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Police look at husband of missing Granville mom

Posted September 15, 2008 4:24 p.m. EDT

— The Granville County sheriff confirmed Monday that Scott Morris is a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Kelly.

Authorities and dozens of volunteers have searched for the Stem woman whose car was found about a mile away from her burning home Sept. 4.

Police found Morris's burgundy 2005 Honda Accord (North Carolina license plate TXP-5917), keys, purse and cell phone 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 the home when it burned.

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

Authorities have determined that arson was the cause of the house fire.

Morris' husband, Scott Morris, was at work at the time of the blaze; their two children were at school, authorities said. He told sheriff's investigators the family last saw her on the evening of Sept. 3