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Horry County Police explain what's next in the Heather Elvis investigation

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Sidney and Tammy Moorer were both charged with kidnapping and murder. But as they wait for their next court appearance, the Horry County Police Department is working to find Heather Elvis.

"Nothing is ruled out. Things that have been searched already have not been ruled out there is no indication that [if] any information that comes to us that leads to an area that we've searched, that area will be searched again," said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.

Right now, Lt. Kegler said there are no searches scheduled. But he said that can change at any minute if tips lead detectives and the task force to a location.

Lt. Kegler said they will also continue to work with the solicitors office for the prosecution.

"I can tell you this isn't a case where we are looking for smoking gun, it was just the combination of evidence that was already there and the new evidence just added to that. So we don't have video of them killing her or anything along those lines," said Jimmy Richardson with the Horry County Solicitor's Office.

News13 asked Richardson how prosecutors can convict someone of murder without a body. He said circumstantial evidence is just as good as direct evidence to convict someone of murder without a body.

"I mean we've done it several times you use circumstantial evidence in a lot of cases to say they are no longer here. You could also have direct evidence in some cases you would have DNA," said Richardson.

As solicitors continue to look through the evidence collected at the Moorer's home on Friday, Richardson said the prosecution will likely be in touch with both Tammy and Sidney Moorer's defense attorneys.

"Usually a defense attorney will come to you and say my client has information and they want to give information on this case. We don't promise them anything because in doing so you have basically bought their testimony. What we do promise them is we will consider their help in the election of the charges we bring against them and we will make the judge aware of how much they did help," said Richardson.

In this case, because there are two people charged with murder, one may testify against the other. Or both may work together.

Richardson said it's just a matter of waiting to see how this case will play out.

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