Woman goes missing after going on bike ride in Chaffee County

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CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. (KXRM) — The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman who had reportedly gone on a bike ride and never returned home.

On Sunday at 5:46 p.m., the Chaffee County Communications Center received a report of a missing woman in the area on County Road 225 and West Highway 50.

Deputies say they spoke with a neighbor who said 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew had reportedly gone for a bike ride in the Maysville area and didn’t return home.

Sheriff personnel called members of Chaffee County Search and Rescue South and North and a search began immediately.

The Department of Corrections was contacted and a request was made for tracking dogs to assist. They responded and joined the search.

The search continued into the early morning hours with no results.

Suzanne Morphew

The search resumed on Monday, May 11 with Search and Rescue. They once again scoured the area. Members were then called from the Chaffee County Tac Team along with search parties from the Department of Corrections and the area was once again scoured.

In all, more than 100 personnel were used during the search.

However, by Tuesday evening, Morphew had still not been found.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office asks that any person or persons who may have information please call them at 719-539-2596 or contact Chaffee County Crime Stoppers at 719-539-2599.

Friends say a $100,000 reward is being offered for Morphew’s safe return, no questions asked.

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