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Investigators want bank records of Kelly Morris' husband

Posted December 11, 2008 4:28 p.m. EST
Updated December 11, 2008 9:17 p.m. EST

— Two new search warrants were returned Thursday in the case of a missing Stem woman.

Kelly Morris, 28, was reported missing in September after firefighters responded to a blaze at her home on Tump Wilkins Road. Police found her burgundy 2005 Honda Accord, keys, purse and cell phone on the same day in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from her home.

Thursday's warrants were for access to an e-mail account belonging to Morris and access to her husband's bank records at Cardinal Bank dating to Jan. 1.

Police have called Scott Morris, her husband, a person of interest in her disappearance, and he has been a focus of investigators in multiple search warrants related to the case.

Family members and friends told authorities the couple was having marital problems and had talked about divorce, according to affidavits that detectives gave the court to support their  requests for the warrants.

They also indicate inconsistencies between Scott Morris' account and those of others regarding his actions in the hours after he says he last saw his wife.

Morris' family, friends and volunteers have conducted numerous searches and have held a number of vigils to keep the case in the public eye.

They say they won't give up until they bring her home. Volunteers can send an e-mail to helpfindkelly@gmail.com to ask for more information on how to help.

Granville County sheriff's investigators, meanwhile, continue their investigation and urge anyone with information about the case to call 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.