Reward for missing Heather Elvis raised; father suggests bounty

01/20/2014 9:25 PM

01/20/2014 9:27 PM

The reward for information about Heather Elvis was increased Monday to $30,000, according to a posting on the Facebook page FindHeatherElvis.

The reward had previously been $25,000, but in the posting Elvis’ father, Terry Elvis, said, “I have added more of my own funding to bring the reward up to $30.000.00, someone knows something, at some point soon I am may have to switch this from reward to Bounty for those who may be proven responsible, if you know something the time to step up is now. My family has suffered long enough and answers are needed.”

Elvis was last seen about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 17. In a report filed late Dec. 19, a police officer on patrol saw the 20-year-old’s vehicle parked at Peachtree boat landing and called her father, who is the owner, to inquire why it was parked there.

Her father said he last heard from Elvis about 10:43 p.m. Dec. 17 when she sent him a text message.

Elvis’ case has been featured on various national television shows and websites and hundreds of searchers have spent days scouring areas in the Myrtle Beach area for clues about the woman. The CUE Center for Missing Persons, based in Wilmington, N.C., organized the effort.

Horry County police said they continue to receive tips about Elvis and investigate each one, but no new information about her whereabouts are available. Gov. Nikkie Haley also confirmed Friday she had been in touch with the Elvis family regarding the case.

Anyone with information about Elvis' whereabouts should call Horry County police at 843-915-TIPS.

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