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Investigators continue search for two missing West Michigan women

Caroline MacGregor
May 3, 2013 | WGVU   Chief Daniel Shaw says the photograph was taken from the original surveillance video of the Coin Zone and offers higher resolution than the copy released earlier. It’s hoped someone will notice something about the van that will assist investigators in their search for 25 year old Jessica Heeringa.

“We're very confident in the descriptions they have given us as far as the driver we are looking for and we are of confident of the description of the van because one of the witnesses has a family member with the exact same style, make and color; we're confident it's a Chrysler Town and Country, silver in color.”

A search late Thursday of the P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Norton Shores failed to turn up any clues. Chief Shaw says investigators are working around the clock hoping for a break.

“As individual departments have needs people have been coming and going as they are available to see us but at times we have had as many 25, 30 - even 50 people working on this case.”

Chief Shaw says shots heard early Saturday, the morning after Jessica vanished from the Exxon Mobil on East Sternberg Road in Norton Shores may be attributed to the opening day of Turkey Hunting season.

In the case of another missing woman; earlier today, family and friends of Latrice Maze, missing six weeks now, gathered to hand out flyers and pray for the mother of five last seen on March 19th near Burton and Division in Grand Rapids. Maze failed to pick up one of her children from school as scheduled.

Earlier this month, Maze was featured on the Nancy Grace show. The nature of threats made against Maze on Facebook have not been disclosed by police. Investigative subpoenas have turned up more concrete information but Grand Rapids Police Chief Jeff Hertel says they’re operating under the likelihood that Maze is no longer alive.

If you can help police with information on either Latrice Maze or Jessica Heeringa, please call the Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or 231-72-CRIME.    

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