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Dozens search for missing Granville County mom

Posted September 9, 2008

— Authorities and dozens of volunteers continued a ground search Tuesday for a missing Stem woman whose car was found about a mile away from her burning home last week.

Family members and friends of Kelly Morris, also assisted in the search and distributed fliers in the neighborhood while holding onto hope that the 28-year-old mother of two will be found alive.

"We are turning anything over. We're looking in wells, ponds – anything, anywhere," Truitt Thompson, a family friend, said.

Police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord (North Carolina license plate TXP-5917), keys, purse and cell phone Thursday in an undeveloped subdivision, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at her home, 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.

Investigators say there was no sign that Morris was in the home when it burned.

Granville County sheriff's investigators are asking anyone with information about the fire or Morris' disappearance to contact them at 919-693-3213.

Yellow crime scene tape encircled the home Monday as investigators continued their examination of the scene. Authorities say they have not ruled out arson and are awaiting lab results to determine the fire's cause.

Morris' husband, Scott Morris, was at work at the time of the blaze; their two children were at school, authorities said. He told sheriff's investigators the family last saw her Wednesday night.

"I guess it's rough on them," Thompson said. "I'll be honest with you. It's a challenge, you know?"

Family members said Tuesday it was unlike Kelly Morris to leave her two children.


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  • justathoughtc Sep 10, 2008

    No not b/c the law told him to stay with his kids but probly b/c their mom just vanished and his two girls are probly scared that daddy might leave to, and if he were to talk to the media all they would do is make it worse for him, the media will draw a conclusion and pass it on to you, i know facts about the case that the public does not know, they are both close friends of the family, So for anyone to accuse someone guilty of something that there is no proof of them doing it, then maybe you need to take a step back and ask yourself would you want to be accused of something that you did not do ? I pray she will be found safe, and he is doing his job taking care of his two girls in this difficult time. God Bless and be with The Morris/Currin Families and I Pray for you Kelly.

  • familyfour Sep 10, 2008

    You don't have to yell. Dr Dataclerk

    Why not, you do it, too.....

  • familyfour Sep 10, 2008

    Where's the respect?

  • kmichael Sep 10, 2008

    I have heard zero news reports that the husband is not cooperating as some here have mentioned...and what good is it going to do for him to be dealing with the media? Probably none.

  • kmichael Sep 10, 2008

    Are you kidding me Dr Dataclerk? Do you have inside knowledge as to how extensively (or little) the husband has been questioned already? You must with comments like "I believe now the officials should question the husband more strongly". Give the poor guy the benefit of the doubt until we learn more and hope that he didn't take the life of his kids' mother.. which as a former co-worker of Scott's is hard for me to fathom. You're not dealing with a jerk of a husband which you are by all accounts with Nancy Cooper and Michelle Young, Scott's a good man.

  • Seeminglyopposed Sep 10, 2008

    Educardo1-If you would read my comments, I said, I did not say he was guilty. Maybe you should re-read the post. Unless you are one of the ones who gets and gives more information that is needed for the public to know, before it is solved.

  • Space Mountain Sep 10, 2008

    It seems she either left on her own and sett he fire herself to cover it up, or someone took her and set the fire to cover up evidence. Either way, we have had a lot of things happening to moms here lately in the area. Three of the cases really look like the husband had something to do with it; Micchelle Young, the Cooper case, and the other one in Durham. Not sure about this one.

  • mbailey07 Sep 10, 2008

    I also live in stem. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I hope that she is found safe and sound for the childrens sake.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Sep 10, 2008

    Continue to cover for the husband. In the end the truth always comes out. Then what will you say then. It will be shocking, sure. But truth always prevail.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Sep 10, 2008

    b/c Law Enforcement told him to just stay with his kids and let them and the other volunteers do the searching.....why be so quick to jump to negative conclusions?

    And you believe that. Then you will believe anything thrown your way.