Couple charged with murder in disappearance of Heather Elvis

Heather Elvis, a S.C. woman, has been missing since December.
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SOCASTEE, S.C. - Authorities have charged a Myrtle Beach, S.C. couple with murder and kidnapping in the case of a missing 20-year-old woman whose body has not been found. 

Sidney Moorer
Horry County Police Department
 Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said Monday that 41-year-old Tammy Moorer and her 38-year-old husband Sidney face the charges in the case of Heather Elvis.

The Moorers were initially taken into custody in connection with the case Friday, Crimesider reported. They were charged with indecent exposure and obstruction of justice in the disappearance of Elvis, who was last seen in December. 

Tammy Moorer
Horry County Police Department
 Rhodes said Monday that additional evidence found at their home led investigators to bring the kidnapping and murder charges.

Attorneys said to be representing the couple did not immediately return messages Monday. Rhodes said they would be in court next during the week of March 17.

Federal, state and local police on Friday searched the Moorer’s home and seized two trucks, reports The State newspaper.

Elvis’ case has received widespread media attention and a large-scale volunteer effort was launched to search for her.