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Bond hearing held for couple accused of killing Heather Elvis

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV/WPDE) – An Horry County judge has denied bond for Sidney and Tammy Moorer, who have been charged in the murder of Heather Elvis.

Judge Steven John says he denied bond because of the seriousness of charges, nature of case, potential penalty, and questions of whether defendants will reappear in court.

Horry County police filed murder charges Feb. 24 against the Moorers. Sidney Moorer, 38, and Tammy Moorer, 41, are also charged with murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice, and indecent exposure.

At a news conference on the day of the arrest, authorities were careful to not reveal information they believed might jeopardize the case. Police said from the day Elvis was first reported missing on Dec. 19, investigators were looking at the Moorers as potential suspects in her disappearance.

Police say they know there was a relationship between the Moorers and Elvis.

Prosecutors say sometime after 1 a.m. on Dec. 17, Sidney Moorer called Elvis and they spoke for about four minutes. They say Elvis then called Sidney Moorer two more times from home with no response. Prosecutors say the two finally spoke after 3:17 a.m.

They say Elvis was home for those calls and left after the 3:17 a.m. call for the Peachtree Boat Landing. That's where her car was found shortly after she was reported missing.

Prosecutors say they have evidence of the Moorers' truck at Peachtree Landing the night Elvis disappeared.

Prosecutors say Tammy Moorer knew her husband was having an affair with Elvis, adding that Elvis's murder was premeditated and that the Moorers disposed of her body.

In a statement to the judge, Elvis' father said he worried for his youngest daughter's safety, and asked that the Moorers not be released on bond. Sidney Moorer's attorney told the judge there is no real evidence in the case and says this has snowballed into an "outrageous witch hunt with no real evidence."

He says all evidence is speculation and rumor. He says investigators even lack a motive.

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