Tuesday, December 29, 2009

RIP Kelly Morris

The skeletal remains of Kelly Currin Morris have been found on November 17, 2009, near Creedmoor, NC. She was missing since September 3, 2008 from Stem, NC, in the same county of Granville. Her husband, William "Scott" Morris, was arrested shortly afterward. The number of people actively searching for her was very impressive. The search went on for 14 months.

The home in which Kelly shared with her husband and two children caught fire the day after she went missing, on September 4, 2008. Hours later, her car was found a mile away, with her purse and cell phone inside. The keys were in the ignition. SBI concluded the house fire was deliberately set. Scott Morris was always suspected of Kelly's murder, as well as arson, but as often happens, a lack of evidence kept him from being arrested - until recently. He is charged with first-degree murder and held without bond.


In spite of massive search efforts, it took over a year to finally find Kelly's remains. Where they were found was at the Tar River Fox Pen, a 900 acre facility surrounded by an electric fence and barbed wire. It is believed the body was ravaged by the foxes and coyotes being kept there. There was only a skull and a few other bones, with a bed comforter. The skull included teeth, and ID was possible via dental records.

This discovery brought to public attention the controversial sport of wildlife "penning," in which wild animals are hunted by packs of dogs in a confined area, often getting torn to pieces. This is considered a cruel practice, and many groups concerned with animal rights, including the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Welfare Institute, are seeking to have it banned in this state. There is an "NC Senate Bill 515" to stop wildlife penning, currently seeking public support.


A petition to support NC Senate Bill 515

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all my readers, my friends, and my fellow bloggers, whose moral support means more to me than I can express in words, but I keep on trying!

You will also find me in Who Killed Theresa? and Chris's Crime Forum.
My Internet Family - God bless us, everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jason Young Arrested

It was three years ago last month when Michelle Young was found murdered in her home in the Raleigh area of NC, on November 3, 2006.

Her husband, Jason Young, was the prime suspect from the beginning, but a lack of physical evidence kept him from being arrested.

Today it finally happened.

Thanks NC Wanted!
You've just made my Holiday Season a little brighter!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Santa Visits Carrboro

'Twas awhile before Christmas when all through the town,
not a person was smiling. They were all pretty down.

I was walking down Main Street 'til I came to this spot
called the Bank of America parking lot.

Whenever I come here I always remember
a friend who went missing the first day of December.

At the Jade Palace Restaurant across the street
I was joined by some friends who I happened to meet.

We greeted each other and remembered the reason
we tend to be sad on the Holiday Season.

A fellow spoke up and said "That's enough!
I'm tired of hearing this old Debbie stuff!

"Get on with your life. Get this through your head.
Life is for the living and Debbie is dead."

Then down on the street came a reindeer-drawn sled
with a fat jolly fellow all dressed in red.

We knew right away just who it was.
Who else could it be but Santa Claus?

He was handing out gifts as he stepped from his sleigh,
and everyone's sadness seemed to just melt away.

As a crowd gathered 'round at the sight to behold,
he turned to the fellow who had spoken so bold.

"Regardless of if you've been naughty or nice,
listen to me and I'll give you advice.

"Everyone you encounter becomes part of you.
Remember that someday you will die too.

"With those who are living share your love and your cheer,
and also with those who are no longer here."

Santa then turned his head and he looked right at me,
saying "I too remember your friend Debbie Key.

"The Spirit of Christmas she held close to her heart,
and she still shares our love even though we're apart.

"She celebrated life from beginning to end.
My advice to you... Keep on blogging, my friend!"

He returned to his sleigh and said "I believe
I will see you again on this Christmas Eve!"

He then shook the reins and took off down the street
to the sound of thirty-two reindeer hoof beats.

The people were standing in shock and in awe,
each asking if this really was Santa they saw.

And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and keep up the good fight!"