Missing woman's husband hires attorney

October 7, 2008 4:41:15 AM PDT
The husband of a missing Granville County woman has hired a Durham attorney to represent him.There are no named suspects in the disappearance of 28-year-old Kelly Currin Morris. Investigators have named her husband William Scott Morris as a person of interest.

Morris went missing September 4, the same day her home mysteriously caught fire off Tump Wilkins Road in Stem. Her vehicle was discovered less than a mile from her home with her purse, keys and cell phone locked inside.

Dozens of volunteers have spent several weeks searching for Morris. Her family has hired a team of professional divers to help with their efforts this week.

On Friday, Morris' father announced a $30,000 reward for information about her disappearance. Relatives said they have received few credible leads. Anyone with information is urged to call the Granville County Sheriff's Department or a special 24-hour hotline at (919) 812-2310.

Investigators said they continue to follow up on every potential lead, including a discovery made two weeks ago.

The State Bureau of Investigation lab is analyzing a gas can and T-shirt found by volunteers near Brassfield and Hawley School Roads. A special K-9 unit was dispatched afterward to comb the area.

Investigators tell Eyewitness News they don't expect forensic tests on the shirt and gas can to net any significant clues in the disappearance of Morris. Detectives said they've conducted multiple interviews in the case, including acquaintances of the couple.

According to search warrants, Morris' husband is the focus of a criminal investigation.

Two search warrants in the case remain sealed. But, a third warrant said Scott was the last to see his wife alive on September 3.

The warrant suggests he has given investigators conflicting statements about his wife's whereabouts and what he was doing the day after her disappearance.


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