Search warrants sealed in missing mom case

September 22, 2008 4:53:17 AM PDT
Eyewitness News has learned at least two search warrants in the case of a missing Granville County mother are sealed under a judge's order. According to court officials, the first order was issued on September 12.

The second order was issued on September 16. According to the judge's order, the documents will remain sealed until further notice.

This is the third high profile case in recent months where documents related to the criminal investigation were sealed. When search warrants are sealed, it allows investigators to keep details of a specific case out of the public domain. It's a rare step taken by court officials to protect an investigation and to ensure a fair trial.

A prayer vigil for Kelly Currin Morris is planned for Friday evening in Creedmoor.

Investigators returned to the home of a missing Granville County mother on Thursday, two weeks from the day an alleged arsonist started a fire there.

According to the sheriff, there's no evidence Kelly Currin Morris was at home at the time of the blaze. But, investigators are searching for any clues they may have overlooked, he said.

Several volunteers were also on hand searching through charred debris at the home Kelly shared with her husband and two children. Her family has hired a private canine team based in Burlington, NC. The dogs are trained to track the scent of a specific person. They spent the day searching for any sign of Kelly Currin Morris at her home and nearby woods.

Investigators have named William Scott Morris as a person of interest in the fire and his wife's disappearance. Eyewitness News has learned Morris has spoken with investigators several times but has not joined the search for his wife.

The mother of two 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 at school. Her vehicle was discovered less than a mile from her home with her purse, keys and cell phone locked inside.

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


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