Police investigating disappearance of Socastee woman
Horry County police are searching for Heather Elvis, 20, of Socastee after she was reported missing Thursday night by her father, according to Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.
Kegler said Elvis was last seen at her parents house on Tuesday night and the last time her cell phone pinged was Wednesday morning at 3 a.m.
If you have any information about her whereabouts you are asked to call the Horry County Police Department: (843) 915-5350.
Horry County Police Dept.
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SOCASTEE, S.C. -
A Myrtle Beach father has added $9,000 to the reward for his missing daughter -- the same day a new organized search started and a week after the first search was conducted for her near the Waccamaw River in Socastee.
The reward is now up to $20,000 for Heather Elvis, age 20, who was last heard from on Dec. 17 and whose abandoned car was found on Dec. 19 near Peachtree Landing in Socastee.
Terry Elvis, Heather's father, told WBTW that he has personally added the extra money to the reward.
Monica Caison, the Executive Director of CUE, said they started around 8:30am Friday morning with 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.
Caison said law enforcement and retired law enforcement were on scene volunteering with the organization.
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.
He (Terry) said the last time he saw Heather was on Monday the 16th, just a few days before she went missing. Family members write on social media Heather's phone has been turned off and was last active around 3am last Wednesday.
If you have any information on Heather Elvis, please call the Horry County Police Department.
"If by any reason at all you should hear this Heather I love you your sister loves you we want you home," said Terry Elvis.
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 email@example.com
More at link (especially regarding the newly established donation fund, which are linked to local banks, and other online methods such as PayPal)
Myrtle Beach Dad Increases Reward for Missing Daughter | WBTW-13
I thought I read in MSM that the keys to Heather's keys were in the ignition but I searched and couldn't find any information on that or on whether or not her cell phone had been found. I know a lot of people go out to drink and smoke on boats even at night. I wonder if Heather went with someone out in a boat---it would explain why some of her personal effects (like her wallet) were still in her car if that turns out to be the case. It's a shame that so much time lapsed between her last known activity and getting the police involvesd.
Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the disappearance of Elvis, Horry County Police spokesman Robert Kegler said -
Speaking of mysteries - billions of people past/present, so what are the odds of ever getting to be on the inside and looking out from one... .
Does anyone know if any males are missing in the area that are Heather's age. Or if any males around the same age went missing when she did or even a day after. Might be connected to Heather if they have.
Good morning everyone. Hoping today is the day!
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HCPD: Case "cold" in search for missing Waffle House waitress
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 10:16 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 24, 2011 9:00 AM EDT
AYNOR, SC (WMBF) - Family and friends of a missing Aynor woman continue to hold out hope after over a year of searching concludes with few results.
Horry County Police were first informed of Susan DeLuca's disappearance back in April of 2010 after family members became concerned from a lack of phone contact. It wasn't until nearly two months later, on June 21st, that police discovered DeLuca's car submerged in the Little Pee Dee River.
Initial reports showed DeLuca may have last been seen at the Sparky's Fireworks on US-501.
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An odd question, I know, but could Heather have possible been doing any "modeling" gigs, say Model Mayhem, photo shoots or anything like that?
There is a possibility.... I think at least one of her fb photos is a professional photo taken by someone who is listed on Model Mayhem.
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Heather did some modeling for imported cars. Look up Importsofthebeach on FB. They have her pic posted on their page like Tilted Kilt does.
Note the time last seen and heard from. Has this already been reported? I am also having trouble linking another story from myrtle beach online, I believe was published Oct 27, 2013, which is a "best of's" Myrtle beach which seems aimed at tourists. Peachtree Landing in Socastee is mentioned as a nice place to spend a morning. Could someone with better skills bring that article here? Thank you. It may be that more people than locals have been made aware of P'tree landing.TIAThere was no Christmas miracle for the family of Heather Elvis, the 20-year-old from Socastee who has been missing more than a week.
Law enforcement and the Center for Missing Persons or CUE are still searching the Socastee area with a focus on the water.
