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

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  1. cattlekate

    cattlekate Well-Known Member

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    I think LE knows exactly what happened and are dotting their Ps & Qs. Thus, the lack of pressers and media questions.

    But if there WAS a presser and if I was a media person, besides asking the last time anyone saw SM, if the house/cars had cameras, what was the physical evidence and electronic data obtained......

    ........I’d ask about drone searches. Specifically what kind of drones. And what were the results. Did LE use thermal drones Sunday night, Monday morning?

    Since 2014 and living in a few remote places, I’ve grown just stunned at the drone technology being used by county and fed search-and-rescue.

    Don’t know if Chaffee County launched fancy nighttime thermal-imaging drones on Sunday or early Monday, so that’s a question to be asked.
     


  2. IceIce9

    IceIce9 Well-Known Member

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    It is a very popular route for cyclists, especially those training for racing.
     
  3. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to WS!
     
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    K9Enzo Well-Known Member

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    IMO, first responder training does not care about Mothers Day.
     
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  5. perception≠reality

    perception≠reality Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to WS! This theory has crossed my mind a LOT based on the behavior of LE and the plea BM made to potential captors. Perhaps there was a stalker, or a creepy handyman, friend, etc...who wasn’t taken seriously until it was too late.

    I haven’t seen any public records indicating any protective orders, or requests for protection etc...related to SM, so I had dismissed this theory from my mind. I also dismissed stranger abduction for the reasons you mentioned, no plea to the public by LE to look for her or for her bike, no BOLO for suspicious people or vehicles, etc...However, the idea of a potential threat that wasn’t taken seriously before now makes it a real possibility. It reminds me of the case of Elizabeth “Betsy” Wiesenfeld, who was allegedly killed by her handyman (he is now charged with her murder), and her body was recently found. So sad for her family to suffer without knowing where she was for so long, I hope the same doesn’t happen with SM. MOO IMO
     
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  6. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah one time I went up to Mount Evans. It is the highest paved road in North America and has no guard rails in some spots. There were bicyclists going uphill at that elevation and I was like “woah!! That’s some serious fitness!!”

    Mount Evans is a “14er” (over 14,000 feet).
     
  7. MntnHiker

    MntnHiker Well-Known Member

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    Right, I just read the post as that someone from her family came out and said they couldn't get a hold of her and then presumably contacted the neighbor (versus the neighbor being told she was going for a ride and she didn't check back in or seeing her bike on the road and getting concerned, etc). I agree that no one can get a hold of her.

    We don't know for sure why the neighbor contacted 911.
     
  8. Murphy1950

    Murphy1950 Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!! Great first post. I am also fairly new to this and haven't watched dateline in years...LOL!(but always liked the show) Seems a very strong possibility... "prior was brushed off at the time - deemed not credible to her " They really haven't lived here that long and it is an isolated location. I would guess LE checked into previous threats if any documented threats existed from IN, but not at all sure.
     
  9. leonm

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    KRDO sat down with former Pueblo County Sheriff Dan Corsentino to explain what goes into an investigation like this.

    Without much to go off of, he says his past in law enforcement leads him to believe there are unusual circumstances.

    "This case is going to be something more than I think a family-related case. That's just my gut instinct," Corsentino said."

    Source: KRDO
     
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  11. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    My mind tends to go this way - but not because of Dateline, but because I taught for several years at a police academy and got to hear lots of stories. When someone goes missing, obviously, statistically, we know that family members are often responsible. However, business associates, lovers, people to whom money is owed, etc., are all statistically relevant as well.

    Somewhere, early on, I thought we heard that she was going for a long bike ride, but that now seems to have evaporated, as several stories on this case have done (from pages that may or may not legitimate "local" reporting). The nephew said some stuff, but I didn't personally hear his interview (wasn't he on Dateline? Does anyone have a transcript?)

    It would certainly explain why LE doesn't act as if there is a "general predator" or serial kidnapper on the loose. Instead, it's someone known in some way to Suzanne or to her family or to the neighbor or to the husband - to someone. There's at least good reason to have suspicions of someone who is not a serial killer.
     
  12. kay74

    kay74 Former Member

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    <modsnip: rude>Since the neighbor called 911 I (presume again) it was stated, maybe someone called SM and could not reach her. It only would make sense they would call the neighbor to check on her.
     
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    Well, I was hoping to check in and find some good news dang it!!

    Regarding the house and isolation.... I would wager that there are some guns in that home because it appears that the husband enjoyed hunting IMO. Now whether or not she used them is a different story, but we happen to live on a lake in a secluded location and I absolutely love it. I also know how to shoot, and we have 3 dogs LOL.

    One thing (among many) that I find curious is LE asking for tips, but not even giving information as to elicit someone’s memory. Suppose, as some posters mentioned, someone may have been fishing or hiking in the area. How would that person even know what might be relevant? I just find this very curious. MOO
     
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    kay74 Former Member

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    I don't know. It was stated on here he owned a landscaping business and is must have been Very successful ( good for him). Love entrepeneurs!
     
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  15. MntnHiker

    MntnHiker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have read every thread. You stated: "Since they could not get hold of her," and I was asking who is they? You made it sound like it was a verified fact that someone has come out and stated they were not able to get a hold of her. After that, you said you presume the husband or whomever may have contacted the neighbor. I thought you had read somewhere that for sure, a family member was not able to get a hold of her, when I had not read that anywhere. For all we know, the neighbor may have called 911 because s/he came upon her bike in some disturbing state on the road. The family may have not even been involved in the 911 call (unless you saw otherwise somewhere). We just don't know for certain. I was just asking for clarification.
     
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  16. Sillybilly

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    I think "would" as the opposite of "would not".
     
  17. Beth11311

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    This is one of the many things I’ve found so...curious...about this case. No description of clothing or personal items, height, hair color, nothing. No guidance on if you were in xyz area on this date around these times and saw anything please call. This is very unusual, in a true missing person’s case.
     
  18. zecats

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    Indeed, that case of Gerry is what brought me to WS. Such a sad senseless loss of life. Lots of mixed signals and crossed wires on that one. Poor cell phone service being a big one.

    In Gerry's case, she was hiking in an unknown, remote wilderness far from her home (the AT in Maine). Whereas Suzanne (if biking) was close to home, so I IMO doubt that she became lost. She did however, become separated from her bike for some reason, voluntarily or not.

    Is it possible that she stopped to pick a flower or sit by the lake? Or pee? Definitely possible. The search, though, has been fairly thorough, using searchers on foot, dogs, divers, drones, aircraft and all with a starting point of the bike's location, wherever that may be. Plus an additional and supposedly separate location of personal item(s). Seems that the bike and the personal item(s) were not found together. I IMO don't believe she is missing due to an accidental fall or slide for these reasons.

    What other scenarios are possible?
    *She left on her own.
    *Husband seems to believe (from his video) that someone has her and will return her for money.
    *Sheriff is asking for local citizens to save surveillance video footage over a 5 day period, implying some things as to timing and other locations. SOP - yes probably.
    *She was attacked randomly on a bike trail, possibly killed and bike left behind. Maybe she even got off her bike and ran for help.
    *Everything was staged through a planned crime..a stalker, a worker, a "friend."

    We could go down any of these trails and find some way to support as well as dispute. The mystery remains for now. JMO
     
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    Yeah, I keep coming back to that, and the only explanation I can think of is that they either already know all that, or know the situation is such that they don't need to know it.
     
  20. Backstroke10

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    We don’t know if his landscaping business was all that successful. Where I live, landscaping businesses are a dime a dozen. MOO
     
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