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Search for missing Granville mom focuses on husband

Posted November 4, 2008 12:23 p.m. EST

— Agents from the State Bureau of Investigation have joined the search for a missing woman from Stem.

Kelly Morris was last seen on Sept. 3. The next day, police found her car, keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at her home, 3220 Tump Wilkins Road.

The Granville County sheriff has said her husband, Scott Morris, is a person of interest her disappearance.

On Tuesday, the SBI returned search warrants for Kelly Morris' e-mail account and for a Chase Bank Visa card in her husband's name.

The warrants outline the inconsistent stories and actions of Scott Morris in the hours and days after Kelly's disappearance.

Scott Morris told sheriff's deputies that his wife had gone to look for a missing dog on the night of Sept. 3. He told his father that he suspected her of cheating on him to explain her absence that night.

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