family, who has endured an agonizing wait for answers, released a statement expressing their gratitude for the support they have received and their desire for privacy during this difficult time. The statement read, “Our hearts are broken as we process this news about Suzanne. We want to thank everyone who has been involved in the search for her and supported our family. Please respect our privacy as we grieve and await further information.”
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are assisting the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office in the ongoing investigation. Forensic experts will work to positively identify the remains and determine the cause of death.
Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance captivated the nation, with many following the case closely and offering support to her family. Now, as authorities work to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and confirm her identity, the community and the country will be looking for answers to the questions that have lingered for over three years.
The discovery of these remains marks a significant turning point in a case that has left a community and a family in search of closure. As the investigation continues, authorities have asked anyone with information related to Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance to come forward and assist in the ongoing effort to piece together the events leading to this tragic outcome.