Heather Elvis still hasn't been found -- which only further indicates that the young woman is likely a victim of foul play. Meanwhile, social media is on fire with speculation and even threats against presumed suspects -- and all of the madness is being carelessly orchestrated by the missing woman's own father Terry Elvis. It's not hard to understand the man's heartache, his frustration and his fear. However, he uses the Find Heather Elvis Facebook page as a platform for literally calling upon the anger of a coordinated lynch mob that has been behind numerous claims of harassment -- including at least two actual arrests.
This report stated the sentiment that "social media" is proving to be harmful in this case. Rather -- it's a double-edged sword. Social media has helped in garnering the attention the case has gotten. However, these high profile cases attract some of the lowest forms of society -- and that's been shown ever-so-much in this particular case. It doesn't help that the family and the community of Myrtle Beach (not as a whole, but in tow on the Find Heather Elvis page) is doing everything possible to hinder the actual investigation.
Let the detectives do their jobs! Horry County invesetigators are the ones collecting the evidence -- much of which likely hasn't been released -- and they are the ones who are getting to the bottom of this. Lynch mobs do not solve crimes, but instead notoriously ruin the lives of innocent people. That's not saying anyone involved in this case is innocent or guilty -- but they haven't been given due process.
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