Heather Elvis case analysis II: Things aren't what they seem
I want to believe Tammy Caison Moorer, but I did not speak to Sidney Moorer. I cannot gauge whether or not both of them are honest. However, Tammy came across as a wife who desperately wants to clear her husband's name -- and by proxy clearing her family of any animosity shown by the Horry County community toward them. She was consistently insistent that Sidney Moorer had only had sex with Heather Elvis three times just as she had declared in a screenshot that's been circulating the net. However, there were conflicts between our phone discussion and comments she made on Facebook. In the screenshot below (the one previously mentioned) you see that she refers to her husband as "stupid" and that he "cheated" on her.
Nonetheless, I couldn't avoid taking notice of how insistent she was in her defense of her husband. She was (in her defense of him) 100% certain that he had nothing to do with Heather's disappearance, and 100% certain that their affair was just sex, three times. She seemed to really want to protect Sidney, which is typical of a devoted wife. However, her insistence of his devotion to her and his innocence in this crime has me a little concerned -- if not for the case, but for her in general. Maybe she just doesn't want to believe that he's involved, or maybe she just doesn't want to believe that hey may have told Heather that he'd leave his wife for her. And really, what this all boils down to is that most of what is being said in this case is nearly impossible to substantiate. How are we sure of what Heather and Sidney said to one another at all? One thing has stayed consistent, and that is Sidney's claim that he last talked to Heather to tell her to leave him alone.
She also seemed extremely insistent that that she was not a jealous wife. She was not jealous of Heather and Sidney's sexual relationship, which she maintains was brief. So, if she was not a jealous wife, why would she harm the woman? Could all of this just be a ploy to deflect suspicion? Probably, and probably not. How would one of us react if put suddenly in the public eye as a suspect in a crime? Overall, I didn't detect any weird tones in the woman's voice. She didn't raise her voice, nor did she reach a high pitch when answering questions. She didn't direct conversation away from topics, and she was very conversational. Anyone can be fooled, even extremely seasoned experts (which I admittedly am not), but it seems to me that Tammy Caison Moorer is a woman who deeply loves her husband and is willing to defend him to hell and back -- which is not a crime, and is definitely not something to scoff at, unless she's willing to even commit a crime (or series of crimes) for him. And I just can't determine with any honesty that she has.
While it's been confirmed that Tammy and Sidney are (either one or both of them) suspects in Heather's disappearance, it's important to keep in mind that they may not be responsible. It's hard to see the rational facts in this case when there are so many people passionately rallying to attack the Moorer family, even resorting to threats of violence and crimes against innocent children. I've even read one quote where a woman in the area said that not even their children are innocent in her eyes. These mentalities exist in just about any high profile missing persons case, but they are terrible examples of just how dangerous it can be to simply know a victim of a crime.
Two things stand in this: Heather remains missing and nobody has been arrested. So the uncertainty in this case is just going to remain, but for how long?