Skeletal Remains Found in Hunt for 2 Missing Women

Discovery revives interest in case of missing teen girl
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Skeletal Remains Found in Hunt for 2 Missing Women
Healther Elvis, 20.   (Missing person flier)

A police hunt for two missing women in South Carolina has turned up a grisly find: human skeletal remains near the location of a 3-year-old missing persons case, Fox News reports. Police were looking for 20-year-old Heather Elvis and 24-year-old Jamie Lynn Cross, who both vanished in Myrtle Beach, when the remains were found. "They’ve been there for more than three years, but I can’t give you a timeline," said a police lieutenant. The skeleton was near where 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel disappeared in 2009 after going out with friends to Myrtle Beach.

Elvis' father, Terry, had just joined forces with the Tilted Kilt to raise her reward to $20,000. "She's a beautiful young lady. She’s a good-hearted girl . . . always helpful and active in her church activities," he said. "To not hear from her for more than 24 hours is way out of character." Police and volunteers have been searching for the two women for a week now. And they're not the only ones missing: A 19-year-old girl vanished from the area in August and her car was discovered burnt in the woods, WCBD reports. In all, 21 people are missing in South Carolina, many from the Myrtle Beach and Charleston areas. (Read more South Carolina stories.)

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