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Governor Nikki Haley meets with Heather Elvis family

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It's been one month since anyone has seen Heather Elvis.

Crews with the Cue Center for Missing Persons, Horry County Police, and ordinary citizens have searched for Elvis.

Her case has even received national media exposure as it was featured on the Nancy Grace show.

Elvis is 20-years-old from Socastee.

She was most recently seen on December 17.

She is five-one and 118 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

After Heather went missing, social media began to play a major role in the effort to find her.

Her family and friends created the "find Heather Elvis" facebook page.

On that page, her father, Terry, posted a comment that he had sent an email to Governor Nikki Haley asking her for help with finding his daughter. He went onto say that he had not received a response from the Governor.

Governor Nikki Haley made two stops in our area Friday. During her visit to Myrtle Beach, News13 asked the Governor if she has spoken to any member of Heather Elvis' family. She told us she had been in contact with the family.

"And that's the thing we try to avoid direct contact because there are so many missing people in South Carolina and we can't reach out. This family in particular raised quite a few concerns and needed some extra attention and so we did finally get to talk to them and make sure their concerns were put to rest and we're going to do everything to help them," said Governor Nikki Haley.

"For families of missing children...can they have the same opportunity if they also have specific question for you or to reach out to you in anyway?" News13 reporter.

"Well we are very blessed to have chief...with SLED and what we do is give all the support to the Sheriff's Department that we need to and when they tell us they need additional support we give it. And so we rely on the Police Departments, if they tell us that they need something from us then we do it, but otherwise we try to support them where we can so we really do rely on the Sheriff's Department to tell us when they need that," said Governor Haley.

We called the Horry County Police Department to ask what the Governor may be referring to and if they had heard from the Governor's office about the Heather Elvis case.

Lt. Robert Kegler said the Horry County Police Department did not request assistance but the state's Crime Victims Office did.

When we asked the crime victims office why it requested help from the state, it said it could not comment.

News13 reached out to the Elvis family asking if the Governor met with them. Terry Elvis, Heather Elvis' father told us, "we had a meeting today with Morgan [Heather's sister] and my wife in an undisclosed location. It was a very casual talk and I feel 100 percent more confident in what's going to happen and what is happening in the whole case, she relieved stress. I enjoyed it immensely," said Terry Elvis, Heather's father.

He went onto to say he's very grateful she was able to reach out to them. He said Governor Haley was already on the Grand Strand and it worked out where they could meet. 

Right now a 25 thousand dollar reward is offered for any information leading to closure of this case.

You're asked to call 843-915 tips with any information you may have.

Count on news13 to keep you covered on any new developments.

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