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

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Still missing on Tuesday . Pics from Sheriff page show her with a bicycle helmet and gear, I’m assuming she rides regularly since her neighbors seem to know when she would have normally been back. I’m glad they called for help right away! I’m afraid she may have caught the attention of a Creeper as she rode a familiar route. I hope not!
If a car accidentally knocked her into some bushes or down a ravine, maybe she could still be OK if she was found today.
 
Search Is On For Suzanne Morphew, Who Left Home On Bike And Didn't Return

They said she went on a ride near West Highway 50 and County Road 225

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Thanks! There are some well-known trails in the area, I'll link the map. Shows a turn out with vehicles parked and a trail head called the Colorado Trail.
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Suzanne has been married for quite a while, wonder if her husband was out of town, hence the neighbor reporting her missing?
 
Thanks! There are some well-known trails in the area, I'll link the map. Shows a turn out with vehicles parked and a trail head called the Colorado Trail.
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Suzanne has been married for quite a while, wonder if her husband was out of town, hence the neighbor reporting her missing?
uh oh....
 
uh oh....
I really hope she managed to get lost and will soon be located safe.

I don't know though, definitely getting some hinky vibes.

Her FB says she lives in Salida. The Arkansas River through this area is swift and dangerous, especially during spring runoff. Salida has multiple rafting outfits and people drown pretty much every summer, even later in the summer when the water volume is less. I don't know how she might have ended up in the water, but it wouldn't be good if she did.

Here's s chart on spring runoff and snowpack in the area for those interested: (@Knox ?)

Spring Runoff
 
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I really hope she managed to get lost and will soon be located safe.

I don't know though, definitely getting some hinky vibes.

Her FB says she lives in Salida. The Arkansas River through this area is swift and dangerous, especially during spring runoff. Salida has multiple rafting outfits and people drown pretty much every summer, even later in the summer when the water volume is less. I don't know how she might have ended up in the water, but it wouldn't be good if she did.
After looking at the location of her home, I no longer think Suzanne was riding on that trail head I noted above. Looks like she could ride on 225 directly to Foose Creek dam area. خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏

Are there any locals around? Wondering if there is snow on the ground currently?
 
Here's an article from an "outdoorsy" email newsletter I get called Out There Colorado.

"Identified as Suzanne Morphew, 49, it was reported that the woman had gone missing in the area of County Road 225 and Highway 50, which is near Fooses Dam (see map below) and approximately 14 miles west of Salida. It’s also worth mentioning that the 485-mile Colorado Trail cuts through this swathe of land, making it a popular spot for outdoor recreation and backpackers that might be passing through.
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Morphew is a resident of Maysville, Colorado – a town of 135 residents that’s located on Highway 50 between Salida and Monarch Mountain."

So @Knox you are very much correct about Fooses Dam.

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/100-plus-search-for-female-biker-missing-in-colorado-mountain-town/

 
Here's an article from an "outdoorsy" email newsletter I get called Out There Colorado.

"Identified as Suzanne Morphew, 49, it was reported that the woman had gone missing in the area of County Road 225 and Highway 50, which is near Fooses Dam (see map below) and approximately 14 miles west of Salida. It’s also worth mentioning that the 485-mile Colorado Trail cuts through this swathe of land, making it a popular spot for outdoor recreation and backpackers that might be passing through.
...
Morphew is a resident of Maysville, Colorado – a town of 135 residents that’s located on Highway 50 between Salida and Monarch Mountain."

So @Knox you are very much correct about Fooses Dam.

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/100-plus-search-for-female-biker-missing-in-colorado-mountain-town/

Thanks for sharing the newsletter. I was thinking accident initially, but now I'm worried about the potential for an abduction.

Maysville’s Suzanne Morphew, 49, is missing. The Chaffee County Communications Center received a call about a missing female at 5:46 p.m. on Sunday. Sheriff John Spezze said that’s the day they think she went missing.

Members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of C.R. 225 and U.S. 50 in Maysville and contacted the reporting party who told them Morphew had reportedly gone for a bike ride in the area and failed to return home.

Maysville woman missing

Missing Persons Planet@Home4theMissing
49-year-old Suzanne Morphew of Maysville, Colorado was reported missing on Sunday @ 5:45PM after she failed to return home from a bike ride near County Road 225 & U. S. 50; she was reported missing by her neighbor because her husband is in Denver on business.

This is pure conjecture on my part, but wondering if husband was out of town and could not get a hold of Suzanne? He called a neighbor to go check on her, when they found she wasn't home husband asked them to report her missing?

Maybe her car was home, but not her bike. Or the neighbor actually saw Suzanne on her bike, maybe even Sunday morning or earlier in the day? Calling at 5:45 PM unless there was a specific reason to be alarmed doesn't really make sense. It's not dark at that time.

Sunday was Mother's Day, they have two daughters. Maybe Suzanne was supposed to meet them for a celebration and didn't show up. Wish we had more details.
 
