HORRY COUNTY, S.C. -
At a hearing Monday afternoon, a judge denied bond for Sidney and Tammy Moorer, accused of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.
Judge Steven John said due to the seriousness of the charges, the nature of this case, and the potential penalties the defendants face, bond was denied.
Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, face other charges as well in connection with the case of the missing Myrtle Beach woman who was last heard from December 18. While Horry County Police charged the couple with murder, Elvis' body has not been found.
Heather's car was found abandoned at Peachtree Landing along the Waccamaw River on December 19. Horry County Police say they believe Elvis was murdered.
In the hearing, which was scheduled for 2 pm and lasted until 3:30 pm, the prosecution made a Powerpoint presentation to the judge.
Also during the hearing, Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said that her department is committed to keeping resources assigned to Elvis case and search. She asked the court to deny bond due to flight risk and danger.
The prosecution's presentation outlined communications between the Moorers and Heather Elvis starting as early as November and up until the night Heather vanished on Dec. 18.
The prosecution said that a relationship between Sidney Moorer and Heather Elvis started in June 2013 and ended in October. Later in the bond hearing, an attorney for Sidney Moorer said a relationship between Sidney and Heather Elvis ended in October.
When Tammy Moorer learned of the relationship, she contacted Heather Elvis multiple times, sending photos and messages to Heather, the prosecution said.
In court Monday, the prosecutor introduced two messages from November: