In Horry County, a missing woman has called in safe, while the search continues for another.
Lt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County police department reports that 24-year-old Jamie Lynn Cross contacted his department — a week after they began searching for her.
“She was subsequently seen by law enforcement. She is safe and detectives have determined that no crime has been committed,” Kegler told South Carolina Radio Network.
But in another, unrelated disappearance, area search efforts are being stepped-up for 20-year-old Heather Elvis. The police are working with the CUE Center out of North Carolina– specialists in missing person searches.
“The CUE center are organizing the searches, determining where we are going to be, they are the ones who are obtaining the volunteers…we are working hand-in-hand with them,” said Kegler.”
Two days after her last know mobile phone contact, Elvis’ empty car was located Dec. 19 at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.
Kegler said, “Immediately after her disappearance was reported, we were on boats, four different boats in the waterway close to where her vehicle was located. We had a helicopter in the air from SLED assisting us. Searches have been conducted on horseback, on foot.”
The lead agency in the search is the Horry County Police Department, joined by the State Law Enforcement Division, the state Department of Natural Resources and CUE volunteers.
There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to finding Heather Elvis. Kegler says no tip about her is insignificant.
“As small as the information that you think you have may be, it may be exactly what we need to find Heather.”
Information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates are also being posted on the Horry County Police Department’s Facebook page,