Heather Elvis was 20 years old when she disappeared in December of 2013 from the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Shortly thereafter, her father, Terry Elvis, began soliciting donations for her search.
3 years have gone by, and the murder charges against Sidney Moorer, a man who had an affair with Heather Elvis, were dropped, and a mistrial declared due to much of the evidence presented by the prosecution being circumstantial hearsay.
Heather’s birthday on June 30th came and went, as it did for some time now, with sadness surrounding the area.
The Elvis family did something a little different this year however, and announced through various media outlets that they were going to raise donations for CUE, which is a missing persons search non-profit who took up the call when contacted by Horry County Police to come help search.
I called CUE to confirm the accuracy of this claim due to the surrounding controversy of collected donations regarding Heather Elvis.
CUE confirmed that this was a plan of Terry’s wife, Debbi Elvis.
Monica also confirmed that it was Horry County Police that called them to come search, not the Elvis family.
CUE was founded by Monica Caison in 1994 and its headquarters is in Wilmington, North Carolina, but Monica and her band of volunteers search for cases nationwide.
Funded by anonymous donors, most notable of their recent searches, was Brittanee Drexel, a girl around Heather’s age who went missing in 2009 from Myrtle Beach while on vacation.
Dawn, Brittanee’s mother, was sent to Terry’s house to comfort the family by Monica, who is good friends with Dawn.
Monica, in a recorded phone call, explained that it was commonplace for her to send over other relatives of missing persons, as they know first hand the pain experienced.
Furthermore, Monica explained that Brittanee had such a high profile case, that she felt the Elvis family could use Dawn’s media connections in order to get the word out about Heather Elvis.
I first spoke to CUE near the end of June, curious as to how someone could “fire” a non-profit, and introduced myself to Monica who explained that she never worked for Terry, nor was CUE contracted by Terry Elvis, but rather by the Horry County Police Department.
Interestingly enough, she went on to explain that the Terry Elvis, the father of Heather Elvis, never searched for his own daughter, and only came to “introduce himself” and say thanks days into the search.
Monica went on to reiterate that “Terry Elvis has NEVER searched with CUE” and that they (CUE) have always been with the Horry County Police Department.
Simultaneously, Terry Elvis was setting up a “Find Heather Elvis Fund” through TD Banks and First Citizens Banks according to insider sources.
A man distraught over his daughter, has had zero contact with search parties, and was not out in the fields himself searching for his daughter, Heather Elvis, contrary to his claims on Facebook and the news?
I was intrigued.
Terry Elvis had formed his “own” search squad, headed by William “Bill” Barrett and Garrett Starnes, shortly before they were arrested for obstruction and other charges by the Horry County Police Department.
At first, in news interviews, Terry denied knowing Bill, only to backtrack and confirm Bill, who worked just blocks away from where Brittanee Drexel disappeared, was a good friend of Terry’s for over 5 years.
Bill was tasked head of search by Terry, and was busy privately recruiting searchers.
In the above screenshot, Bill Barrett, a hotel maintenance worker for Atlantica, can be seen privately contacting potential recruits, disrespecting CUE, who is currently working WITH the Horry County Police Department, claiming that they are going in a different direction than CUE with the very blessing of those who ended up arresting him.
How does one go in a different direction from HCPD and claim to be cooperating with them?
I asked Monica if Bill was ever tasked with searching with CUE, this was her reply:
So, Terry Elvis, by proxy, was lying to members of the community, through Bill Barrett, who was arrested for obstruction after falsely claiming they had the blessing of both CUE and the Horry County Police Department.
Someone was quick to catch on.
The controversy with the searches intensified when I made a contact who was close to Terry.
This contact had been paid to fly down to Myrtle Beach from North Carolina to help search after finding out the identity of “Emily Mooda” a.k.a. Beth Hebda, who Bill Barrett and other friends of the Elvis’ planned to kidnap and assault.
He was then told via phone to stay away from the search and to “back off” or there would be consequences according to the contact.
The meet with Terry Elvis where he was supposed to be paid for his efforts never happened, and instead, he returned home empty handed to North Carolina feeling like he got too close to something.
I drove to Charlotte to meet the contact, who was then spooked by Terry Elvis after he told someone he trusted that I was meeting him, and that it got back to the Elvis family.
The warning from Terry succeeded, and the meeting never happened.
Dawn Drexel, the mother of Brittanee Drexel, was also being discussed.
Terry Elvis had told Dawn to “back off” and that she wouldn’t “ride his daughter’s coat-tails”.
His fellow church-goer, Bradley Parker, confirmed that with these messages:
Arguably, and according to CUE, Dawn is a “High Profile” case which was covered by international media outlets, unlike the Heather Elvis Case.
