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Searchers cast wider net for missing Granville mom

Posted October 8, 2008 11:16 a.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2008 4:04 p.m. EDT

— Teams searching for a missing Granville County mother will expand their search to parts of Durham and Person counties, family members said Wednesday.

Pat Currin, father of Kelly Morris, said that in the month since his daughter was last seen, teams have covered much of Granville County. The volunteers will cast a wider net beginning Wednesday.

Morris, 28, was last seen on the night of Sept. 3 by her husband, Scott, and children at their home at 3220 Tump Wilkins Road in Stem.

The next day, authorities found her car and personal belongings in an undeveloped subdivision about a mile from the home, shortly after firefighters responded to a fire at the residence.

Investigators believe the fire was set and do not believe Morris was at home at the time.

Kelly Morris’ family is offering a $30,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.

On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Easley added $5,000 to that total.

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.