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Suzanne Morphew's family organizing extensive search in September, welcoming any help

Morphew went missing near Salida on Mother's Day.
Suzanne Morphew's family organizing extensive search, taking any help they can get
Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2024-02-05 18:57:19-05

CHAFFEE CCOUNTY, Colo. — The family of Suzanne Morphew, the Chaffee County woman who went missing on Mother's Day, told Dateline NBC that they're taking action into their own hands to bring Morphew home.

"I'm tired of waiting," Morphew's brother Andrew Moorman said in an interview shared with News5 from Dateline NBC. For him, it's time.

"I can't stand the lack of information anymore," he said.

So, he's taking actions into his own hands.

"I need boots on the ground. I need to find my little sister. And I'm putting forth an effort right now," he said.

There's been no sign of 49-year-old Morphew since she left her home near Salida to take a bike ride on Mother's Day.

Chaffee County Sheriff's Office deputies and agents from both the CBI and FBI have been searching for her since. They returned to a property east of Salida last month to look for clues. There's a $200,000 reward offered for her return.

"I'm here tonight not because I want to be but because I have to be," Moorman said at a vigil in Indiana recently. "Got to find my little sister and I have to bring closure to my family."

Morphew's family is now mobilizing in her small hometown of Alexandria, Indiana.

"It's time now to rally the troops and head west," Moorman said.

A team of volunteers is set to leave Indiana and start searching in Colorado on Sept. 23.

"We're taking boats, kayaks, four-wheelers. I need dirt bikers, I need rock climbers, mountain climbers," Moorman said. "We need four-wheelers. Everything you can imagine that might run over that terrain."

Moorman is taking all the help he can get.

"I'm hoping to get a thousand or more people," he said. "Anybody that wants to go, join in."

READ MORE: Despite rumors, Chaffee County sheriff says Suzanne Morphew has not been located, no arrests made

Authorities continue to ask anyone with information about Morphew's whereabouts to call 719-312-7530.