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Search continues for missing Granville County mom

Posted September 16, 2008
Updated September 17, 2008

— Family and friends continued the search on Tuesday for a missing Granville County woman, amid the revelation that the woman’s husband is a person of interest in her disappearance.

Kelly Morris, 28, was last seen the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott Morris, and two children at her home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem, according to the Granville County sheriff’s office.

The next day police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the home.

Investigators say there was no sign that Morris was in the home when it burned. At the time of the fire, Scott Morris was at work and their two children were at school, authorities said. The fire was ruled as arson.

The Granville County Sheriff confirmed Monday that Scott Morris is a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife. He has not made any public statements since his wife disappeared and has not returned repeated phone calls by WRAL.

When asked about Scott Morris, Kelly Morris’ family members on Tuesday would only say they are focused on “finding Kelly.”

Family members did say Scott Morris has not joined the hundreds of volunteers who have been searching for his wife.

“We’ve got a wonderful community. We’ve got a lot of people whose hearts are broken and who are committed to trying to find Kelly,” said Juanita Currin, Kelly Morris’ stepmother.

Currin said family members fear the worst because they believe Kelly Morris would never leave her family, especially without saying goodbye.

“We’re committed and we’re not going to give up until we find Kelly,” Currin said.

On Sunday, the sheriff’s office called its specialty groups off the search for Kelly Morris.

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


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  • kneel2pray Sep 25, 2008

    If half the time was spent in prayer as is spreading rumors and criticizing wral for their lack of coverage - it would be such a better use of time. Wral hasn't updated b/c there is no update. Come on ppl this family (both sides) needs our prayers! The rumors and hear says only add to their grief! There's too much finger pointing going on. Who are we to judge? Even when the fact surface -- who are we to judge? There are children here that need to be protected. I am sure that is one of Scotts reasons for laying low with the media. I'm sure the children have already been through enough. Take into consideration those that love Kelly that are reading all these rumor -- and hearing all these rumors -- let's spare them the extra grief -- join together and pray for them. Stop the rumors and talk - unless there are facts spare everyone any false details.

  • lonnieandshannon Sep 18, 2008

    A prayer vigil is planned for Kelly Friday night at 7 at the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor, Also, a search planned for Saturday at 9 at the Stem Ruritan Club.

  • fanoftheheels Sep 18, 2008

    WELL.....If a Psychic works so well, where are they at?
    She would have already been found if that was the case. That is just MY opinion. To each their OWN!

    I will continue to pray for the family. We just have to have faith...in god!

  • Tired Of Excuses Sep 17, 2008

    I hope the family hears something soon.

  • something2say Sep 17, 2008

    These stories are so sad! I did not know her but Kelly seemed so young! I hate that she is away from her children and hope that nothing has happened to her! I pray that she will show up in some way soon! May God be with her and her family at this time!

  • chickentender63 Sep 17, 2008

    "A Psychic, Really??"

    Yes, really. They really do work! What do you have to lose?

  • Mom0f1 Sep 17, 2008

    Has any one noticed that all the stories are basicly the same sentences just rearranged. Use your common sense people. Them police are not going to tell all they know.

  • packfan21 Sep 17, 2008

    I am so glad that this is happening maybe this will help someone come forward.

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 17, 2008

    ok wait a minute, her family and friends have one planned, friday night 7pm, First Baptist Church in Creedmoor. Good to hear!!!

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 17, 2008

    well, lets see packfan, heres a theory: i know her family would have to approve..her parents maybe. i dont know them personally so i wouldnt know how to get in touch with them. they would probably have a pastor of preference they feel close to, so the schedule would have to be on his watch as well. imo, i think a saturday would have a maximum turn out, and would have to figure out a way to get word out of the event occuring with a time and place, etc. the location would be best at a church, maybe a large church for parking, or maybe at the college campus in butner if they have an auditorium maybe. (trying to think of parking and people capacity) i have never actually planned one of these before....or even been a part of one...