SOCASTEE, SC (WMBF) – For the family of a lost loved one, days like Monday are all the more painful. For the Elvis family it will be her 21st birthday, and a reminder that there are still many unanswered questions.
"There's no outlet for this anger that you feel because there's nothing that you can do and there's no justice yet, and there's no truth yet," said Debbie Elvis, mother of Heather.
Police say Heather Elvis was kidnapped and killed last December. Officers have since charged Sidney and Tammy Moorer for the crime.
Despite the help of the community, her family still has unanswered questions. Now they are looking for friends and family to remember her life in a new way; by putting together a book.
The family hopes the compilation of her stories will bring back memories, touch people, and teach people about her life.
"I'm hoping to see things that I don't know about her," said Debbie Elvis. "I'm hoping to learn even more about my child that I didn't know."
Elvis' mother also plans to write a page in the book. It will be about when she found out she was pregnant with Heather.
"I haven't been able to write it yet," said Elvis. "Every time I think about it, it's just too hard to put into words.
She believes writing and reading the stories in the book will help the healing process, no matter how hard that may be.
""It's very painful to remember things and know that I can't say, 'Heather, remember this?' So I'm not how much I'll even be able to read at one time," Elvis said.
The family will share the book at every vigil in the future, and says the book will always be a work in progress to them.
"Heather's story is going to continue on," said Elvis. "Her story is not going to stop until we know what the truth is and we know where she is."
The ceremony will be held at Peachtree Landing Monday from 3-6PM. The family encourages anyone with a story to share to stop by.