Elvis was reported missing Dec. 19 when her car, a 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was found abandoned at Peachtree Landing, Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said.
It was unclear who last saw Elvis and when, but a flier created by family said she was last heard from about 3 a.m. Dec. 17 and she was last seen about 2 a.m. that day at a home off River Oaks Drive.
In a Facebook page managed by the family, Elvis’ father Terry Elvis, said sleep is fleeting and he continues to pray for his daughter to return home.
“My family is hurting, our hearts are heavy,” he said. “Christmas has been filled with pain and Heather is still not home.”
There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to finding Elvis. The family has also set up a reward donation account with a PayPal account under FindHeatherElvis@gmail.com.
“We are not asking for donations, but will not refuse any help we can get to add to the reward and help with efforts to find our daughter,” Elvis said on the Facebook page.
On Friday, the reward was increased to $20,000, according to an updated flier.
Monica Caison, director of CUE, said the search will likely change Friday to include more ground.
Kegler said there was no sign that she was in the water, even though her vehicle was a the boat landing.
Horry County, Myrtle Beach and state authorities have participated in the search with helicopters, boats and feet on the ground.
Caison said the search has been constant and some volunteers spent Christmas looking for Elvis.
Tips could help. Caison said people out on the water, or in the area should report anything that seems suspicious to police.
“Anything that doesn’t fit that looks like it’s fresh, call law enforcement,” Caison said. “I know it seems like an eternity for the family, but she hasn’t been missing that long. Anything that looks like it’s been out there a week could be a clue.”
Additionally, Caison said anyone who may have seen or been in contact with Elvis after Dec. 17 that hasn’t already spoke with police, should call law enforcement.
Elvis is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 118 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Elvis’ whereabouts can call 915-TIPS, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.
Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/201...#storylink=cpy
Finally jumping in--I've been reading through the first thread trying to get up to speed.
Although I'm trying to stay positive, I'm really concerned about Heather.
This is what I've gathered so far:
Monday, Dec. 16 - Heather last saw her father.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Heather went to her parent's home in the afternoon to pick up her mail as she had possibly only recently moved into a condo off River Oaks Drive with her female friend. MSM reports Heather had a date later that evening.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Between 12:00 midnight and 2:00 am, Heather possibly checked in with her mother to say she was back from her date. Heather may have been alone in her own condo at this time as her roommate was possibly out of town.
Heather may have called her roommate at approximately 3:00 am, telling her that the date had gone well. She may have received one more incoming call or a text message after this time--no further details on this call have been released.
Thursday, Dec. 19 - Police received a call from a resident that there was a car unknown to the Socastee's neighborhood, strangely parked facing the water; and that the caller believed the car could have been there since Monday, the 16th.
Police respond and discover that the car is Heather's and they notify her father--this could have been in the evening. It is rumored that Heather's purse, license, and debit card were still in her car.
Heather's father reported her as missing at this time.
Friday, Dec. 20 - Heather did not show up for her shift at work. Wednesday and Thursday may have been her days off.
So, if I have any of that correct, I'm seeing this as an abduction.
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With that said, I am very concerned that the Horry County PD Spokesperson Robert Kegler, has not updated the investigation or held a press conference, which is normal in high profile missing person's cases. Especially since there are now a minimum of 'Seven unsolved missing persons cases in the Myrtle Beach area.. Imo, HCPD is squandering very valuable resources available to them.
Sucks this made it to thread 2, but thank you ima for starting new one.
Since you've had time to take a look at thread #1, would you mind reviewing the maps that have been posted so far?
I've posted a few (more like repost from other WSers, with added Locations) that have 5-6 points of interest. I'd appreciate your (and others') input regarding additional points to add, as I'm working on an updated map now.
I know we need to be sure be careful to add places that are "known" (i.e., not violate TOS).
Please give your feedback. The new map will have text labels, so the more info from everyone, the better. TIA!
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Let me know if there are other points of interest and I will update the picture accordingly.
I just wanted to give a quick update that as I was driving down River Oaks just now I saw a handful of people searching. I wish there were more but I know this isn't organized by CUE so I understand.
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