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GPS device to monitor Moorers' whereabouts

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Recently, the couple accused of kidnapping and murdering Heather Elvis was released from jail to be monitored with tracking devices.

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The device will be worn on the ankle and can track the Moorers' location throughout the country, according to the Horry County Sheriff's Office Home Detention Unit. The device is tamper-proof.

A red circle indicates the five-mile radius around the victims' frequent places visited.

If the Moorers enter the zone, officers will be notified with alerts, instantly, said Captain Carmen Mureddu.

Incidental contact is allowed, as long as it is not within a designated zone.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office said one to two home visits are scheduled weekly.

In addition, the Moorers must check in on a weekly basis and pay $70 per week for the device.

The monitoring device can track the Moorers' location 24/7.

Sometimes, the devices will malfunction but the sheriff's office said it is rare.

As long as there is GPS signal, [suspects] can be tracked anywhere in the world, Mureddu said.

The device doesn't track in real-time, but updates every minute with location information.

The device is waterproof, and any type of tampering will result in home detention showing up at location, Mureddu said.

The Moorers are responsible for charging the device.

The device costs about $1500.

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