Is she good friends with her neighbor? I guess I am just thinking of my own relationship with my neighbors. While friendly, unless they were out in their yard and saw me pedal off, they would have no idea I was out for a bike ride and no reason to check in on me or see that I had not returned. I guess if they were good friends, they may know she was heading out and maybe even had plans to get together later and then she wasn't home? To be clear, I am NOT casting suspicions on the neighbor, just curious what the relationship was and how they came to know she was missing and hadn't returned home. A normal neighbor probably would have no idea about that or be paying attention at all.
 
Thanks for sharing the newsletter. I was thinking accident initially, but now I'm worried about the potential for an abduction.

Maysville’s Suzanne Morphew, 49, is missing. The Chaffee County Communications Center received a call about a missing female at 5:46 p.m. on Sunday. Sheriff John Spezze said that’s the day they think she went missing.

Members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of C.R. 225 and U.S. 50 in Maysville and contacted the reporting party who told them Morphew had reportedly gone for a bike ride in the area and failed to return home.

Maysville woman missing

Missing Persons Planet@Home4theMissing
49-year-old Suzanne Morphew of Maysville, Colorado was reported missing on Sunday @ 5:45PM after she failed to return home from a bike ride near County Road 225 & U. S. 50; she was reported missing by her neighbor because her husband is in Denver on business.

This is pure conjecture on my part, but wondering if husband was out of town and could not get a hold of Suzanne? He called a neighbor to go check on her, when they found she wasn't home husband asked them to report her missing?

Maybe her car was home, but not her bike. Or the neighbor actually saw Suzanne on her bike, maybe even Sunday morning or earlier in the day? Calling at 5:45 PM unless there was a specific reason to be alarmed doesn't really make sense. It's not dark at that time.

Sunday was Mother's Day, they have two daughters. Maybe Suzanne was supposed to meet them for a celebration and didn't show up. Wish we had more details.
Wait what? The day they “think” she went missing ???
 
Thanks for sharing the newsletter. I was thinking accident initially, but now I'm worried about the potential for an abduction.

Maysville’s Suzanne Morphew, 49, is missing. The Chaffee County Communications Center received a call about a missing female at 5:46 p.m. on Sunday. Sheriff John Spezze said that’s the day they think she went missing.

Members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of C.R. 225 and U.S. 50 in Maysville and contacted the reporting party who told them Morphew had reportedly gone for a bike ride in the area and failed to return home.

Maysville woman missing

Missing Persons Planet@Home4theMissing
49-year-old Suzanne Morphew of Maysville, Colorado was reported missing on Sunday @ 5:45PM after she failed to return home from a bike ride near County Road 225 & U. S. 50; she was reported missing by her neighbor because her husband is in Denver on business.

This is pure conjecture on my part, but wondering if husband was out of town and could not get a hold of Suzanne? He called a neighbor to go check on her, when they found she wasn't home husband asked them to report her missing?

Maybe her car was home, but not her bike. Or the neighbor actually saw Suzanne on her bike, maybe even Sunday morning or earlier in the day? Calling at 5:45 PM unless there was a specific reason to be alarmed doesn't really make sense. It's not dark at that time.

Sunday was Mother's Day, they have two daughters. Maybe Suzanne was supposed to meet them for a celebration and didn't show up. Wish we had more details.

I love mountain biking and running/hiking and things like this. My husband is in the military so he's often not home. If I were going out, I would make sure somoene knew my plan and my route (unless I was 100% going in a neighborhood or city/busy area).. this area seems very remote and like a place I would have a plan and tell someone, especially if my spouse were not home to be alarmed when I didn't return.

I was thinking maybe with it being Mother's Day, if her neighbors were having her over for dinner since her husband is gone and maybe they were concerned when she didn't return or show up for this? The kids appear to be college age or of an age to not be living at home. So many scenarios, but I do think someone that is very active in the outdoors would know to make sure someone knew were she was going. Not only in remote areas, but as a woman it's just a good idea in general with all the abductions and crazy things that happen.
 
Is she good friends with her neighbor? I guess I am just thinking of my own relationship with my neighbors. While friendly, unless they were out in their yard and saw me pedal off, they would have no idea I was out for a bike ride and no reason to check in on me or see that I had not returned. I guess if they were good friends, they may know she was heading out and maybe even had plans to get together later and then she wasn't home? To be clear, I am NOT casting suspicions on the neighbor, just curious what the relationship was and how they came to know she was missing and hadn't returned home. A normal neighbor probably would have no idea about that or be paying attention at all.
That's why I'm wondering if the husband asked them to check on her, or some of the other ideas I posed. Like you, it doesn't make sense to me. To boot, take a look at the map. It's not like they are in a housing tract. خرائط ‪Google‬‏‏
 
Wait what? The day they “think” she went missing ???
This is the only report that states it that way, so it caught my eye. If her husband has been out of town for several days, maybe no one really knew initially when she went missing, unless she was texting or talking with someone? It must have not been clear to the Sheriff at that point in time at least.
 
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