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Police look at husband of missing Granville mom

Posted September 15, 2008

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— The Granville County sheriff confirmed Monday that Scott Morris is a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Kelly.

Authorities and dozens of volunteers have searched for the Stem woman whose car was found about a mile away from her burning home Sept. 4.

Police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord (North Carolina license plate TXP-5917), keys, purse and cell phone 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.

Authorities have determined that arson was the cause of the house fire.

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 on the evening of Sept. 3

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  • 1carpe Sep 16, 2008

    The press says this or that....Keep in mind the press is talking to anybody that will offer an opinion. The GCSO and SBI are not talking. Our wonderfull press cannot even spell "Tump" (got it wrong in video again) correctly most of the time, why believe anything else they so called "report."

  • kmichael Sep 16, 2008

    I guess you never know sometimes...but I always found Scott to be a great guy as well tarheelmommy. Some of his actions just don't add up so far in terms of reporting her missing, etc. I certainly don't think him keeping a low profile and avoiding the media says anything about his guilt or innocence.

  • kmichael Sep 16, 2008

    I thinks it is worth repeating..what have you heard?

  • Just Once Sep 16, 2008

    I have heard a bunch of stuff. Not one bit of it worth repeating. It will come out eventually.

  • tarheelmommyx3 Sep 16, 2008

    I USE TO DATE SCOTT IN HIGH SCHOOL HE WAS AND IS A GREAT GUY. MY BEST FRIEND HAS TALKED TO HIM RECENTLY, HE IS UPSET AND WORRIED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE I MEAN DID ANYONE EVER STOP TO THINK THAT MAYBE JUST MAYBE HE IS TRYING TO PROTECT HIS KIDS. I MEAN HOW WOULD YOU FEEL AS A PARENT WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING AROUND THROWING OUT THAT YOU ARE QUILTY OR THAT HE IS BEHIND THE HOUSE BURNING DOWN OR KELLY'S DISAPPEARANCE. DON'T YOU THINK IT'S WRONG TO GO AROUND AND SAY HE DID IT WHEN THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY EVIDENCE SHOWN HE HAS. SCOTT IS NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON TO DO THIS. WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE JUST LET THE GRANVILLE COUNTY SD DO THEIR JOB!

  • Realamerican71 Sep 16, 2008

    Perhaps we have not seen any updates on this story because the investigaters are closing in on someone and do not wish to spook them.

    The rumor mill is churning, I will wait for the facts.

  • familyfour Sep 16, 2008

    It just seems strange that there is so little publicity about this, except that she is missing. Can't help but say that if I went missing, my husband would be ALL OVER THE NEWS and everything else, leaving no stone unturned, and probably aggrivating the heck out of LEO because he would never let up until he knew what happened to me. I would do the same for him...I would definitely be making some NOISE. Silence speaks volumes.

    But, to each his own, everyone handles things differently.

  • justenuff9 Sep 16, 2008

    packfan21: no scott has not been married before

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 16, 2008

    i'm just saying, this tragedy has really shaken a community that doesnt usually experience this type of tragedy. you hear about these stories on the news in raleigh, and cary all the time. but for stem...its close to home and a very RARE event, and everyone is hoping and praying for the best, but we all know that things dont look good, regardless of whos a "person of interest". at the end of the day all thats wanted is to have some answers.

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 16, 2008

    i have noticed that when something is said about scott alot of toes get stepped on. i'm sure people arent intentionally trying to be mean, or point fingers, etc. but this case is no different then any other missing mother under foul circumstances. the community is wondering what happened to kelly, hoping they find her, for the sake of the ones that care for her and love her, hoping those girls get to keep their father around and that he had nothing to do with kelly going missing. kellys story has touched alot of hearts in this area, i didnt know kelly, but i am a young mother just like she is, and i wish so badly that answers would come from somewhere. i cant even begin to speculate the pain this family must be in, the emptiness that this tragedy brings to her family. and even though her story has touched many hearts, and prayers are still going up for her, it doesnt change the couriosity in the community. there was obviously foul play of some kind and everyone just wants answers.

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