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Vigil planned for missing Granville County mom

Posted September 17, 2008

— Family and friends announced a vigil to pray for the safe return of a Granville County woman who has been missing since Sept. 4.

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.

The vigil will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor.

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.

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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  • oxfordmom Sep 18, 2008

    There's a report on another news channel that Kelly's family has hired a private k-9 team, the dogs are trained to search for a specific person's scent.They were searching around her home and the nearby woods. They also were sifting through charred debris at the home, looking for clues they may have missed. The local paper in Creedmoor reported today that Scott Morris' vehicles were impounded on Wednesday for investigation, and had a picture of him on the front page.

  • praying4thecurrins Sep 18, 2008

    Anyone can attend the vigil, no matter where you live. We would love to see you all there.

  • packfan21 Sep 18, 2008

    Looking for a picture of Scott, buy the Butner/Creedmoor news

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 18, 2008

    i dont believe she ran off. in theory if she did theres not an inkling in me that believes she would put her children out of a home in the process. imo, there was foul play. dont know who, or why, but either way if my husband goes to look for our dog and doesnt come back within an hour or two i'm gonna call the cops, and if he stays gone all night, and aint there in the morning, i'm gonna get up and get the kids to school so i can focus my attention on keeping the kids calm and on a regular schedule, and filing reports at the police station, calling everyone we know, printing up flyers, etc. so i can understand for him to get the kids to school. i wouldnt want my kids freaking out right away, but theres no way under the sun i would go to work w.o having the spouse located! i'm not pointing fingers, i'm Just Sayin'. i'm sure the kids dont want him to leave their sight, fine, but at least get on tv and ask anyone for info to come forward...its alot thats confusing....

  • pebbles262004 Sep 18, 2008

    I just wonder why Scott didn't report her missing when she didn't return home on the night of the 3rd, and who got the kids off to school the next morning on the 4th ? Didn't he think something was wrong . Was he not worried at all?

  • Space Mountain Sep 18, 2008

    I wonder why the media has not shown a picture of the husband yet like they did with the Young and Cooper cases.

    Anyway, this is a very curious case. Wasn't there somethign about her seeing someone else once, and then she got back with her husband? Maybe that guy did somethign to her. Maybe she set the fire herself and just ran away. Maybe the husband did do it. This one doesn't seem to point as badly to the husband as the Young and Cooper cases do, but yet this husband is a person on interest, and that is not the same as the Cooper and Young cases. I think the Wake County DA is just scared to lose.

  • Adelinthe Sep 18, 2008

    First of all, the husband has an alibi of sorts; he was witnessed at work.

    This gets curiouser and curiouser.

    Praying for the children who have lost their home and can not find their mom. Truly tragic!!!

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • lookin4clowd9 Sep 18, 2008

    Eduardo, I think anyone can attend, whether you live there or not. I don't live there anymore, but am unable to attend for other reasons. I believe that Kelly and her family and friends need al of the support and prayers that they can get. They are many, many people who are truly heartbroken over this. This has affected more people than anyone will ever know. I went to high school with Kelly and know what a tight knit area Stem is. I've prayed daily for everyone there.

  • Eduardo1 Sep 17, 2008

    praytr........do you think that her husband also miss's her or just her children. A couple of you who say, I don't live in Creedmor, so you can not attend. I was planning to go, but if you have to live there, I am not going to drive 130 miles and not be allowed to attend the vigil. Is this a media event, or a prayer vigil for the safe return of Ms Kelly....vipecruiser2..."I know Scott for years, I know don't believe he would harm his wife. BUT, he should fess up" You gotta be kidding, with friends like you, who needs enemies or enemas

  • prayin4tr Sep 17, 2008

    wish I lived in Creedmoor so I could attend. I'll be praying for her safe return. I know her kids must miss their mom something terrible!