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High-profile Texas search team looks for missing Stem woman

Posted October 16, 2008
Updated October 17, 2008

— A high-profile search team has joined the search for a missing Granville County woman.

Texas EquuSearch has sent crews to North Carolina to help look for Kelly Morris. They also plan to conduct a search for a woman missing from Gastonia, its members said on their Web site.

The group spent Friday searching for Morris. On Saturday crews will use airplanes, cameras capable of looking down wells and sonar equipment.

The team has assisted in several high-profile cases, including the search for missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. It is a volunteer, non-profit organization that conducts both horseback and foot searches.

Morris, 28, was last seen on the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott, and children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem.

The next day, authorities found her car and personal belongings in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from the home, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the residence.

Investigators believe the fire was set and do not believe Morris was at home at the time.

Authorities have not named any suspects, but have said Scott Morris is what they call a person of interest in his wife's disappearance.

Kelly Morris’ family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.

Gov. Mike Easley added $5,000 to that total.

Family members say they will not stop searching and urge anyone with any information to contact Granville County sheriff's investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.


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  • carolina blue sky Oct 17, 2008

    After looking at their website, I have so much faith that this team WILL find Kelly. I continue to pray daily for her family and friends. GOD Bless you all!!

  • hallc Oct 17, 2008

    Hopefully the search teams will be able to locate Kelly and furnish the family some answers. Any other search warrants released or any new info on any leads?

  • babyblue2 Oct 17, 2008

    tim miller is an angel on earth. his dedication to his clients is immeasurable. i pray he will have good luck finding kelly so her family can have closure.
    in my heart i believe that if aruba had cooperated with Equusearch and if the funding had not run out, i believe that either the landfill or one of the 160+ sites that Equusearch identified off the coast of aruba would have yielded Natalee and her family could have had some closure. God bless all who work so diligently on the search for Kelly, Natalee and all missing persons. God bless you Tim.

  • Flying Monkey Oct 17, 2008

    Tim Miller is a good man and if she can be found, he'll find her. Thoughts, prayers and love to her family and the volunteers!

  • ccpetshop Oct 16, 2008

    Although Equusearch is coming to lead, we are still in need of volunteers to assist.People with horses, ATV's and walkers are all needed to help find Kelly and any clues in the arson of her home. Hopefully the expertise that these professionals will provide, along with continued support of the community, can lead us to some answers.
    The command post is located at Currin Construction on Old Weaver Trail just south of Creedmoor. Teams have been going out for a couple hours at a time, so any amount of time you can assist is greatly appreciated.

  • headlong Oct 16, 2008

    Thoughts and Prayers continue for Kelly's 2 little Girls and the Currin's Family and Friends!!!

    I have been up and down Hwy 50 this week several times and see Kelly's picture and signs all over. Even signs in stores in Oxford. Every where a reminder that this Young Mother is still out there.

  • bigDAWGeats Oct 16, 2008

    please pray for her and her family

  • mmania Oct 16, 2008

    Hopefull that they will find her so this and her can be laid to rest.

  • Bradley07 Oct 16, 2008

    God Bless them all and may there be something positive from this.

  • illegals--GO HOME Oct 16, 2008

    Thoughts and prayers for the family that maybe something or someway they can get closure.