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Family will 'not give up' search for Granville mom

Posted November 12, 2008 4:40 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2008 11:56 a.m. EST

— Family members of a missing Stem woman say they will continue to search for her despite two months of no leads.

“We don’t feel as though we’re looking for a body now as much as we’re looking for an item, a piece of clothing…or bones,” said Pat Currin, father of the missing woman, Kelly Morris.

Currin said volunteers last week found bones in the southern end of Granville County. An analysis by the sheriff’s office and other officials showed the bones belonged to an animal.

Morris, 28, 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.

“He’s a person of interest to them, so he’s a person of interest to me,” Currin said Wednesday at a news conference.

Since her disappearance volunteers and the high-profile group Texas EquuSearch have joined family and friends in the search for Morris.

The Granville County sheriff’s office has six detectives working on Kelly Morris’ disappearance. The State Bureau of Investigation is also involved.

Currin said volunteers will be focusing their search efforts in northwest Granville County. He said the group has already covered the southern part of the county and will move to the Berea area on Sunday. Anyone wanting to assist in the search should meet at 8 a.m. at the Berea Fire Department.

“We’re not willing to give up on the search,” Currin said.

Currin is also asking to search any wells located on private properties in Granville County.

Kelly Morris’ family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her. Volunteers have setup the phone number, 919-812-2310, and an e-mail address, helpfindkelly@gmail.com, to receive tips.

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