The family of a Colorado mother, who vanished on Mother’s Day while supposedly out for a bicycle ride, will carry out a new search for her in September.
A renewed effort to locate Suzanne Morphew is being spearheaded by her brother.
“I need boots on the ground,” Andrew Moorman told Dateline. “I need to find my little sister."
Morphew, a mother of two, disappeared on May 11. Her bike was later found by a bridge near her home. A $200,000 reward was offered for information regarding Morphew’s whereabouts. No arrests have been made related to her disappearance.
Moorman, who’s from Indiana, hopes to put together a team of approximately 1,000 people to help find his sister. Hundreds of people assisted in rescue efforts to find Morphew earlier this spring. This time around, he called for an “army search,” FOX21 reported.
“I need mountain bikers, I need hikers, I need rock climbers, I need cavers, I need drivers,” he said. “[I] could use some drone activity out there. Bring your iPhone with you. They will set up a grid search and they will ping our phones as we move. They will mark off areas and take us to another area. I have two of the Benghazi survivors that will help us out there. They are gonna coordinate all the GPS.”
Moorman explained he wants to give his sister a “proper burial.”
“I can’t live with myself if I don’t try,” he said.
Moorman said he hasn’t heard from Morphew’s daughters regarding the search.
“I haven’t talked to them,” he told FOX21. [It’s] been kinda silent out there, which is disappointing.”
He's also questioned the motives of his sister’s husband, Barry Morphew, in the aftermath of her disappearance, claiming he refused to take a polygraph test.
“He says, ‘She’s the love of my life, I could never do this,'” Moorman said. “The problem I have with that is I don’t feel like he’s fully cooperating with investigators. He should have taken a lie detector and a voice analysis, anything else they ask him to do. And he’s gone kinda quiet.”
However, Barry Morphew has denied he'd ever been asked by authorities to submit himself to a polygraph.
He suggested his wife may have been attacked by an animal or may have been murdered by an acquaintance. Barry Morphew also blasted law enforcement last week, saying officials “screwed up.”
The Facebook group “Find Suzanne Morphew,” has since amassed nearly 20,000 followers.
County authorities have released little information regarding Morphew’s disappearance and the investigation remains ongoing, authorities stated earlier this month. Investigators said they've sifted through more than 600 tips, according to a statement released by the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office in July.
“This case remains very active, as more than a dozen investigators are aggressively working this case on a daily basis,” Sheriff John Spezze said. “And until we determine what happened to Suzanne, we can’t discount any scenario or formally eliminate anyone from suspicion.”
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Anyone with information related to Suzanne Morphew’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s tip line at 719-312-7530.
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