Authorities search Myrtle Beach-area boat landing for woman

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 20, 2013 

Heather Elvis

— Horry County police and a helicopter from the State Law Enforcement Division searched an area near a Socastee boat landing Friday after a 20-year-old woman’s car was found there, but she has not been seen, according to authorities.

Heather Elvis, who lives in the Socastee area, was reported missing late Thursday after her vehicle was found parked at Peachtree Landing, Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said.

Law enforcement authorities used boats from Horry County police, Myrtle Beach police, the Department of Natural Resources and Horry County Fire Rescue, along with a SLED helicopter, to search the area of the Intracoastal Waterway where her vehicle was located, but there was no sign that she is in or near the water, Kegler said Friday evening. Major Crimes detectives are continuing the investigation.

It was unclear when and who was the last person to see Elvis or other details about the woman.

Anyone with information regarding Elvis’ whereabouts can call Horry County police at 915-5350.

More information will be posted as it is released.

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