Horry County police also seized $10,600 in cash and two shotguns from the Moorers’ home at 8786 Highway 814 in February, but police returned the weapons a day later, documents show.
Police took two swabs from a shotgun, but the warrants don’t specify from which shotgun the swab was taken.
As a result of the search warrants, police took Sidney and Tammy Moorer into custody on Feb. 21.
Both have since been charged with murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure. A trial date had not been set as of this posting.
Elvis, 21, who was 20 years old when she disappeared around 3:41 a.m. Dec. 18, 2013, has never been found. A cause of death has never been identified.
Jimmy Richardson, 15th circuit solicitor, couldn’t be reached for comment as of this posting.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys are prohibited from commenting publicly about the Elvis case.
So are police officers investigating the case, employees of the solicitor’s office and Sidney and Tammy Moorer themselves.
Polly Caison, mother of Tammy Moorer, said documents stating that police returned the shotguns serve as further proof her daughter and son-in-law had nothing to do with Elvis’ disappearance.
“We were all together the night she went missing,” Caison said. “They [Sidney and Tammy] had just gotten home around 3 o’clock [a.m.] and they never left the house. We were up that night. We all go to work early in the morning.”
Horry County police executed search warrants at the homes of the Moorers and Caisons on Dec. 23, 2013 and Feb. 21, 2014, records show.
According to an affidavit, police sought and obtained the Dec. 23 warrant to search the Caisons’ home after they noticed a video recording device on their property.
“This video surveillance could be instrumental in finding the whereabouts of the victim,” a Dec. 23 affidavit states.
Nothing, however, was taken from either the Caisons’ or Moorers’ homes as a result of the searches, a search warrant return from Dec. 23 states.
“Nobody in this family has done anything with [Heather Elvis],” Polly Caison said. “They [police] don’t have any evidence those kids have committed murder because they didn’t.”
Police also searched both homes on Feb. 21, seizing a variety of electronic recording devices, financial records, phones and five video game systems, which included two Xbox systems, an Xbox hard drive and two Nintendo Wiis.
Read more about this developing story in the Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 editions of the Carolina Forest Chronicle, Horry Independent and Myrtle Beach Herald newspapers.