Authorities, public search for two missing women

  • Monday, December 30, 2013

Heather Elvis


Two women are now missing in what is believed to be unrelated cases in the southern areas of Horry County.

Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police confirmed major crimes is investigating the disappearance of Jamie Lynn Cross, 24, of Murrells Inlet.

She was reported missing on Christmas Day, but was last seen on December 23.

Cross, a mother, is described as having blue eyes and neon pink hair. She was last seen leaving her Myrtle Beach home in her green Volkswagen around 5 p.m. the Dec 23. Her family expected her around 10 p.m. that night, but she has not been heard from since.

She has a tattoo on her forearm with the name of her oldest son, “Kevin Scott Campbell.”

Cross’s disappearance comes less than a week after Heather Elvis, 20, of Myrtle Beach was reported missing.

Lt. Kegler said there is no reason to believe the two are related.

Elvis has been missing since Dec. 17.

Her abandoned car was found on Dec. 19 near Peachtree Landing in Socastee.

A reward which was $11,000 has grown to $20,000 for information that helps find the missing woman.

Terry Elvis, Heather’s father, told WBTW that he has personally added the extra money to the reward.

Contributions are now being accepted in a fund named “Find Heather Elvis” at any South Carolina First Citizens branch. This fund was developed to help the family with the ongoing costs related to the search and rescue.

Donations are also accepted on the Findheatherelvis Facebook page. Donations are accepted online via Paypal and all major credit cards.

A new organized search was started Friday morning with the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Monica Caison, the Executive Director of CUE, said they used more than 20 boats and kayakers in the waterway at Peachtree Landing.

“This is where we were asked to search by Horry County. And now we’re monitoring

the waters and just looking for any clues. You can pass an area and then someone can come through and see something you didn’t see the first time. So we’re just trying to eliminate this area so we can move fully away from it all together,” said Caison.

As volunteers kept their eyes on the water hoping to find answers, Caison said they also used camera equipment, all in an effort to search as much of the area as possible. And while she wouldn’t give specifics, she said this is not the only area they search.

“This is just where we are staging because it’s the most convenient for parking and what not but we have other teams out on other locations,” said Caison.

There is an $20,000 reward for information that leads to her location. Any tips concerning the disappearance of Heather Elvis can now also be emailed to crimetips@horrycounty.org

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