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      Couple to be charged with the murder of Heather Elvis

      *Update: Horry County police released a statement at 11:30 a.m. Monday saying that Sidney and Tammy Moorer had been charged with Murder.

      Tammy and Sidney Moorer, the couple arrested Friday in connection with the disappearance of Heather Elvis, 20, will be charged with her murder Monday, according to Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes.

      The announcement came Monday morning in a news conference held by police.

      On Friday, a search warrant was executed at the Moorer's property .

      Evidence gathered at the property and in the home is what led to the murder charge, Rhodes said.

      Rhodes made it clear in the news conference that Heather Elvis has not been located but they had enough probable cause evidence to file the Murder charge. She would not go into detail on that evidence.

      Saturday, they were each charged with Obstruction of Justice and two counts Indecent Exposure.

      READ MORE: Arrest warrants released on Obstruction of Justice and Indecent Exposure charges

      Bond hearings were held for Sidney and Tammy Moorer on Saturday on the Indecent Exposure and Obstruction of Justice charges. Judge Dennis Phipps granted Sindey and Tammy Moorer a $5,000 cash surety bond for each count of the indecent exposure counts, and a $10,000 cash surety bond for the count of Obstruction of Justice, totaling $20,000 for each of them. Judge Phipps said Tammy and Sidney Moorer each face up to ten years for the Obstruction of Justice charge, and up to three years for each of the two Indecent Exposure counts.

      On Sunday, they were charged with the kidnapping of Heather Elvis. Horry County police have not released the arrest warrants on the Kidnapping charges yet. On Monday morning, the Moorers waived their rights to the bond on the Kidnapping charges.

      While the Elvis family watched both hearings from inside the courtroom, dozens of people stood outside to show their support.

      "I think everybody in there was just absolutely heartbroken, sad, speechless, I mean just nobody knows what to say. I mean we were praying for the best that Heather was still safe and alive somewhere but we've obviously got news otherwise," explained Erin Detrich, a friend of Terry Elvis.

      Despite the developments over the last few days, Detrich says she still has questions.

      "I'm heartbroken. I'm saddened for the whole family but I'm just happy that they have some sort of answers, hopefully unfolding soon."

      The bond hearing on the Murder charge will be held the week of March 17.

      We have reached out to the Elvis family for comment, but Donna Elder, with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office, says the Elvis family will not be making a comment until after the bond hearings on the Murder charges are held.

      Stay with WPDE NewsChannel 15 and CarolinaLive.com for continuing updates on this story.