Community honors Heather Elvis through candlelight vigil

Community members organized a prayer vigil in honor of Heather Elvis Monday out at Peachtree Landing, where police say Sidney and Tammy Moorer murdered the 20-year-old back in December.

More than 300 people showed up to pay their respects to Heather and the Elvis family. Most of the people out there had never even met Heather before.

"In all the places I've been before and traveled, this is such a strong and helpful community," Savannah Reine of Socastee said.

Matthew Stoddard, one of the organizers of the vigil, says it was planned just hours before, but the turnout was more than anyone could have asked for.

The Pastor of the church Heather and her family attend spoke words of wisdom, hoping that Heather will be found, and community members followed by sending their own individual prayers and lighting candles around her picture.

"Everyone who didn't even know her is feeling the pain just like the Elvis family. They're so distraught and so hurt over this, and everybody coming together is helping rebuild and re-help everyone," Daniel Lightsey of Socastee said.