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SBI will search e-mails of missing mom

Posted August 14, 2009 11:25 a.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2009 12:37 p.m. EDT

— Investigators have a new lead in the disappearance of a Stem woman almost a year ago.

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.

In a search warrant issued Aug. 4, Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood authorized the search of a Road Runner e-mail address known to have belonged to the missing woman. According to the warrant, a friend of Kelly Morris told investigators about the e-mail account and provided copies of e-mail received from the account.

Investigators have already looked at several other e-mail addresses, as well as bank records, belonging to Scott Morris.

Since her disappearance, local authorities and volunteers have searched numerous times to find her. Her family is offering a $30,000 reward for information about her disappearance.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Granville County sheriff's investigators at 919-693-3213 or a volunteer search line at 919-812-2310.