CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, did not return from bike ride, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #3

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  1. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I found that information a while ago, but didn't know how to search on Airb&b. IIRC looking at the map, one would drive by one of those homes going to and from the Morphew home. The other if you went biking at Fooses Creek.

    Probably nothing, but you never know. I'm sure LE checked it out early on.
     
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  2. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    I believe that LE gives pressers to keep the case in the news to help. MOO.

    It's been proven to assist in such to keep in the news. I do not have stats at my fingertips to buttress my MOO, but I would think most old members of WS would agree that keeping it on MSM and news is helpful in missing persons cases.

    New folks to crime may not agree/realize MOO. Keeping it in the news is helpful.
     
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  3. happyday

    happyday Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about how people sometimes call family members on Mother’s Day to wish them Happy MD. Not just kids calling mothers, but sisters calling sisters, brothers calling sisters, dads calling daughters, even close cousins etc...I always call my sister.

    Anyway makes me think if Suzanne went missing before May 10, it’s possible the reason it was discovered that she “reportedly” went on a bike ride and didn’t return on MD is that’s the day a lot of people would suddenly wonder where the heck she was.

    I’m not at all convinced there was a bike ride and not convinced she was even around on Sunday. Maybe we’ll get some confirmation that someone saw/talked to her but until then...
     
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  4. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    Agreed :D
     
  5. Madeleine74

    Madeleine74 Knower of Things

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    It is a rather delicate dance LE does. The media wants to know more, as there is interest in cases, but you're correct that preservation of an investigation and any ensuing case is of utmost importance. The public is relegated to the 'looky-loo' position. Interested naturally, sometimes asked to provide specific info or digital evidence if they have it, but otherwise not going to be told much of anything. Even people who provide tips are not told what happened to their tip afterwards. That's just how it is, and anyone who follows a case and continues to do so, has to accept that reality.
     
  6. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    Yes. If there was criminal activity, the perp might want to control the date/ time she is reported missing.

    I’m wondering if she disappeared Friday night, May 8
     
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  7. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    Sheriff Spezze needs tips!! IIRC, he last said 100 tips had been received. Compare that to the Gannon Stauch case where tips were in the 900's.
    No matter how small or insignificant it may seem, call it in.
    Anyone with information on Morphew's whereabouts should call the tip line at (719) 312-7530
     
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  8. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    ITA. However, we sometimes see this as a phase in the family's/husband's coming to terms with what happens. They don't want to believe what you just wrote, which is what most of us are thinking. I can envision a scenario in which the daughters ask their dad to make this appeal, just in case. In some marriages, people do get really upset/angry and stalk off in one manner or another. Maybe that's super rare, but from their point of view, a better possibility than any other. Suzanne had health issues and we are all facing CoVid, perhaps the family wants to believe she "cracked" or that she was trying to get away and was offered a ride and is on some kind of strange road trip. That she's hanging out around a truck stop somewhere, looking for a way back. (I know, I know - but the family wants hope).

    Without her phone or wallet, she can't buy a burner phone. But maybe she had a credit card tucked into her biking pants - we don't know.

    But I agree totally that Suzanne is not making her own decisions right now.

    She has it set up the way I do, which is that only Friends can see Friends (or that no one can see Friends). The general public cannot see her Friends list. I do this for many reasons, but I truly don't want complete strangers looking at my daughters or even any of my relatives. I closely control what the public can see (I don't have any photos visible either, but I'm super-private on FB). When I post, I usually choose "Friends only" to see it, but occasionally, about 2-3 times a month, I post a meme or funny video and make it Public or All Friends. (My "Friends" list is subdivided into actual friends and then a larger group that includes colleagues, people I've met online, etc).

    She surely has lots of Friends, but we can't see them. That's my opinion anyway. You can see Friends making comments on her page, whereas it appears the public cannot (although we

    BTW, I think no one in the family has the password to her FB, or else they'd have made it even more private by now.

    Today is day 9 of Suzanne being missing.
     
  9. whitelilac

    whitelilac Well-Known Member

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    Is it a fact that Suzanne did not take her cellphone with her as I am reading upthread?
     
  10. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    I don't believe that information has been released by LE.
     
  11. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Well-Known Member

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    The same answer to nearly every question we have: We don't know.
     
