A woman who disappeared while riding her bike on Mother’s Day is still missing, and the FBI is joining the search.
Ms Morphew was reported missing on Sunday just before 6pm.
The search has yet to turn up any leads on the woman’s whereabouts.
Trevor Noel, Ms Morphew’s nephew, was a member of the search party and told Fox21 on Wednesday that he’d be rejoining the search party the following morning.
“She’s [a] beloved member, and we want her back. Everyone in the family, we love her, we want her back,” Mr Noel told reporters.
The FBI has joined the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in the search for Ms Morphew.
Local news station Fox 31 reported that in addition to the FBI’s inclusion in the search, Ms Morphew’s husband, Barry, initially offered a $100,000 reward for his wife’s safe return, ‘no questions asked.’
On Thursday, the reward for her return was increased to $200,000 when a family friend matched Mr Morphew’s initial offer.
Mr Morphew was apparently out of town on a trip to Denver the day his wife went missing.
Chafee County Sheriff John Spezze spoke with The New York Post, and said Ms Morphew’s disappearance was unlikely the result of an animal attack and was currently being treated as an “open criminal investigation.”
He did not elaborate on whether or not Mr Morphew was cooperating with the police or if investigators believe foul play was involved.
Ms Morphew’s nephew, Mr Noel, asked that anyone with any information be alert and on the lookout for his aunt.
“We want everyone in Colorado, in Chaffee, surrounding counties in Colorado, and beyond, to be alert. And to please call in any tips or suspicious behaviour or activity that could potentially be related to this case – to the tip line at 719-312-7530,” he said