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Family offers $30K reward for missing Granville mom

Posted October 3, 2008

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— A month after a Granville County woman went missing, her family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.

Kelly Morris, 28, was last seen on the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott, and children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem.

The next day, authorities found her car and personal belongings in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from the home, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the residence.

Investigators believe the fire was set and do not believe Morris was at home at the time.

"The leads are getting less for us to search, places to look," her father, Pat Currin said Friday. "We're in a position where we just need to know."

Meanwhile, investigators have asked for bank statements, canceled checks, deposit slips and all other documents pertaining to accounts at BB&T and RBC Bank for the Morrises and for Scott Morris' business, Scott's Towing, according to search warrants returned Thursday.

Authorities have not named any suspects, but have said Scott Morris is what they call a person of interest in Kelly Morris' disappearance.

According to search warrants, family members and friends told authorities the couple was having marital problems and had talked about divorce. The warrants also indicate inconsistencies between Scott Morris' account and those of others regarding his actions in the hours after he says he last saw his wife.

Scott Morris told authorities he last saw his wife when she left to look for a missing dog and he showered and went to bed at 9:30 p.m., sleeping through the night.

His father, however, told authorities he talked to his son several times that evening and went to his house to care for the children while, he said, Scott Morris went looking for his wife.

Volunteers and authorities have conducted numerous searches for Kelly Morris and will continue this weekend in a five-mile radius in Creedmoor.

Last week, they found a gasoline can in a swampy area in Creedmoor that authorities said might have come from the Morris home.

Family members say they will not stop searching and urge anyone with any information to contact Granville County sheriff's investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.

"I'm sure there's people that probably are afraid, for whatever reason," Currin said. "But we want to get Kelly. We want to know where Kelly is."

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  • Tired Of Excuses Oct 7, 2008

    "Scott Morris told authorities he last saw his wife when she left to look for a missing dog and he showered and went to bed at 9:30 p.m., sleeping through the night.

    His father, however, told authorities he talked to his son several times that evening and went to his house to care for the children while, he said, Scott Morris went looking for his wife."

    So which is it? Did he shower and go to bed at 9:30pm before knowing his wife had found the family dog and was safely inside their home or was he looking for his wife while his Father watched their children?? Someone isn't telling the truth. My guess...Scott Morris. He knows what happened to his wife. How does he live with himself, knowing what he knows and saying NOTHING?
    A few questions, was the dog in the house when Grandpa arrived?
    How long was Scott gone? What time did she leave to look for the dog? How long had time elapsed before Grandpa got to the house to babysit before Scott returned? Was the dog with him?

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 7, 2008

    I have learned by ignoring DRDATACLERK, he realizes theres nothing to stir in your pot *so to speak*, he'll move on.

  • bigcountry122281 Oct 7, 2008

    Dr.Mouth AKA Dataclerk

    I sure wish I had the opportunity to meet you on the search. You seem like a real piece of work. In such a serious time of sorrow all you can do is sit around on the computer and make jokes about everyone's feelings and sincerity! I would have liked the opportunity to meet Scott there or at the vigil also but wait...He didn't show up. That is pretty sorry. If my wife was missing I would search Day and night until we found her. Also I loved your smart comment about her Hiding out with a friend! She wouldn't leave her girls like that. ---J.L.W---

  • bigcountry122281 Oct 7, 2008

    Dr.Dataclerk

    You seem very offinsive toward the people against the sorry guy that would take two innocent little girls mother away from them! Did you help him? Also, your sure know alot about this other misterious crime, Did you do that one too? It is obvious who is guilty here. I am not an investigator and I can definately see right through Scott's lies. He is sorry and some what smooth, but it's not over yet! Justice will be served!

  • 007KnightRider Oct 7, 2008

    "Scott Morris told authorities he last saw his wife when she left to look for a missing dog and he showered and went to bed at 9:30 p.m., sleeping through the night."

    This quote has guilty written all over it. Why is she out looking for the dog and he is home in the bed just doesn't make sense. Any real man would be out looking for the dog while his wife is in the bed.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 7, 2008

    Why all the caps? Cool down some and maybe that will clear your head. We are here for you Scott and children and your family.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 7, 2008

    Scott hand in there and continue to love your children. Now you know who your real friends are. Just remember you also know who your friends are. May God/Jesus continue to watch over you and your children and keep you all away from harm. Continue to trust in Him and He will be there for you.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 7, 2008

    Any new news. Not voting until I see something new on this story. This is beginning to be crazy making old news top story. May God be with you all especially Scott and his children.

  • donnabailey Oct 7, 2008

    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY OF KELLY AND THE COMMUNITY. I HOPE IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING, THE TRUTH THAT IS, THEY WILL COME FORWARD. I CAN'T BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT THE FAMILY AND THE CHILDREN MUST BE GOING THROUGH. GOD BLESS ALL THE SEARCHERS.

  • donnabailey Oct 7, 2008

    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY OF KELLY AND THE COMMUNITY. I HOPE THIS WILL BE RESOLVED SOON. I HOPE IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING, THE TRUTH THAT IS, THEY WILL COME FORWARD. I CAN'T BEGIN TO IMAGINE WHAT THE FAMILY AND THE CHILDREN MUST BE GOING THROUGH. GOD BLESS ALL THE SEARCHERS.

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