Family, friends of Myrtle Beach’s Heather Elvis to celebrate her 21st birthday today

troot@thesunnews.comJune 30, 2014 

The family of Heather Elvis will gather at 3 p.m. Monday to celebrate her 21st birthday, according to a posting on Facebook.

Elvis was last seen the night of Dec. 17 and last heard from early Dec. 18, according to authorities. She was reported missing Dec. 19 after Horry County police found her car, which was registered to her father, parked at the Peachtree boat landing. Elvis’ keys, cellphone and purse were not found in the locked car and she remains missing.

Police charged Sidney Moorer, 38, and Tammy Moorer, 42, both of Myrtle Beach with murder and kidnapping on Feb. 24 in connection with Elvis’ death.

The couple also face charges of making a false statement on an application for Medicaid and obtaining a signature or property under false pretenses with a value of $10,000 or more; two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstructing justice.

Bond had been denied for the couple on the murder and kidnapping charges and they remain held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

During the initial bond hearing, prosecutors pointed to cellphone records and video surveillance to build their case against the couple. But defense attorneys said the evidence is circumstantial, with no link to tie the couple to Elvis’ disappearance.

According to the Facebook posting, friends and family members will gather from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Peachtree Landing to honor the Myrtle Beach woman’s 21st birthday. They also ask that people write down their memories, thoughts and stories about Elvis for a book to be shared.

“The book we are making will have two parts. The first part is in chronological order. Starting from when she was born until the last day she touched your life,” according to the posting.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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