Father pleads for safe return of missing 20-year-old daughter

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.

"I can't explain it. It's like having your heart torn out, 24 hours a day. No sleep, you can't eat, just the worry, the worry is overwhelming. I'd give anything, anything to have her back safe," said Terry Elvis, Heather's father.

Officials used boats from Horry County, Myrtle Beach, and the Department of Natural Resources, along with the State Law Enforcement helicopter, to search the Intracoastal Waterway at Peachtree Landing where Elvis' car was found last Friday, according to Horry County police spokesperson Lt. Robert Kegler.

At this time, police say they haven't found any sign that she's been in or near the water.

Elvis said his daughter was last seen at her parents house last Tuesday night and the last time her cell phone pinged was last Wednesday morning at 3 a.m.

Major crimes detectives are continuing to investigate her disappearance.

"Christmas is a time for family and we won't have our family," Elvis added.

"We miss her terribly. Her sister is devastated, her brother is devastated, her mother and I are beyond devastated. Please if you can help, give us a call."

The family of Heather Elvis has created a Facebook page called "Find Heather Elvis". They are offering a $11,000 reward for information leading to the closure of the case and the location of Heather Elvis.