  12. SeaEclipse

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    Sure, but lots of people in this thread have been saying that LE has never said she went for a bike ride. That's not true. LE did say -- 3 days after she was originally reported missing -- that the investigation indicated that she went for a bike ride. That doesn't mean the bike ride couldn't have been staged or whatever, but it does mean that three days after she was reported missing, LE was telling the public/seemingly not discounting that she had gone for a bike ride. As I said much earlier in this thread, the sort of searching they did early on/the kinds of resources they initially deployed were entirely consistent with searching for someone lost in the woods in the area in which she reportedly went for a ride. That said, obviously some of their actions early on suggest that they didn't think it was a straight-forward lost in the woods type case... Although that may be because they found the bike right away and no sign of her nearby.

    IMO she probably told someone in her family that she was going for a bike ride on May 9th (either right before or they knew that had been the plan). Family couldn't get in contact with her on that day and eventually asked the neighbor to check on her. Neighbor did, probably the 9th and then again on the 10th. When neighbor still couldn't reach her the 10th and it was obvious that she hadn't been home in between, neighbor called 911. Most likely the family asked him/her to to make sure local resources were brought in (calling 911 from a different location sometimes causes issues) & perhaps so neighbor could coordinate access to home/info with police; none of that strikes me as *that* strange. I do wonder when the husband decided it was an emergency and he should drive home. After all, he was only 2.5 hours away and presumably had his own vehicle? I would hope that he was en route home at least by the point 911 was called. I would find it very strange if not.

    I assume the police asking for locals to preserve footage from May 8-May 12 is to cover all bases and suggests that it's likely no one had seen her in person since May 8th; although it doesn't guarantee that, because they could also just be looking for anything that looked out of the usual in the day or two before she went missing.

    I also wonder exactly what items of hers were found, where relative to where the bike was found, and whether they were found in a location that suggests they could have been thrown from a car. I do think it's weird LE is giving so little info as they're giving so little that it would be hard to know exactly what might be of significance or to know that you'd seen something relevant.

    I hope others are right that they have a theory already and they don't need that much help. I worry that they just don't know or that they thought they had a theory but now can't find evidence to back it up. Although LE doubtlessly knows more than we do, I think sometimes people ascribe too much info to LE. How many cases have people said "they're just about to make an arrest because of x, y, and z"... and now it's years later and there's nothing?
     
  13. al66pine

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    SM & BM's Assets & Finances?
    @Chomsky :) bbm Thanks for posting ^ this. Even if public records show properties/real estate titled, say, as tenants by the entirety or joint names with rights of survivivorship, a couple may hold other assets in other forms of ownership. Checking a/c; cert's of deposit; 401(k), IRAs; mutual funds, life insurance; brokerage a/c; stocks, etc.? As you say, we don't know how this couple holds other assets. Maybe in one or more trusts.

    Another possibility: they may have entered a prenuptial agreement, governing division/distribution of assets on (potential) dissolution of marriage.


    In some cases, posters assume crushing poverty or boundless wealth of victims or perps, based on only a few ambiguous scraps on info. Rarely does the entire financial pic become public, but often parts of it are relevant to a crime.
     
  14. Mito

    Mito Well-Known Member

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    I agree. As a mountain biker, trail rider, I always put on Strava to time my rides. It would be interesting to know more bike specific facts on this one.
     
  15. Stormy415

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    They are hoping maybe there was suspicious person or car in her area. Also, see if she did go on the bike ride.
     
  16. mrsu

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    And in looking further it appears that the only “neighbors” with a local address would be the house across the river to the northwest. The other home further east also lists a non-local address.
     
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    When mountain biking I always wear a camel pack for water and keep my phone in the pocket. I wonder if her bike was found with a water bottle. We always take water.
     
  18. tresir2012

    tresir2012 Former Member

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    I was going to ask about her phone in case that was one of the items found. LE must have the phone details even if not the physical phone. They also must have the social media posts by now too so the searching must be somehow based on that location data IMO. Is there a Find Suzanne SM page?

    Ok here it is and my first questio is they are asking for tips to be sent to the FBI. Why is the FBI involved? (Sorry if this has been answered in prior posts)

    Find Suzanne Morphew
     
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  19. Ontario Mom

    Ontario Mom stay safe ♥ be kind

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    Do you have a MSM link for that?
    TIA
     
  20. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. 911 was called. she's missing. that's about it..
    JMO
     
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