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Family will 'not give up' search for Granville mom

Posted November 12, 2008
Updated November 13, 2008

— Family members of a missing Stem woman say they will continue to search for her despite two months of no leads.

“We don’t feel as though we’re looking for a body now as much as we’re looking for an item, a piece of clothing…or bones,” said Pat Currin, father of the missing woman, Kelly Morris.

Currin said volunteers last week found bones in the southern end of Granville County. An analysis by the sheriff’s office and other officials showed the bones belonged to an animal.

Morris, 28, was last seen on Sept. 3. The next day, police found her car, keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at her home, 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.

The Granville County sheriff has said her husband, Scott Morris, is a person of interest her disappearance.

“He’s a person of interest to them, so he’s a person of interest to me,” Currin said Wednesday at a news conference.

Since her disappearance volunteers and the high-profile group Texas EquuSearch have joined family and friends in the search for Morris.

The Granville County sheriff’s office has six detectives working on Kelly Morris’ disappearance. The State Bureau of Investigation is also involved.

Currin said volunteers will be focusing their search efforts in northwest Granville County. He said the group has already covered the southern part of the county and will move to the Berea area on Sunday. Anyone wanting to assist in the search should meet at 8 a.m. at the Berea Fire Department.

“We’re not willing to give up on the search,” Currin said.

Currin is also asking to search any wells located on private properties in Granville County.

Kelly Morris’ family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her. Volunteers have setup the phone number, 919-812-2310, and an e-mail address, helpfindkelly@gmail.com, to receive tips.

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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  • nealsgirl Nov 14, 2008

    Thoughts and prayers for Kelly and her family. I hope this case will get the attention that the Young, Cooper and others that it so rightly deserves. Anyone know where they will be searching this weekend and what time?

  • dwanny01 Nov 14, 2008

    I'm still praying for the Currin family. Scott, if you did something to her, at least be man enough to tell the family. I think the police should go back and talk to him some more. God bless the family and God bless you Kelly wherever you are. dwanny01

  • ReddHott13 Nov 14, 2008

    I hope if he killed her, he doesnt rest at all at night... maybe her spirit will yank the covers off of him when he is sleeping until he finally confesses.

  • familyfour Nov 14, 2008

    I think of them everyday, too. It must be absolutely agonizing for her family. The holdays drawing near must be really hard for them as well. No answers. No clues. This is really sad. My prayers are for her children, her family......especially her children.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Nov 14, 2008

    I believe the poice officials needs to go back and "strongly" talk to her husband. He has to know more than he has told. There are signs "if" he is lying. She just did not walk away without contacting her family or close friends. Check the husband out!

  • QT3.14 Nov 14, 2008

    That family is on my mind every day. I cannot imagine the pain of not knowing. I hope the public does not forget this case. Never give up hope that one day we'll know the truth!

  • opd162 Nov 14, 2008

    I agree completely, why hasn't this case got the attention that the Cooper case has gotten, once again people in Granville Co are not as good as folk who live in Wake Co. What a shame your social status and where you live define who you are, some things will never change.

  • hallc Nov 13, 2008

    mmania: Totally agree with you!

  • mmania Nov 13, 2008

    I'd like to see this case get half the attention the Cooper case is getting.

  • PurpleRibbon Nov 13, 2008

    tgd08---thanks for the link! That would defiantly speed the case up!