Crime Feed spoke with LT. Robert Kegler from the Horry County Police department in South Carolina earlier today. His agency is leading the investigation. Kegler said, “I’ve got a thick three ring binder full of tips, tips are coming in by telephone, e-mail and Facebook.”
Kegler also went on to say Heather’s 2001 dark green Dodge Intrepid was found by police on Dec. 19, and she was officially reported missing later that night by her family. The last time anyone had any contact with Heather was on Dec. 18, around 2 a.m.
Kegler said Heather was on a date with a guy and they had dinner at a local restaurant. “He has since been interviewed and cleared he is not a suspect.”
Heather’s cell phone has not been located, and extensive searches have been complete over the last couple of weeks. Kegler said on the morning of Dec. 20, various police agencies, four boats and a helicopter were in the air, but nothing was found in the intercostal waterway where Heather’s vehicle was discovered. This is a spot at the Peachtree Boat Landing, about eight miles from her apartment.
In addition, investigators have been combing through every piece of surveillance tape possible. But, according to Kegler, “Nothing has been fruitful so far.”
There’s no way Heather would vanish on her own, at least this is what her family believes for a number of reasons. First, Christmas season was right around the corner and she was excited for family time and presents. Secondly, according to reports, Heather also was set to begin a new job. She had aspirations to become a make-up artist and she had no history of running away.
At the time Heather went missing, she was living with a female restaurant co-worker. According to HLN, the sister network of CNN, “She called to tell me about her date and that she learned how to drive stick shift,” the roommate told HLN. “I have a manual car, so she was really excited to tell me that.”
There is a large reward. If you know anything, please call Horry County Police at 843-915-TIPS or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Heather’s friends and family on their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/findheatherelvis
Along with Heather, Brittanee Drexel is still missing from the Myrtle Beach area. Brittanee vanished on April 25, 2009.
Connect with Michelle: @michellesigona