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Searchers cast wider net for missing Granville mom

Posted October 8, 2008

— Teams searching for a missing Granville County mother will expand their search to parts of Durham and Person counties, family members said Wednesday.

Pat Currin, father of Kelly Morris, said that in the month since his daughter was last seen, teams have covered much of Granville County. The volunteers will cast a wider net beginning Wednesday.

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.

Kelly Morris’ family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.

On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Easley added $5,000 to that total.

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.


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  • yellow_hat Oct 15, 2008

    I am sorry - but there is no need to report on this everyday - all that can be said is that "She is STILL missing" . After that, what is there left to say? The Cooper case is a little different - there are active developments, and a custody case related to the case, currently in process.
    I certainly hope this lovely lady is found safe and sound.

  • Commentor5 Oct 15, 2008

    Yeahp, its the "Nancy Cooper News Hour" on WRAL - another story on the front page.


    But sadly, no mention of Kelly.....WRAL and its producers are doing a sorry job with this story.

  • knowthefacts Oct 15, 2008

    I'm sorry to say that's the case for all the news channels! WTVD only talks/interviews the uneducated folks with no teeth that live in Durham to portray a bad image. If you don't watch WTVD, watch it for a couple of days and you will see what I'm talking about. At least WRAL doesn't do that! LOL

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 15, 2008

    knowthefacts i couldnt agree more......i have watch WRAL all my life, and its dissappointing!

  • knowthefacts Oct 15, 2008

    Kelly and Scott do not have the Cary zip code, that's why the story is not updated. It's really bad that only the "upscale" folks get all the attention.

  • carolina blue sky Oct 15, 2008

    Agree with knowthefacts... father in law told the truth as he knew it... It was his son's story that was "inconsistent" I don't think his dad had anything to do with it.....with that said... Polygraphs can be fooled.

  • Commentor5 Oct 15, 2008

    WRAL never gives an update on this case....what a shame. They should probably change there 5 & 6 o'clock news cast to "The Nancy Cooper News Hour"...considering the endlesss reporting they like to do on her case.

    Its sad that anyone should die, especially if she died the way it has been determined. WRAL should do a better job in assisting with Kelly's search.

    I heard WRAL had a helicopter...at least that's what they say...."look out for Sky 5". Could this be an idea???? MAYBE!!

  • hallc Oct 15, 2008

    Tarheel Blue; couldn't agree more! They need to mention this story every day until she is found. It doesn't appear to be very promising, but this famiy needs to know where their family member is no matter what! If the husband has any information and I personally feel he does, he is a sorry excuse for a human being to let her children go from day to day wondering where there mother is. If he had nothing to do with this then why isn't he on the news asking/pleading for help in finding his wife!!!

  • Starling Oct 15, 2008

    Eduardo1, you are so shallow with your comments. I was just wondering and Knowthefacts replied.

  • knowthefacts Oct 15, 2008

    Father-in-law has done nothing wrong, no "point of interest" there he told the truth. Scott has taken polygraph along w/many others. Everyone needs closure to this. Just pray people, pray!