MYRTLE BEACH — The search continued Monday for a Myrtle Beach area woman reported missing last week after her abandoned vehicle was found at a Socastee boat landing, according to officials.
Twenty-year-old Heather Elvis was reported missing late Thursday when her car, a 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was found parked at Peachtree Landing, Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said.
The search continued Monday by police and investigators conducted interviews, Kegler said.
Volunteers with the Center for Missing Persons or CUE center also assisted during the weekend as officials searched land and water in and around Peachtree Landing.
Even though Elvis’ vehicle was found at the boat landing, Kegler had said there was no sign that she was in the water.
Elvis’ friends and family held a prayer vigil on Sunday, and set up a Facebook page about her. They also have distributed fliers about her in the area and offered $1,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts.
The reward was increased to $11,000 Monday, according to a Facebook page managed by the family.
It was unclear when and who last saw Elvis, but in the flier family members said she was last heard from about 3 a.m. Dec. 17 and she was last seen about 2 a.m. that day at a home off River Oaks Drive.
Family members were not available for comment Monday.
Heather Elvis is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 118 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding Elvis’ whereabouts can call Horry County police at 915-TIPS.
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