Person of interest in Jessica Heeringa disappearance re-questioned by police
Caroline MacGregor May 2, 2013 | WGVU “It's still a very trying time for the family and for us that it's taken this long in the investigation that we still haven't come to some resolution but it's our number one goal is bringing Jessica home safely to her family and we'll worry about solving the crime and bringing the person who abducted her to justice after that.”
Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw, who says between 25 and 50 investigators are
working on the case each day, searching for clues in the disappearance of Jessica
The 25 year old woman was last seen by a customer during her late
night shift at the Sternberg Road Exxon Mobil Gas Station. Her belongings
remained at the scene and police believe she was abducted around 11pm – about
15 minutes before a 911 call was placed, alerting police the gas station was open but no one was
video from cameras of nearby businesses showed a silver or grey van thought to
be a Chrysler Town and Country driving away from the scene. Witnesses also
confirm seeing a similar type of van. Chief
Shaw says they are grateful for any tips they receive.
“We have received a lot of tips from the public and we are really grateful for that because that gives us some direction to focus our investigation; any information is useful to us."
people have been questioned - including a Muskegon man who was questioned for
several hours Wednesday and again Thursday.
“We have been questioning one additional person indepth about their whereabouts on Friday evening at 11pm and and it happens that person does drive a grey or silver mini van. His current status as far as if he's still a person of interest is unknown; we're continuing to talk to him to determine where he was on Friday night.”
distributed an artist sketch of a white man between 30 and 40 of medium to
heavy build, with light brown or dark blond wavy hair parted in the middle.
have also been following up on other personnel at the gas station along with
vendors who supply the business.
If you have
any information to offer police about this case, please call the Silent Observer at
231-72-CRIME (27463), or the Norton
Shores Police Department at 231.733.2691.
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