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Search continues for missing Socastee woman

  • Friday, December 27, 2013

  • Updated Friday, January 3, 2014 10:05 am

Heather Elvis

Itís been more than a week since Heather Elvis was reported missing after her car was found abandoned near Peachtree Landing in Socastee.

Her father, Terry Elvis, printed missing poster signs that have been passed around by family and friends.

ďTwo days before she went missing she sent me a text just like every Christmas. She would send me an item that she wanted didnít say a word just sent the picture and those are under the tree, wrapped. Theyíre ready for her to come home,Ē said Terry Elvis said Tuesday.

He said his daughter was about to start a new job as a makeup artist for a Myrtle Beach hair salon. Itís field she had always wanted to work in. She even taught her younger sister Morgan how to do her hair and makeup.

She did photography for a little bit and she designed clothing and then she did cosmetology because she had this dream goal of being the star of her own runway show and filming it and doing all the media coverage for it,Ē said Morgan Elvis.

Morgan said she is very close to Heather.

ďMy sister was really my other half for a while there. And sheís all I have to reach out to. Iím not a very trusting person and so she knew me like nobody else did so I could trust her and thatís hard,Ē said Morgan Elvis.

Horry County Police, along with several other state agencies, as well as family and friends, have searched for clues as to where Elvis might be but, so far, no answers.

ďI thought I knew the meaning of pain. I thought I knew the meaning of love. I thought I knew just how much my children meant to me. I had no idea how deep it runs. Itís amazing, I never knew you could feel that way, so if anyone knows anything please come forward,Ē said Terry Elvis.

He said the last time he saw Heather was on Monday, December 16th, just a few days before she went missing. Family members write on social media Heatherís phone has been turned off and was last active around 3 a.m. Dec. 18.

ďThe community has come together just tremendously. People have been calling with the smallest of tips and apologizing. Donít apologize. The smallest of tips could lead to the largest of finds. I appreciate every phone call, whether itís to offer support or information. Everybody in the community has called with information and thatís what weíre lacking is information. At this point if anyone knows anything, donít hesitate to call,Ē said Terry Elvis.

If you have any information on Heather Elvis, please call the Horry County Police Department.

There is an $11,000 reward for information that leads to her location.

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