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Morris family missing Kelly at Christmas

Posted December 24, 2008 4:27 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:11 p.m. EDT

— Pat Currin spent Christmas Eve much like he has spent every day since Sept. 3. He pored over a map, looking for hope that his missing daughter would soon be found.

Kelly Morris was reported missing after her home burned. Investigators found her Accord, keys, purse, and cell phone the same day in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from her home.

Since then, there have been few clues in the disappearance of the Granville County mother.

Her father admits he no longer believes she is alive, but "we think somebody knows something," he said.

Pat Currin doesn't know what to tell his granddaughters, Kelly's children.

"I am to the point that I think Kelly is not coming back. I don't think Kelly is alive, but she's got two kids that's got to be raised."

"We are eventually going to have to face that and figure out and come to some kind of plan to talk to them about your momma is not here and there is a possibility she may not come back."

Currin has never celebrated Christmas without both of his children.

"Everybody always has to be there. You don't do it because another child is somewhere else, you wait until everybody can come," he explained.

This year he won't celebrate on Christmas Day. "There is no Christmas," he said Wednesday.

Instead, Currin and his wife will likely be searching. It is the same way they spent Thanksgiving.

"You don't have any choice but to look. We don't know where she is at and by looking at least we know where she is not," he said.

The Granville County Sheriff's Office is still investigating Kelly's disappearance. Kelly Morris' husband, Scott, has been the focus of several search warrants, but he hasn't been charged in the case.

The Currin family is offering a $30,000 reward for information about Kelly's disappearance.

Family members say they will not stop searching and urge anyone with any information to contact Granville County sheriff's investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.