Day 4 Part 2
Day 4 Part 1
The trial of South Carolina woman Tammy Moorer continues Thursday in a Horry County courtroom. Moorer faces a kidnapping charge based on allegations that she is responsible for the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis in December 2013. Moorer’s husband is also accused of being involved.
Elvis was last seen on December 18, 2013. The day after, her car was found abandoned, and she was reported missing.In the months that followed, police apprehended Moorer and her husband Sidney Moorer and searched their home. At first, Tammy and Sidney Moorer were both charged with murder, but in 2016 those charges were dropped, but the counts of kidnapping and conspiracy remained.
Sidney Moorer already faced a trial that ended in a hung jury, and he now awaits a second trial. He is also expected to testify for the prosecution in Tammy Moorer’s trial.
Prosecutors claim that Sidney had an affair with Heather Elvis and that after their relationship ended, he lured her to a location against her will and kidnapped her.
Witnesses said during Mr. Moorer’s trial that about ta couple of months before Elvis vanished–after Elvis and Moorer’s relationship ended–she came in to work with a black eye. They said she had different excuses for what happened. They said Elvis was afraid of Tammy Moorer, and that Elvis may have been pregnant.
Thursday’s testimony continued along the same theme as Wednesday’s, focusing on piecing together a timeline of where and when Heather Elvis was before she disappeared. Witnesses talked about cell phone and Google location data that placed her at a boat landing where Sidney Moorer allegedly lured her. At about 3:30 a.m., Elvis’ phone was at the landing.
Intelligence analyst Aaron Edens testified that this wasn’t the final location that Elvis’ phone picked up around that time. At 3:42 a.m., the phone was at the Waccamaw wildlife refuge.
Edens said that he could not use the same methods to determine where Sidney and Tammy Moorer were at that time, because their accounts “had been deleted.”