Family, residents mark year anniversary since Heather Elvis disappeared

The family of Heather Elvis lit candles held by dozens of community members Thursday to symbolically give back to the people who have given them so much during the year since their daughter disappeared.

During the more than two hour vigil held at Peachtree boat landing Thursday night, praise and worship music was played by a band, a sideshow of photos showing the 20-year-old as a child and young woman rotated on a screen and community members offered prayers.

The vigil marked the one year anniversary of the last time anyone heard from Elvis, who was reported missing Dec. 19 after Horry County police found her car, which was registered to her father, parked at the boat landing in Socastee.

Elvis’ keys, cellphone and purse were not found in the locked car and she remains missing.