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New warrant released in missing mother's case

Posted February 23, 2009

— Investigators want access to another e-mail account they believe belongs to the husband of a missing Granville County woman.

In a search warrant returned Monday, SBI agents indicate they believe Scott Morris may be using an America Online e-mail address to communicate.

Investigators say Morris was the last person to see his wife, Kelly Morris, at their home on Sept. 3. The next day, the house caught fire. Hours after the fire, police found Kelly Morris' car, keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision.

Scott Morris has been the focus of several search warrants in the case, but he hasn't been charged with a crime.

Investigators have already looked at several other e-mail addresses, as well as bank records, belonging to Scott Morris. In the latest warrant, they say they believe information in the AOL e-mail address could generate leads or lead to additional evidence of arson or a homicide.

According to an affidavit outlining their reason to obtain e-mail messages, addresses and other data, agents say an individual, referred to as "a good citizen," went to investigators earlier this month after purchasing an item from a seller using the AOL e-mail address.

When the buyer picked up the items at a home in Stem, he was met by a man named Connie Wright, who said he was helping Morris sell items so Morris could pay for his attorney.

The warrant does not specify what was purchased but says it "was still in its original box and it appeared it had been originally shipped to Kelly Morris."

The buyer showed investigators the shipping label off the box, which did have Kelly Morris' name and address on it, the affidavit stated.

Since her disappearance, local authorities and volunteers have searched numerous times to find Kelly Morris. Her family is offering a $30,000 reward for information about her disappearance.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Granville County sheriff's investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.


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  • tarheelblue919 Feb 25, 2009

    never mind, my mistake everyone i misread....

  • tarheelblue919 Feb 25, 2009

    wral why isnt this story under the top voted stories?

  • tarheelblue919 Feb 25, 2009

    know the facts, theres nothing wrong with selling stuff if your not under a homocide and arson investigation...hes the top person of interest, he is under a microscope. fair? maybe maybe not, but it the reality. and i thought that he owned his own business...he cant hire himself???

  • pebbles262004 Feb 24, 2009

    I hope she is found soon, her family must be gone crazy by now..Maybe it will all end soon, so that they can move forward.

  • manyhatsmom Feb 24, 2009

    I was wondering if that body they reported they found on Feb. 13 in Rocky Mount may have been hers. There has been no follow up article on that one regarding identification or anything.


    Just curious.

  • Adelinthe Feb 23, 2009


    If you have some kind of hard evidence to prove that, please share it with the police.

    Otherwise, well...never mind.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Feb 23, 2009

    So odd that her body has never been found.

    Praying for her children and for her loved ones, and praying the police will at least find her body soon.

    God bless.


  • Eduardo1 Feb 23, 2009

    iheelfan...you do know that you are violating the law. You evidently have great evidence that "he killed her a dumped the body" Hey, maybe I am wrong, and you are not withholding the evidence, which you have turned over to the DA or Police. Since you like to use caps, GREAT JOB & HOPE YOU GET A CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD, for leading to his arrest and conviction. By the way, how come he has not been arrested? You should go public on GOLO and the print media with all of this EVIDENCE!

  • knowthefacts Feb 23, 2009

    I feel bad for everyone involved, it's a very sad case! I pray that she is found soon, to bring some closure!

  • headlong Feb 23, 2009

    Still keeping Kelly's Family, Friends, and Daughters in our Thoughts...eyes always looking for something!!!