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Weather inhibits search for missing Granville County mom

Posted September 10, 2008

— The Granville County Sheriff's Office grounded the helicopter search for a missing Stem woman Wednesday due to poor flying conditions, a spokeswoman said.

The search for Kelly Morris continues on the ground and in bodies of water.

Morris's car was found about a mile away from her burning home last week. She had last been seen the previous night, authorities said.

Authorities and dozens of volunteers searched the woods near Morris's home Tuesday and distributed fliers while holding onto hope that the 28-year-old mother of two will be found alive.

"We are turning anything over. We're looking in wells, ponds – anything, anywhere," Truitt Thompson, a family friend, said.

Police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord (North Carolina license plate TXP-5917), keys, purse and cell phone Thursday in an undeveloped subdivision, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at her home, 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.

Investigators say there was no sign that Morris was in her home when it burned. Her husband and two children were not at home at the time of the fire.

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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  • xchief661 Sep 12, 2008

    Please know that alot of people are praying for her safe return. Not knowing is hard when you cannot find your child.

  • something2say Sep 12, 2008

    So scary how many of these are happening these days!

  • BLUEEYEZ84 Sep 12, 2008

    The ATF is involved with anything fire-related.

  • carolina blue sky Sep 12, 2008

    Is the ATF involved in the fire in Vance County where the woman burned up in the house too??

  • BLUEEYEZ84 Sep 12, 2008

    "Did anyone catch on to the fact that the ATF is also involved?? ABC 11 reported that... ATF?? They don't usually get involved unless there is really something going on...."

    ATF gets involved when a fire is involved

    "Ground search also called off? What? No ground search? WOW!"

    There has been serval ground, air, and water searchs.

    "also they did get his roll back and impound it"

    Stop spreading rumors, his roll back has NOT been impounded..It is still being used for work.

    " he was seen riding around in Butner on Friday by himself"

    Of course he rides around in that area, he lives in that area.

  • STUPID... Sep 12, 2008

    There is a group on facebook called "Find Kelly Currin Morris" and you can email the group to get posters to post.

  • carolina blue sky Sep 12, 2008

    I don't know Kelly or her family, but my heart breaks for them. I plan to go out and help today with the search, just because I feel like I should do something to help. If it were my child, I too would want anyone and everyone out looking for her. Did anyone catch on to the fact that the ATF is also involved?? ABC 11 reported that... ATF?? They don't usually get involved unless there is really something going on....

  • shytowngirl1963 Sep 11, 2008

    We don't know Kelly or any of her family but we are all praying for her and her family. May GOD shine some light and let her be found alive and well. I'm sure this is a nightmare for her kids.
    Once again our prayers are with you... GOD BLESS

  • oldschooltarheel Sep 11, 2008

    Ground search also called off? What? No ground search? WOW!

  • redneckdiva Sep 11, 2008

    I hope that search continues tomorrow and that more people will make it out to the area to look for her. I know it's hard to put yourself in a situation like this, but what if you were? I really think the whole community and anyone reading this could step up and search for her, it's just heartbreaking to me that her story isn't getting more attention. We would want complete strangers out there if we were missing, or at least I would. I truly hope that they find her soon. As for all the hunters out there that are getting ready this weekend for hunting season...put aside the hobby and get out there on a real "hunting" expenditure... for KELLY CURRIN MORRIS!!! May God Bless each and every one of you!!! Praying for you Kelly & Family!