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Family asks for help in finding missing Granville County mom

Posted September 22, 2008 7:14 p.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2008 11:07 p.m. EDT

— The family of a missing Granville County woman is asking for the public’s help.

Kelly Morris, 28, was last seen the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott Morris, and two children at her home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem, according to the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Morris' family urged people to keep an eye out for their missing daughter.

“We know that hunters are in the woods now. We know that land owners may have a perimeter of land that they have not checked in awhile. Anybody who is a four-wheeling person that would ride the paths and take a few extra minutes to look,” said Pat Currin, Morris’ father.

Police found Morris' burgundy, 2005 Honda Accord along with her keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision on Sept. 4, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the home.

Investigators said there was no sign that Morris was in the home when it burned. At the time of the fire, Scott Morris was at work and their two children were at school, authorities said. The fire has been classified as arson.

Currin said that he is trying to organize an extensive search for Saturday and Sunday and will be asking volunteers to meet at Old Weaver Trail and Highway 50. Last weekend, about 50 people searched for Morris.

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