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Vigil honors six month anniversary of Heather Elvis' disappearance

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Family and friends gather Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil to remember 20-year-old Heather Elvis at Peachtree Landing.

An outpouring of community support has surrounded the Elvis case since the 20-year-old went missing. Multiple tip tents, fundraisers and community awareness events have raised thousands for search efforts, according to close friends of the Elvis family.

Julie Daft, of Grand Salon & Spa in Conway, continues to sell teal and yellow ribbons at her salon to help keep the Elvis case in the public eye. In addition to stickers and homemade bracelets, Daft says she has helped raise over $400 for the Elvis family.

"Just because you have people behind bars doesn't mean you've sealed the deal," she said. "It's not over. Until they bring their daughter home, it'll never be over."

In addition to the bow fundraiser, Daft played a role in a chicken bog fundraiser for the Elvis family in May. Both of Elvis' parents - Terry and Debbi - were in attendance.

"They were heartbroken as anyone can imagine, and they're waking up to a nightmare every day," Daft said.

Organizers expect 75 to 100 people to show for Wednesday night's vigil at Peachtree Landing. To date, the Elvis case remains an open investigation by the Horry County Police Department. Elvis' body has not been located.

Arrest warrants indicate probable cause that on or about December 18, Sidney and Tammy Moorer kidnapped and murdered Elvis at Peachtree Landing. They were initially charged with kidnapping, obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure each.

Investigators say Elvis and Sidney Moorer had a previous romantic relationship.

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Elvis, 20, went missing December 17 and was last heard from early in the morning on December 18. Heather's car was found abandoned at Peachtree Landing along the Waccamaw River on December 19.

Both Sidney and Tammy Moorer remain in police custody in Horry County.

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