One would think that the search for Heather Elvis could benefit from more media coverage, so why the animosity?
In the beginning of January, Dawn entered the thread where she was being discussed, and Terry’s friend got nervous, asking the thread to be erased, including a threat, which according to those he has allegedly threatened, Terry is known to make.
Why wouldn’t Terry Elvis and his family and friends want to use the already snowball-effect resources that the Drexel case has at their disposal?
I asked Monica if she knew about the above messages, and Monica was shocked.
So where was Terry Elvis all of this time that the CUE center was searching?
Where was Terry when Bill was getting arrested for interfering in an ongoing investigation?
New reports show that he was operating what was called a “Tip Tent” originally set up near Heather Elvis’ River Oaks Drive apartment, and later moved to Socastee beside the swing bridge near River City Cafe.
Within a few weeks, eyewitnesses claim it was “like a damn flea market” selling everything from T-shirts, bracelets, bows, bird houses, keychains & old tv’s.
Surely one would not be trying to profit off of the disappearance of their daughter by purchasing old television sets in bulk and selling them?
Zoom in on the photo above, in which Terry Elvis friend and former FindHeatherElvis page admin April Stoddard (her grandmother pictured in her profile picture at the time) states one of them blew up in a bedroom, and you will see a small white paper sign that reads “Heather Elvis Project $10.00”.
Arts and crafts were being sold in remembrance of Heather Elvis, and who was manning the tip tent?
None other than convict Bill Barrett himself of course.
Just 8 days after his daughter disappeared, Terry Elvis was gladly accepting donations for the disappearance of his daughter to private bank accounts, and a private PayPal account, dubbed the “FIND HEATHER ELVIS” fund.
So the question remains, why not search with CUE, a non-profit, which costs nothing, and do away with the need for funds at all?
CUE has been successful in the past and is funded by multiple “large-scale” donors because of this, pretty much eliminating the need for further donations.
Many have said that the donations went to CUE, and not the private parties involved in the search.
However, when I spoke to the founder of CUE, I confirmed that that theory was false.
They had never seen a dime of the hundreds of thousands raised for Heather Elvis’ search.
The hundreds of thousands of dollars that Terry Elvis has raised has never been sent to the CUE, and in fact, according to CUE they only received a $50 PayPal from a donor for her birthday this year.
Monica confirmed that Terry Elvis had not sent any of the funds to her company, and instead, allotted them to his own “search party” of a few people, some of which claim were never paid a dime.
Terry’s head of search was arrested for obstruction, and before Garrett Starnes went silent, he alleged that he was set up by Terry and Bill.
Shortly after setting up the donations and tip tent, where eyewitnesses report Terry taking thick envelopes of cash from, Terry satisfied the mortgage on his home according to public record.
Surely Terry Elvis wouldn’t defraud someone, especially the public, right?
Well, according to public records searches, released on TruthVoice.com, Terry Elvis has an extensive criminal record for fraud, shoplifting, and assault, dating back to the early 1980’s
Terry even violated his probation 6 years after his arrest, when he received a suspended sentence, and a warrant was issued.
Crazy right? Not the guy who poses in the new wardrobe all over T.V. that you thought you knew?
What’s more than a mortgage satisfaction, and new wardrobe is the purchase of multiple vehicles around the 6 month mark after Heather disappeared including a Nissan Cube for his wife, and a couple of convertibles for Morgan and himself.
But these could be rentals? Right?
Something for the parade maybe?
Tax records show that is not true, and that Terry Elvis indeed owns these vehicles:
This is pretty great for a sign maker, who’s average U.S. salary starts around $24,000 a year, just a little over a Walmart cashier, right?
And that would be with business booming and working every day, 40 hours a week.
That pagent dress Morgan wore looks expensive, and so does every other pagent dress.
How was it paid for?
You remember April, the previous admin that posted from Terry’s FindHeatherElvis Facebook page?
She is a family friend of the Elvis family and seems she let a little something slip:
Back to the donations at hand.
The ongoing narrative, is that a private donor out of Texas funded the entire search.
This claim is only partially true.
Monica confirmed that the entirety of CUE efforts to find Heather Elvis, were funded by various large scale donors across the United States, some of which, are families of those she has searched for in the past.
However, keep in mind, she previously confirmed that she has not received any donations from the Elvis family to date in 2016 for her 3 years of efforts to find their daughter.
So the question remains:
If the donations were raised for the “Find Heather Elvis” fund and the people actually tasked with finding Heather Elvis (CUE) have never seen any of the donations, then where did the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for Heather Elvis’ search go?
Some of the people who witch hunt the moorers say that they never offered to raise donations for CUE.
This is false. Bill Barrett, head of search, told everyone the money went to CUE when it did not.