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Fire at missing Granville woman's house ruled arson

Posted September 12, 2008

— Granville County authorities say they now consider the fire at a missing woman's house to be arson.

Kelly Morris, 28, was reported missing more than a week ago after firefighters responded to the blaze at her home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.

Police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord (North Carolina license plate TXP-5917), keys, purse and cell phone some time later in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from her home.

Investigators say there was no sign that Morris was in her home when it burned. Her husband and two children were not at home at the time of the fire.

Authorities do not have any suspects in the fire and are still treating Morris' disappearance as a missing person's case.

An active search is still under way to find her, and authorities said it will continue Saturday with K-9 units brought in to assist.

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


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  • GodBless Sep 12, 2008

    No he does not work for himself at his own shop. He is employed by someone else and the other employees and the business owner knew his whereabouts.

  • daisy14 Sep 12, 2008

    Uhmm...let me guess. The husband isn't cooperating and he's already lawyered up! Yea ok, so he was at work at the time of the fire. But, he also worked for himself at his own shop.

  • teacher-mom Sep 12, 2008

    This does not look good fot this young woman

  • GodBless Sep 12, 2008

    This is America! A person is innocent until proven guilty! NOT guilty until proven innocent. No one knows what the circumstances behind this are. It could have been a setup in order to frame the husband and Kelly could be living somewhere else with a boyfriend...or for that matter a girlfriend. I understand that one of the guys she had an affair with is also missing. That is just something I heard, but I think that the husband deserves a little support here, also. I have no idea what happened, but neither does anyone else...JMO...

  • Just Once Sep 12, 2008

    It is hard to keep anything Granville County on anything WRAL. It just does not exist in their world.

  • fanoftheheels Sep 12, 2008

    I am glad WRAL finally updated the info on this story. I live in Granville County, and gosh I would hate to go missing b/c I can assure you, there is definently not enough coverage.
    I think there is alot more to this story than what is being told...I am sure it will all come out at some point. I hope anyway. My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly and the family and friends.

  • fbguru Sep 12, 2008

    since you seem to know it all..Not claiming to know it all, just using COMMON SENSE.

  • NotMyProb Sep 12, 2008

    chaseme - since you seem to know it all, why don't you just go on and join the investigative team? Or better yet, just go on and ask the husband what he did with his wife...

    The assumptions on this board are ridiculous!

  • u_mad Sep 12, 2008

    it's about time it's back on the front page.....i hope they figure it out soon!

  • fbguru Sep 12, 2008

    Not a surprise that it was arson. Now, the husband can either come forward and give info implicating someone else, or we know he had something to do with it. Rogue criminals that wanted to abduct, rob or rape her would not have hung around or gone back to burn the house. House was burnt to HIDE evidence. Don't have to go to CSI school to know what's going on in this case.