Mother missing for a year

September 2, 2009 9:20:21 PM PDT
On Thursday, hundreds of people are expected at a vigil for a Granville County woman who went missing a year ago.On the same day Kelly Currin Morris vanished, her home mysteriously caught fire. Less than a mile away, her abandoned car turned up in an undeveloped subdivision.

"Kelly wouldn't have ever left her girls, her car, her keys and especially she wouldn't have left her cell phone," Morris' mother Wanda Hollis said.

Despite months of searching there's been no sign of the missing mother of two.

"My heart is broken, but her love just fills my heart and her memories fill my heart," Hollis said.

It's been a heartbreaking year for Morris' family, because there's been no arrest in connection with the arson at her home and her husband is still considered the only person of interest.

Hollis said what confuses her even more is the relentless search for Morris and the noticeable absence of one person in particular.

"I still to this day can't understand why a husband isn't out searching just like the rest of Kelly's family," she said.

Scott Morris, his attorneys and family have declined to comment publicly, but in court documents Scott has said he doesn't know his wife's whereabouts.

Investigators have always said an arsonist was responsible for the fire at the Morris' home. Eyewitness News has learned diesel fuel was used inside the home. It may have started a slow-burning blaze.

With no sign of Kelly Morris, no arrest and few new leads, her family said it's been a frustrating year and are forced to explain to her young daughters why their mother is gone.

"Somebody is responsible for Kelly's disappearance, somebody knows where Kelly is," Hollis said.

Hollis said she holds out hope for a break in the case, a missing clue that could somehow bring the mystery to an end.

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