CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, did not return from bike ride, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #6

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  1. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I think so. It usually takes less than a week for high priority evidence to turn around. If a suspect is brought in for questioning or detained at the end of the week, it could mean that they did find something.

    However, I would be very surprised if any part of Suzanne was found at the construction site. Perhaps other evidence related to the crime was put at that location. I have no idea what that would be, as soft kill (such as strangulation) is so much cleaner in spousal homicide.
     
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    Bridger Well-Known Member

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    I hate to bore people here by being repetitive but I’ve written several times about how this was never handled like a standard missing person case. No BOLOs with a description, no requests for anyone in X vicinity (where bike or “personal object” was found) to report anything they saw, not even any requests for people to review their residential cameras (just “keep the footage—but please don’t send it to us”). That works fine when there really is a lot of evidence implicating someone. Doesn’t work well at all when, as in this case, there apparently is not. I think the sheriff basically had a feeling, and he’s not finding evidence to support that feeling. No matter who (if anyone) is ultimately charged, the handling of the case is a defense attorney’s dream. An outsider points to the husband, who was always the chief suspect, and the husband screams “they never even considered anyone else.”
     
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    “...until lab results are back” is the unsaid part of that sentence in my mind.
     
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    Wow. Nothing found. Has there ever been a case where perp acts really obviously guilty and LE wastes their time looking where perp wants them to look? Obviously Scott Peterson's plan was to dump body in the water and then "prove" he was playing golf that day, but I can't remember one where the perp left false "crime scenes." This just seems to have taken a 180 and looks like LE has absolutely no idea what happened.
     
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    This ^^^
     
  6. ChuckMaureen

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    dbm
     
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    "Investigators searched several locations on the property; however, they were unable to make any connection to Suzanne Morphew’s case at this time at this time." That is what has been reported.

    Police had a reason to search that particular construction site. We don't know what it is, but it's reasonable to believe that they used ground penetrating radar and discovered something that interested them.

    Patience is required for all police investigations. If something was found, we'll find out in time. It's definitely premature to criticize the investigation.
     
  8. Ray_of_hope

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    Thank you, @Seattle1
     
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    Nerissa Working on a case.....of scotch

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    In all sincerity (& just to be clear): are you implying LE has bungled this from get-go by not treating SM as a 'missing person' - ?

    IF so, I couldn't disagree more

    JMO
     
  11. DizzyB

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    In my opinion, they have a suspect and they have some idea of what happened. A case is much stronger with a body. They may already have other physical evidence that links them to their suspect, but they will continue to build the case until they are sure they have enough to convict. Then there will be an arrest.
     
  12. Summit1964

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    I agree, but would call it a "person of interest" since they may not have any hard evidence yet.
     
  13. Spartygirl

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    So true-- I have know Millionaire Wanna-Be's -- all flash, fancy home, clothes and cars yet totally broke as they are in debt up to their eyeballs.
    On the flip side- I have known Millionaires who dress in jeans, flannel shirts, scruffy looking and you wouldn't think they had a dime to their name.
    He did offer 100K for her "Safe return" so might know he will not have to actually pay that out, but if my suspicions are wrong and he does have to pay it out, he must have set that figure knowing he can afford that. JMO
     
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    BBM. A Fox 21 reporter said on her live stream last night that the search was based on a tip.
     
  15. DBLG

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    We need to listen to what LE said...no more, no less. Very "to the point." Nothing... UGH!!!
     
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    According to Fox21, Crews conclude search at Chaffee County property, no leads found they actually did say "Investigators searched several locations on the property; however, they were unable to make any connection to Suzanne Morphew’s case at this time."

    The sheriff's department hasn't posted today's press release on their website. As soon as they do, I'll look to see whether they said it or the reporter added it. If it's the reporter, doesn't mean anything. If it's the sheriff, it's probably significant.
     
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    She's clever and has found a way around not celebrating holidays and sending something on an 'ordinary' day, very loving and extra special.
     
  18. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    Well, That is disappointing in one way, but good news in another way, if she is still alive.
    I don't think she is, but JMO
    Although, LE doesn't always tell us everything either.
     
  19. Warwick7

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    I watched tonight an awesome who done it. Death in Paradise. In one scene the DI states it was the hubby that never promised he wanted information to locate and/or recover.
    Par for the course the killer is revealed...it was the mate.
     
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    And, perhaps LE haven’t considered anyone else because they have plenty of cell data to show someone was lying about things from the get-go. Leticia Stauch was arrested BEFORE Gannon’s remains were found by a local worker in Florida. Despite the fact they did not have his remains, they were confident from evidence they obtained they knew who did it and made an arrest. Of course, she’s innocent until proven guilTee :). Just because they have not located SM, and we all hope they do, does not mean they don’t know who did it. They had probable cause to seal off the house and probable cause to search this property. Judges don’t sign search warrants willy nilly.
    JMHO
    ETA: In case you missed it, it’s not just the Sheriff investigating. He’s got the FBI and CBI for back up.
     
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