Two people have been arrested in the search for Heather Elvis, and their identities do not surprise many in the Horry County area -- or nationally. Sidney Moorer and Tammy Caison-Moorer were arrested on Friday morning. They remain jailed throughout the night, pending an upcoming bond hearing, and until then charges have not been clarified or publicized. There are some more details to report, and some of them will help erase some of the rumors that are currently circulating.
First of all, cadaver dogs were used on the Caison/Moorer properties not long after the couple were removed from the scene. It needs to be made completely clear now that the dogs found no traces or scents of human death or decomposition whatsoever. That pretty much eliminates the possibility of Heather ever being on the Moorer property (at least not dead). So if the Moorers did in fact do something to the missing woman, they did not bring her to their home.
Why were Sidney Moorer and Tammy Caison-Moorer arrested? Many who had already made their minds up about their presumed guilt believe the charges will have something to do directly with Heather Elvis's disappearance or murder. Meanwhile others who aren't convinced believe that the arrest could be a ruse to get the family into protective custody. This comes just shortly after someone reportedly shot at Sidney -- so it wouldn't be completely out of the question.
However, I noted in my previous analysis that Tammy Caison-Moorer appeared to be a little overzealous and protective of her husband in her story when I interviewed her directly for this blog post. Could her eager defense of Sidney and insistence that he had nothing to do with this disappearance be nothing more than evasion? If so, then investigators in Horry County will hopefully get the truth out of either her or her husband.
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