Wednesday marks six months since Heather Elvis disappeared
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:40:00 GMT —
It's been six months and there is still no sign of Heather Elvis who went missing on December 18th, 2013.
Tammy and Sidney Moorer are both charged with her murder.
Investigators determined the 20-year-old from Horry County was killed at Peachtree Landing in Socastee. That's where a candlelight prayer vigil was held Wednesday night.
On Wednesday night a large group of family, friends and community members held candles and said prayers.
Heather's mother said a few words, thanking everyone for the support and trying to see some good in a terrible time.
"Family members have gotten closer that have form a bond they haven't had in years. People that have met for the first time that are now best friends. People that may have met for the first time and now spend the rest of their lives together after meeting in this situation. A whole community that's come together and bound themselves together on a mission, " said Debbie Elvis, Heather's mother.
Heather's father and sister were also present and hugged supporters one by one.
Some of the people who attended the vigil knew Heather, while others were just there to support a family in their community.
"She was a member of this community. She was born and raised here. If it were my child I would want the community to be out here for me," said Faye Criggers, of Myrtle Beach.
Supporters lit 183 candles, the number of days she's been missing, in the shape of a cross and a heart.
Heather's father says every day is a struggle, but with the overwhelming support of the community, it makes it a little easier to get by.
The community has made Heather's garden a beautiful place by cleaning it up to help honor her in memory.
"We are so thankful for what they have done. It's a beautiful reminder of what this place is. It's beautiful. As ugly as this was in many different way, some of it has been taken away. It's a beautiful place," said Terry Elvis, Heather's father.
Heather's body has still not been found.
Tammy and Sidney Moorer are both charged with her murder. http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1011500#.U6F8U5yYfj4
Investigators determined the 20-year-old from Horry County was killed at Peachtree Landing in Socastee. Http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1011414#.U6F8NpyYfj4
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