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Timeline of events in the Heather Elvis case

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It's been over two months since anyone last saw or spoke to 20-year-old Heather Elvis. Here's an in-depth timeline of events since the investigation into her disappearance began.

December 17:

Heather went on a first date with a man who may have been the last person to see her. During the date, she texted her father, Terry Elvis, a photo of herself learning to drive a stick shift in the parking lot of the Inlet Square Mall. He dropped her off at her River Oaks Drive apartment around 2 a.m.

December 18:

Heather phoned her roommate - who was home on Christmas vacation - to talk about the date.

According to the police report, Heather received and made a handful of phone calls. Her cell phone activity ended around 6 a.m.

December 19:

Heather's vehicle, registered in her father's name, was found at the Peachtree boat landing in Socastee. The doors were locked. Police notified Terry Elvis who opened the car, but her purse and phone were not inside.

December 20:

Police begin searching for Heather Elvis in the area around Peachtree landing.

December 21:

The CUE Center for Missing Persons join the search efforts.

The Elvis family created the FindHeatherElvis Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1cyozg3). To date, there are nearly 47,000 likes.

A $1,000 reward is offered for information on her disappearance.

December 22:

The First Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach hosts a prayer vigil for Heather Elvis.

December 24:

The reward for information increases to $10,000.

December 28:

A search organized to look for Heather Elvis located human remains of a male near Tidewater Road.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24322587/skeletal

December 31:

Heather Elvis' father posts a sorrowful New Years Eve message on the Facebook page dedicated to finding his daughter.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24341103/father-of-missing-woman-posts

The reward for information increased to $20,000.

January 3:

The reward for information on the case is increased to $25,000. The Elvis family, friends and the Titled Kilt corporate offices contributed to the funds. Tilted Kilt also offered all their digital billboard advertising space to share the missing poster.

Heather Elvis worked for both the Titled Kilt at Broadway at the Beach and the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.

Early January:

Dateline NBC features Heather Elvis on their Missing in America series. Watch the full video here: http://on.fb.me/1c8Zgwp

January 6:

Nancy Grace and HLN feature the search for Heather Elvis, and interviewed her parents on Skype live on the show. The national coverage was a response to a petition to air the investigation on the Headline News network.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24370057/petition-created-to

January 11:

First Baptist Church hosts a second fundraiser, an Italian dinner from Olive Garden, and the CUE Center for Missing Persons conducts a weekend search for Heather Elvis.

January 20:

Reward for information in the Heather Elvis case increases to $30,000.

January 22:

Anderson Oaks Assisted Living in Conway hosted spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the search effort.

January 23:

The Cypress Camping Resort in Socastee held a prayer vigil for the Elvis family.

January 28:

Horry County Police arrested Garrett Starnes and William "Bill" Barrett for interfering with the investigation. Their charges stem from social media posts and searches and interviews conducted separately from the police investigation.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24565541/2-men-arrested-for-obstructing-heather-elvis-case

January 30:

The Market Common, the community where Terry Elvis works - hosted a fundraiser for the Heather Elvis search fund.

February 4:

Terry Elvis told police he was exiting his business on Howard Avenue at the Market Common when he saw a black 2-door Jeep Wrangler in the parking lot behind the complex, according to a report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department. The vehicle had a black rag top with a tubular bumper, blacked-out rims, and was raised up higher than standard height.

The passenger yelled out to Elvis: "We already have Heather, Morgan is next."

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24665378/police-searching-for-men-who-allegedly-threatened-heather-elviss-father

February 6:

Concerned Citizens of the Community held a fundraising event for the Elvis Family on Thursday, February 6 at the Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill at 6:30 p.m.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24643421/elvis-family-fundraiser-at-the-boathouse-this-thursday

Sidney Moorer files a report with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office stating that while traveling with his wife and kids on Ocean Highway near Georgetown at around 10 p.m., a truck sped up behind them and allegedly fired two shots from an automatic fire.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24779462/report-man-linked-to-heather-elvis-case-threatened-with-gun

February 12:

The WMBF News special report on the Heather Elvis case airs, featuring new interviews with Terry Elvis and Bill Barrett.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24695955/those-closest-to-missing-heather-elvis-investigation-speak-out

February 20:

Sidney Moorer files a police report with Myrtle Beach Police claiming a truck with two men inside drove up to him and one man pointed a shotgun at him on North Kings Highway at about 1 :30 a.m.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24779462/report-man-linked-to-heather-elvis-case-threatened-with-gun

February 21, 7:30 a.m.:

Police execute a search warrant on the residence of Sidney and Tammy Moorer as part of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Heather Elvis. Sidney and Tammy Moorer are taken into custody.

February 21, 8:50 a.m.:

Tammy Moorer booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

February 21, 11 a.m.:

Sidney Moorer booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

February 22:

Sidney and Tammy Moorer are charged in separate bond hearings Saturday morning. Each are charged with obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure. A hold was placed on their release and officials said they expected more charges and possibly more arrests.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24799954/arrest-warrants-details-charges-in-heather-elvis-case

February 23:

Sidney and Tammy Moorer were both charged with kidnapping, in addition to the charges announced Saturday. Solicitor Jimmy Richardson confirmed Tammy and Sidney Moorer's kidnapping charges are directly related to the case of missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24785359/2-in-custody-in-connection-with-heather-elvis-case-police-confirm

February 24:

Horry County Police announce at a 10 a.m. news conference that Tammy and Sidney Moorer will be charged with the murder of Heather Elvis. They said evidence recovered in the Moorer home and on their property gave them probable cause for the charge.

A bond hearing for the murder charge was scheduled for the week of March 17.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24804641/hcpd-couple-to-be-charged-with-murder-of-heather-elvis

Arrest warrants released by HCPD detail the kidnapping and murder charges. The warrants state that Tammy and Sidney Moorer "did unlawfully, without just or sufficient cause, murder Heather Elvis with malice forethought." The kidnapping warrants state that the couple "did unlawfully seize, confine, kidnap, abduct or carry away Heather Elvis by any means whatsoever without the authority of the law."

View the warrants here: http://bit.ly/Nsb72k (Note: this is a 6 megabyte PDF file)

February 26:

Tammy Moorer is moved from J. Reuben Long Detention center to Georgetown County Detention Center. Officials would not elaborate on the reason for the move.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24842440/tammy-moorer-moved-to-georgetown-co-detention-center

March 17:

Tammy and Sidney Moorer appear in Horry County Court before Judge Steven John for a bond hearing. After testimony and presentation of evidence from state prosecutors, Terry Elvis, Horry County Police, and the Moorers' defense attorneys, the judge denies bond for both Moorers.

FULL STORY: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24997143/moorers-denied-bond-ahead-of-heather-elvis-murder-trial

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