By Jueseppi B.
Father pleads for safe return of his missing 20-year-old daughter
Published on Dec 23, 2013
The search continued Monday for Heather Elvis, 20, of Socastee who has been missing since last week. Her father is working closely with law enforcement and the Center for Missing Persons to aide in the effort to bring his daughter home safely.
From WMBF News.
$11k reward offered for information on Heather Elvis‘s disappearance
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Monday, Horry County Police and the Department of Natural Resources continue searching the area around Peachtree Landing in Socastee for 20-year-old Heather Elvis, who went missing last week, officials confirmed.
Heather Elvis’s family set up a Facebook page, and put out a poster offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the closure of the case and her location. On Monday, a family friend of the Elvis’s added $10,000 to the reward.
The CEU Center said Monday, December 23 the search is still going. People are searching today alongside law enforcement. They are focusing on several areas, including the water. This is not because they think she is there, but because they want to eliminate it as a possibility.
Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the disappearance of Elvis, Horry County Police spokesman Robert Kegler said.
They want everyone to be on the lookout for Heather, and any sign of her.
Download a full-size version of the poster here: http://on.fb.me/1fv0ioV.
Heather Elvis’s car was found abandoned in a parking area in Socastee on Thursday, December 19. Terry Elvis identified the car, and said that it did not appear to have any damage.
One boat from the Department of National Resources was out on patrol on the Intracoastal Waterway searching for the missing person, said Sergeant Nate Hutson with DNR. Lt. Kegler confirmed that DNR was assisting them in their search.
According to Terry Elvis, Heather’s latest phone call was made at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, December 18. She stopped by her parents’ house Tuesday to pick up mail. She works at a restaurant, but did not show up or call in for her scheduled shift Friday, December 20, her father said.
Long time friend of the Elvis family Matt Stoddard said he could not believe Heather has gone this long without being seen or heard from.
“Just scared really worried,” added Stoddard. ”Everyone starts dreading the worst but all you can do is pray and hope that you find her and get the word out as quickly as you can.”
Stoddard had a message for anyone who might know where Heather is.
“If they’ve seen her since Tuesday then definitely get in touch with the family and call Horry County Police with any information that might be helpful because at this point anything we can get will help try to find her,” said Stoddard.
Anyone with information on her location or disappearance is asked to call the Horry County Police Department: (843) 915-5350 on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/1hrsLNY, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/horrycountypd, or online: http://police.horrycounty.org/
Thank you WMBF News
If you would like access to a paper copy of the flyer, you can find them at Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, Bi-Lo in Socastee, UPS in Surfside (near Kohl’s), Office Depot in Surfside, Kinko’s Fed-Ex on Seaboard St in Myrtle Beach, Tilted Kilt at Broadway at the Beach, and CVS near Barefoot Landing.