The home of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew has been put on the market just days after the FBI investigated a plot of land owned by the family where cadaver dogs detected the scent of human remains.
Morphew, 49, has not been seen since Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10, when she set out for a bike ride near her house in Salida, Chaffee County and never returned.
In the months since she vanished, the family’s home has been the site of multiple police investigations and search operations aiming to find any clues linked to the missing mom.
A property listing posted on Zillow shows the Morphews’ house is now being sold for $1.75million, less than five months after the mother-of-two disappeared.
A property listing posted on Zillow shows the Morphews’ house is now being sold for $1.75million, less than five months after the mother-of-two disappeared
Suzanne Morphew, 49 (pictured with her husband Barry and their two daughters) was reported missing from her home in Maysville, Colorado, on Mother’s Day on May 10
The Morphews had owned the home since April 2018, when they bought it for $1,575,000, according to the listing
The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,256 sq ft house, touted as a ‘stunning mountain home on the river’, was put up for sale on Monday, Fox 21 reported.
The family had reportedly been living at the residence since April 2018, when they bought the property for $1,575,000.
It is unclear who exactly put the home up for sale.
It comes just days after DailyMail.com exclusively reported that scent of human remains was discovered on a plot of land owned by Suzanne’s husband, Barry Morphew.
Morphew, 52, a landscaper, has not taken part in the search for his wife, but did allow the grounds of his home in Maysville, Colorado, to be searched last Sunday.
Photos showed FBI and CSI investigators working on a plot of land in Salida’s Longhorn Ranch district – a vacant site with several lots, one of which is owned by Barry.
The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,256 sq ft house, touted as a ‘stunning mountain home on the river’
One of the three bedrooms at the Poncha Springs house
The Colorado property has been the site of multiple police investigations and search operations since Morphew disappeared
So far, nothing has been found of Morphew but her bike, which was located by cops on a bridge close to her home weeks after she disappeared.
Roads around the site had been blocked off by officers from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department, which at the time claimed that no search was taking place.
Cadaver dogs were brought to the spot by a team working with Suzanne’s older brother Andrew Moorman, who raised $18,000 to fund a five-day search for his sister.
The operation was taken over by the FBI and Chaffee County police after Moorman returned to his home in Indiana.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show FBI and CSI investigators working at the spot where the scent was detected twice by cadaver dogs – once last Sunday and again the following morning
The dig took place on a plot of land in Salida’s Longhorn Ranch district – a vacant site with several lots, one of which is owned by Suzanne’s husband Barry Morphew, 52
Suzanne, 49, was reported missing on Mother’s Day after her two daughters Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her.
A neighbor, Jeanne Ritter, 70, called the police after the two girls alerted her to their mother’s disappearance.
Cadaver dogs were brought to the spot by a team working with Suzanne’s brother Andrew Moorman who raised $18,000 to fund a five-day search for his sister
Morphew was at a hotel in Broomfield, Colorado, on the day his wife vanished – last month, DailyMail.com revealed that he had left his room reeking of chlorine and littered with wet towels.
The initial police investigation saw teams of officers drafted in from all over Colorado to search the area around the Morphew home, while police divers were seen checking portions of the river nearby.
Three days after she went missing, CBI and FBI agents were photographed searching the three-bedroom house by DailyMail.com before the search moved to a riverside worksite in Salida where Barry had been doing a landscaping job.
Late last month, DailyMail.com revealed that investigators have also taken security footage spanning the period from May 8 to May 10 from businesses around the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Broomfield – 150 miles from Salida – where Morphew was staying when his wife vanished.
Contractor Jeff Puckett, 49, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview earlier this month that the room stank of chlorine and was littered with wet towels when he took it over the same day.
He also discovered mail left behind that dealt with property insurance – DailyMail.com also revealed how Morphew has obtained guardianship of Suzanne in order to sell a mutual property in their native Indiana.
A second search of the site took place last Monday using different cadaver dogs and the dogs’ handler told DailyMail.com they got another hit. The handler explained the dogs only are trained to pick up human scents
Roads around the site were blocked off by officers from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department, which last week claimed that no search was taking place
Speaking to DailyMail.com on Sunday, Moorman told how Suzanne’s home also stank of chlorine when searched by the FBI and described it as ‘odd’.
He said: ‘I think it’s really odd. I know we’re in Covid-19 but most people don’t clean with chlorine. I know the hotel did not.
‘That kind of bothers me to be honest. It seems like you’re trying to cover up something.’
Moorman says he organized the search to try and find out what happened to Suzanne and bring closure to his family.
He said: ‘They haven’t been able to figure out what happened to her. She was abducted in some way and the investigation… well it didn’t go dry, they didn’t quit working on it but they ran out of funds and time to ground search.
Moorman added: ‘I don’t think there is going to be a good outcome but what I would like is closure for the two girls first and foremost.
‘I pray that it clears Barry. I really do. I want that to happen. My father, my brother, my sister and myself want closure.’