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CSI agents carry out evidence from home of missing Colorado mom – Daughters raised alarm when she vanished on Mother’s Day – and husband has not been allowed back in the home since she disappeared May 9

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Police investigators were seen searching and carrying out evidence bags from the home of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew on Tuesday
A CSI photographer was also seen at the Salida home, which has been taped off 
The 49-year-old has not been heard from since May 9 and a bike owned by the mother-of-two was recovered from a bridge close to her home on May 10
The search comes just two days after police divers from neighboring Pueblo County were seen scouring a reservoir less than a mile from Suzanne’s property
Her daughters Mallory and Macy first raised the alarm after they were unable to get hold of her on Mother’s Day 
They asked neighbor Jeanne Ritter, 70, to check on Suzanne Morphew when they couldn’t get hold of her, Ritter later called the police to report her missing
Barry Morphew, 52, said he was away in Denver when his wife vanished, but he hasn’t been allowed to enter the home
Police also have Barry’s car and his cell phone 
Suzanne Morphew 1Police crime scene investigators and plain clothes detectives have searched the home of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew [photo], who was last seen on a bike ride near her home, just outside Salida, Colorado May 9

Police crime scene investigators and plain clothes detectives have searched the home of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew. The 49-year-old Maysville woman was last seen going for a bike ride, 10 days ago
Police were seen carrying evidence bags and equipment into her $1.5 million three-bedroom home just outside Salida, Colorado, on Tuesday afternoon. Evidence bags were spotted being brought out and loaded into a van.
A CSI photographer was also seen at the home, which has been taped off. .
Suzanne Morphew has not been heard from since May 9. A bike owned by the mother-of-two was recovered from a bridge close to her home on May 10, the same day she was reported missing.
Her daughters Mallory and Macy first raised the alarm after they were unable to get hold of her on Mother’s Day as they made their way back from a camping trip in Idaho.

Morphew's family home in Salida, Colorado 2Suzanne Morphew, 49, has not been heard from since May 9. A bike owned by the mother-of-two was recovered from a bridge close to her home on May 10,  the same day she was reported missing. The family’s $1.5 million home is held as part of the investigation and sealed from the family

Friends said the daughters asked neighbor Jeanne Ritter, 70, to check on Suzanne when they couldn’t get hold of her and it was Ritter who later called the police to report her missing.
Summer Stehle, 43, the stepmother of 17-year-old Macy’s best friend, said: ‘The neighbors up there are spread pretty far apart but the only reason they found out [she was missing] is because the girls called the neighbors and said, ”we never heard from Mom – can you go check on her?”
‘Nobody actually saw her on her bicycle, sadly.’
Suzanne’s husband Barry Morphew, 52, has said he was away on a training course for his job as a volunteer firefighter in Denver, Colorado, when she vanished.
On Sunday, he made an impassioned plea for his wife’s safe return in a video released via social media. He has also offered a $200,000 reward.
Investigators have not allowed Morphew, 52,  to enter the home he shared with Suzanne since he returned from his trip to Denver.
Police also have his car and his cell phone – leaving the businessman and volunteer firefighter to communicate through his close friend George Davis, 33.
Morphew’s fire department colleagues have been ordered not to take part in the search by police, although locals said Morphew and his friends have been out looking for Suzanne.

Missing Colorado woman’s husband Barry Morphew makes plea for safe return of his wife who went missing on May 9
Barry Morphew 2Barry Morphew [L-R] has offered a $200,000 reward for information about his wife
Barry’s uncle told Fox21 that he believes his nephew is innocent, saying: ‘They’re a loving couple and I’ve never seen any kind of unhappiness with each other or produced by either one of them. What you saw on that video from Barry the other day that’s exactly Barry and that’s exactly how he feels. He loves her and he wants her back, he wasn’t putting on’ 

A woman at the house on Monday declined to give her name but said she and her husband had come to support Morphew and look for Suzanne.
Morphew was pictured leaving the property along with Davis shortly before the CSI investigators arrived to search his home on Tuesday.
The search comes just two days after police divers drafted in from neighboring Pueblo County were seen scouring a reservoir less than a mile from Suzanne’s property.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department had been looking for Suzanne in two-mile ‘targeted blocks’ on either side of her home but did not conduct a search on Monday.
Suzanne, who had just received the all clear following a cancer diagnosis, has now been missing for at least nine days.

Suzanne Morphew with  daughters Mallory and Macy 1Suzanne Morphew with daughters Mallory and Macy 

No trace of the mother-of-two has been found apart from the bike and ‘a personal item’ – despite Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze bringing in 90 extra officers to help with the search.
Her three-bedroom home sits just off a remote mountain pass approximately nine miles outside of Salida in rugged terrain.
Drones have been used to comb the area, along with search and rescue K-9s and cadaver detection dogs brought in from nearby Buena Vista.
Summer Stehle, 43, the stepmother of 17-year-old Macy’s best friend, said:‘Unfortunately, now the girls feel partly to blame because if they hadn’t taken their trip, maybe they would have been there and she wouldn’t have gone out’

Jeanne Ritter 1Friends said they asked neighbor Jeanne Ritter, [photo], to check on Suzanne when they couldn’t get hold of her and it was Ritter who later called the police to report her missing. 

Tim Nelson, 33, said: ‘The Sheriff’s office, they told us none of the fire guys are allowed up there.
‘They can’t keep us out of the forest so that’s what some of the others have done – they set up their own little search party.’
Nelson added: ‘It’s a bad deal you know. They aren’t telling us anything. We got excluded from everything.
‘George [Davis] put together a search team of friends – I was going to go but pretty much all our fire guys are on it so I decided to step away just in case we get something [a fire].
‘Barry was very understanding from what I got from George. I know he’s not allowed to go home. He’s at a neighbor’s. I guess they got him there until he’s cleared or…’
Other friends spoke of the family in glowing terms, noting that Suzanne had been happy living in Colorado since moving to the state from Alexandria, Indiana, in July 2018.
Fire Chief Robert Bertram, 40, said he and his colleagues are still hoping she will be found alive and added that he doesn’t believe she would have left by herself.

Morphew's family home in Salida, Colorado 2Friends said Suzanne had been happy living in Colorado since moving to the state from Alexandria, Indiana, in July 2018. The family’s home [photo], “is being held as part of the investigation,” the CBI said. Her family is not being allowed into the home.

He said: ‘She loves where she lives up in the mountains, she loves mountain biking and all that kind of stuff.
‘This is not a normal thing. She’s a very happy person. Any time you meet her, she walks up, talks to you and makes you feel welcome.’
He has known Suzanne and her husband for two years since meeting them at a firefighter recruitment drive in Maysville.
Speaking about Morphew, he said: ‘It’s tough for him. Right now, as far as communications, he doesn’t have his phone – it’s being relayed through firefighters and that’s how we’re getting information.
‘He’s been trying to keep busy – he can’t sit still and keep hoping something will show up.’
Stehle added: ‘Her family’s wonderful, her daughters are wonderful. It’s really sad that something like this has come to such a good family.
‘Unfortunately, now the girls feel partly to blame because if they hadn’t taken their trip, maybe they would have been there and she wouldn’t have gone out.’
Barry’s uncle told Fox21 that he believes his nephew is innocent, saying: ‘They’re a loving couple and I’ve never seen any kind of unhappiness with each other or produced by either one of them.
‘What you saw on that video from Barry the other day that’s exactly Barry and that’s exactly how he feels. He loves her and he wants her back, he wasn’t putting on.
‘I think anybody that ever knew them at any point in their married life would tell you that they were as loving of a couple as you would find anywhere.”

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