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Husband's DNA gathered in search for Kelly Morris

Posted November 19, 2008

— Investigators in the search for a missing Granville County woman returned search warrants Wednesday that keep the focus squarely on her husband.

Kelly Morris 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. The latest warrants sought samples of his blood, hair and saliva.

The State Bureau of Investigation previously searched Scott Morris's bank accounts and Kelly Morris' e-mail account.

Affidavits that investigators submitted to to the court to back up their request for the warrants outline Scott Morris' inconsistent stories and actions in the hours and days after Kelly Morris' disappearance.

Scott Morris told sheriff's deputies that his wife had gone to look for a missing dog on the night of Sept. 3. He told his father that he suspected her of cheating on him to explain her absence that night.

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

Volunteers are also needed to help search for Morris this Sunday. Those interested should meet on N.C. Highway 158 and Culbreth Road in Oxford at 8 a.m. For more information, you can send an e-mail to: helpfindkelly@gmail.com.


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  • tarheelblue919 Nov 26, 2008

    happy thanksgiving to you to eduardo! and to everyone else. everyone say a special thanks for your loved ones tomorrow, kellys story proves just how precious our family really is...

  • Eduardo1 Nov 26, 2008

    tarheelblue........thank you for the response. Happy Thanksgiving

  • Tired Of Excuses Nov 25, 2008

    Did she find the dog? Did she come back with the dog? If so then what happend Scott? Did she return with the dog? Did the dog return and Kelly didn't? A few more questions need to be answered.

  • tarheelblue919 Nov 24, 2008

    Eduardo1, they found a gas can and torn shirt several weeks back. maybe they got dna off of those items and simply need to match his to it. i'm sure theres lots of things that they arent sharing with the public. that way if the person that hurt her slips up and says something, they can say AH--we didnt release that....never know....just cross your fingers and have faith that LEO and Investigaters have their reasons for everything.

  • Anne N Nov 24, 2008

    maybe now they will get to the botton of things

  • GodBless Nov 21, 2008

    May God watch over all involved. Please stay safe and warm during the search. I am still praying for good news. I sincerely hope she is found...alive. I pray that HIS will be done so that this family may have a Thanksgiving and Christmas knowing that Kelly is safe at home here on earth or safe in the arms of God.

  • nealsgirl Nov 21, 2008

    For whatever reason, I hope this family soon finds some closure. I can't imagine having to go through the Holidays without any answers to their questions. I pray everyday that something positive will come out, for her family and friends. This family deserves some answers. God Bless them.

  • Eduardo1 Nov 20, 2008

    say what? 2 1/2 months missing and they are now asking for DNA samples. What can they have that requires his DNA. As her husband I would imagine that DNA of his is all over everything

  • boomylar Nov 20, 2008

    i still do not understand why it has taken this long to come out and say that he's a person of interest.. i think that came out what like last week? anywho...i hope whom ever *if the hubby* did this, is found soon and is punished for it

  • familyfour Nov 20, 2008

    That's right, I remember now, tarheelblue...I remember thinking how awful it must be for the to be seperated. I can't believe that slipped my mind. So many bad things happening, it's hard to keep up with all of it. Thank you so much for the info.