Suzanne Morphew, who went missing on Mother’s Day in Colorado three years ago, found dead

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While every day has to be a Mother’s Day, there’s nothing wrong in dedicating a complete to our superwomen clad in normal costumes. May 12 every year is the day of celebration for a mother. It is officially Mother’s Day and one wants to thank their mother for all she does for them.

But Suzanne Morphew’s life has other plans. The married mother of two children who went on a bike ride on May 10, 2020, on Mother’s Day has finally been found, dead.

The missing mother for three years is finally found and her dead remains have been located. People reports, “Suzanne Morphew’s remains have been identified, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Wednesday evening after she vanished during a bike ride in the mountainous area near her home over three years ago.”

This 49-year-old went missing in 2020, says Colorado Bureau of Investigation. When she went missing, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation mentioned and People reports, “Over the next four days, more than 100 people, including Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the South Ark Swiftwater Rescue Teams, canvassed the area using several drones and eight scent dogs, but Morphew has not been found.”

FOUND | Missing Mother Suzanne Morphew

The Sheriff in charge, John Spezze also mentioned the chances of foul play. It further led to the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CBS News has also given us detailed reports where Sheriff John mentions to them, “While it’s an open investigation, he would not rule out a criminal investigation. He adds the probability of an animal attack is not very high.”

About her husband, CBS4 reports, “The husband of a Chaffee County missing woman is now offering $100,000 as a reward for information about her disappearance.”

On the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s official website, their press release says, “While this case has garnered attention from around the world, it has touched our community and the sheriff’s office deeply,” said Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze. “We have never stopped our investigation and will continue to follow all leads in pursuit of justice for Suzanne.”

They also mentioned, “There will be no news conference or media interviews related to this development in this case.” Now that her body has been found, they have refused to comment further, but the investigation might reopen. The sheriff had also mentioned, “Although locating Suzanne’s remains is a critical component of this investigation, and for her family, we are left with many more questions than answers, and it would be a disservice to conduct a news conference at this time,”

Suzanne Morphew’s family ‘struggling with immense shock and grief’ after remains found

But how did she just go missing? While there’s no answer to it yet, People reports “The mother of two was reported missing in Maysville where she lived with her husband, Barry, who was reportedly in Denver for work, and their two daughters, Mallory and Macy, who were on a camping trip in another state.”

Her case was closed and forgotten and only found when the officers were looking for something unrelated. People mentions, “Her remains were discovered three years later on Sept. 22, 2023, in the area of Moffat in Saguache County, Colorado, by authorities who were out investigating an unrelated case.”

On sending for forensic investigation EI Paso County Coroner confirmed the body was of Mrs. Morphew after 5 days. Though the husband was charged with first-degree murder and tampering evidence, along with influence on public servants, no arrests were made. People also reports that Barry pled not guilty and the charges were dropped.

However, his attorney-Iris Etyan gave a statement to People and said “Barry is with his daughters and they are all struggling with immense shock and grief after learning today that their mother and wife whom they deeply love was found deceased. They had faith that their wife and mom would walk back into their lives again. The news is heartbreaking.”  While one can never find out what happened with the mother of Mallory and Macy, this case shall remain unresolved for a long time due to a lack of evidence and suspects.