Search ramps up for missing Myrtle Beach woman - WRBL

Search ramps up for missing Myrtle Beach woman

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -

It's been more than a week since Heather Elvis was reported missing after her car was found abandoned near Peachtree Landing in Socastee December 19.  

On the Facebook page set up to help find her, the family is asking anyone with boating experience or a boat to get in touch with the CUE Center for am organized search Friday at Peachtree Landing, 6699 Peachtree Road in Myrtle Beach. You are asked to arrive between 8 and 8:30 a.m. and this a volunteer effort.

Her father, Terry Elvis, has printed dozens of missing poster signs. He told News13 this time of the year was Heather's favorite. "Two days before she went missing she sent me a text just like every Christmas...she would send me an item that she wanted didn't say a word just sent the picture and those are under the tree, wrapped, they're ready, ready for her to come home," said Terry Elvis.

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

"It's been all sorts of colors just because she used to experiment a lot. So I went through very, very different colors. She loves anything with art. 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," said Morgan Elvis.  

Morgan said she is very close to her sister Heather.

"My sister was really my other half for a while there. And she's all I have to reach out to I'm not a very trusting person and so she knew me like nobody else did so I could trust her and that's hard," 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.

"I 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. It's amazing, I never knew you could feel that way, so if anyone knows anything please come forward," said Terry Elvis.

He 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.

"At this point we've been, the community has come together just tremendously, people have been calling with the smallest of tips and apologizing. Don't apologize the smallest of tips could lead to the largest of finds. I appreciate every phone call, whether it's to offer support or information. Everybody in the community has called with information and that's what we're lacking is information. At this point if anyone knows anything, don't hesitate to call," said Terry Elvis.

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 $11,000 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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