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Husband's DNA gathered in search for Kelly Morris

Posted November 19, 2008 5:16 p.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2008 10:48 p.m. EST

— Investigators in the search for a missing Granville County woman returned search warrants Wednesday that keep the focus squarely on her husband.

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. The latest warrants sought samples of his blood, hair and saliva.

The State Bureau of Investigation previously searched Scott Morris's bank accounts and Kelly Morris' e-mail account.

Affidavits that investigators submitted to to the court to back up their request for the warrants outline Scott Morris' inconsistent stories and actions in the hours and days after Kelly Morris' 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 Kelly Morris' disappearance to contact them at 919-693-3213.

Volunteers are also needed to help search for Morris this Sunday. Those interested should meet on N.C. Highway 158 and Culbreth Road in Oxford at 8 a.m. For more information, you can send an e-mail to: helpfindkelly@gmail.com.