SBI helps with missing mother case

September 15, 2008 1:02:46 PM PDT
With the official search for Kelly Currin Morris suspended, Granville County investigators and the State Bureau of Investigation have teamed up to figure out what happened to the missing mother of two. Professional search and rescue workers from various agencies spent the weekend canvassing rural Granville County.

Morris went missing September 4, the same day her home mysteriously caught fire off Tump Wilkins Road in Stem. Morris' husband was said to be at work at the time of the blaze while their daughters were in school.

Forensic tests suggest the fire was the work of an arsonist. Investigators have named William "Scott" Morris as a person of interest in the fire and his wife's disappearance.

"We continue to investigate," said Sheriff David Smith, "But, as time goes on, the bleaker things begin to appear."

Smith declined to comment on whether Scott Morris was cooperating with the investigation. Eyewitness News has learned Morris has spoken with investigators several times since his wife's disappearance.

Her vehicle was discovered less than a mile from the couple's home with Kelly's purse, keys and cell phone locked inside. Investigators said her husband William Scott Morris was the last to see her before her disappearance. Kelly Currin Morris was reportedly headed to a new job in Raleigh but never arrived.

On Monday, relatives and a dozen volunteers continued to search several wooded areas in Granville County in hopes of finding any evidence linked to her disappearance. A team of trackers plan to search the entire week without the help of law enforcement.

"We're not giving up," said Juanita Currin, Morris' stepmother, "We're not giving up until we find her."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Granville County Sheriff's Department at (919) 693-3213.


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