CHAFFEE COUNTY , Colo. (KDVR) — Nearly 6 months have passed since anyone has seen or heard from a Chaffee County wife and mother of two.
Suzanne Morphew, 49, was reported missing on May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day. And the process of the investigation in the days and months following Morphew’s disappearance has been carefully protected by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, which is the lead agency on the case.
A private dive team will be in Colorado to search bodies of water between Salida and Denver. FOX31 and Channel 2 anchor Natalie Tysdal spoke to the team.
“We first start with sonar in a lot of these locations, do you know, scan it, you know, side scan down, scan 360. And if we identify something, you know, then we suit up and then we get in the water and then we investigate even further to identify guests a hundred percent.” shared Jared Leisek.
Jared Leisek and his team from “Adventures with Purpose” specializes in water recovery and has a massive following online through a YouTube channel.
“We do have 18 million viewers a month and a lot of them are law enforcement. And we have a lot of law enforcement that has reached out. “Hey, if you need a lead liaison, if you want to come to our, you know, our state, our town, our community, we welcome you.” shared Leisek.
The “Adventures with Purpose” team travels across the country, diving and recording video. They have recovered hundreds of cars, guns, boats, and much more. This week the team found the body and car of a missing person in Iowa.
“We go into each day with the: “here is our mission” and make the most out of that,” shared Leisek.
And now, nearly 6 months after Morphew went missing near her home in Salida, there’s a renewed effort and a new focus.
“One of the things that people keep coming back to is Barry, you know, he was very wet. He had the hotel room. There are three ponds that are near that. We’re also dealing with the mine shaft, also dealing with some of the hunting grounds.” shared Leisek.
Leisek says the team wouldn’t be able to do these searches without YouTube and Social Media.
We will provide an update once we learn more.
Get caught up on the case:
- What happened to Suzanne Morphew? Dr. Oz, Nancy Grace to discuss chlorine stench found in Barry Morphew’s hotel room
- Suzanne Morphew’s husband left Denver hotel room reeking of chlorine, littered with insurance letters, co-worker claims
- UPDATE: Chaffee County Sheriff says ‘no remains found in the Suzanne Morphew case’
- ‘I want to bring her back home’: Hundreds join search for Suzanne Morphew Thursday
- Suzanne Morphew’s house for sale in Chaffee County; she’s been missing since Mother’s Day
- Search for Suzanne Morphew pushes on despite silence from Chaffee County Sheriff
- ‘I’m afraid this is domestic abuse’; Suzanne Morhpew’s brother says husband not participating in search, carrying shotgun to keep people off property
- ‘That has nothing to do with Suzanne missing’; Barry Morphew responds to explosive claims regarding disappearance of wife