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Vigil held for missing Granville County mother

Posted January 4, 2009 5:09 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:11 p.m. EDT

— The family of a missing Granville County mother held a prayer vigil on Sunday, the day she would have turned 29-years-old.

Morris was last seen the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott Morris, and two children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem. The home caught on fire the next day, and police found Morris' car, keys, purse and cell phone in an undeveloped subdivision. Sunday marked the four month anniversary of the fire.

“I don’t know that we are coping. We are just getting by one day to the next,” Morris’ father Pat Currin said.

The vigil was held at The Gazebo on Central Avenue in Butner. At the end of the service, purple balloons were released into the air.

“We have hope that she is OK and if she’s not OK we just want to be able to give her family closure and peace,” Morris’ childhood friend Elizabeth Dean said.

The Granville County Sheriff's Office is still investigating Morris' 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.

“It’s important for us to find her and that’s probably what gets us through every day is still knowing there are search teams out there looking for her and there’s still an effort to find her,” said Juanita Currin, Morris’ step-mother.

Pat Currin said he still searches the woods every day looking for his daughter. He said he has given up hope that she is alive because he does not believe she would leave her two children.

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.