Missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew, 49, is presumed dead in her father's obituary after he loses cancer battle following her disappearance six months ago
Missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew is 'presumed dead' in her father's obituary, which has been published in an Indiana newspaper following his death last week.
Gene Moorman, 87, passed away in French Lick on November 11 - six months after his daughter, Suzanne, vanished in Maysville, Colorado.
Gene lost his cancer battle without any closure in the case of his daughter's disappearance, which has baffled detectives and captivated the American public.
However, Gene's obituary indicates that he did not expect Suzanne to be found alive and well.
The death notice, published in The Herald Bulletin, states: 'Gene is preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; the mother of his children, Adrienne (Burnett) Owen; wife, Lou Ann; and missing and presumed dead, daughter, Suzanne Morphew.'
In lieu of flowers, Gene's obituary also asks mourners to make a donation to their local domestic violence organization.
Detectives recently marked six months since mother-of-two Suzanne, 49, vanished.
She was last seen by her husband, Barry, on the morning of Mother's Day, May 10 before he left their home and traveled to Denver.
It's theorized Suzanne set out on a bike ride some time after Barry's departure, but no eyewitnesses saw her out. Her bikewas later discovered abandoned on a rural track a short distance from her home.
Last week, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said they were still working 'closely and tirelessly'with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the 11th Judicial District to find the mom-of-two.
They say there have been 'hundreds of tips reported in this case' and have revealed they arefocusing on Suzanne's social media presence as part of the investigation.
Earlier this month a private dive team aided in the search for the missing mom.
Suzanne was reported missing after daughters Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her. Her bicycle was later discovered abandoned on a rural track a short distance from their home in Maysville.
At the time Suzanne's disappearance was reported, her husband Barry was 150 miles away, staying in Denver and gearing up for a landscaping job.
Barry - who has offered a $100,000 reward for Suzanne's safe return - previously theorized that his wife may have been taken by a wild animal. He now says he believes she was abducted.
Suzanne's brother, Andy Moorman, arrived in Maysville to conduct his own searches for his sister. Andy has blasted Barry for his behavior following Suzanne's mysterious vanishing, implicating him in her disappearance.
'I don't think she ever got on her bike. I think she probably died on May 9 and she was hidden somewhere that night... I'm afraid this is domestic abuse,' Moorman previously told FOX31.
But in his interview with CBS 4, Barry blasted back, alleging that Andy had been a bad brother to Suzanne and had never shown any interest in her prior to her headline-hitting disappearance.
'I've spent many nights... [with] Suzanne crying on my shoulder, asking why her siblings refuse to show her love,' Barry claimed.
Barry also told CBS 4 that he has now put the family home up for sale for $1.75 million, because the daughters are too scared to stay at the home - believing it was the site of Suzanne's abduction.
The home has been searched by the FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations on numerous occasions.
Police have asked anyone who may have engaged with Suzanne on Facebook, Instagram, Voxer, FaceTime or WhatsApp to come forward and call the tip line on 719-312-7530.