Jessica Heeringa Case Now Considered An Abduction

Jessica HeeringaNORTON SHORES, Mich- Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw said Sunday in a press conference that the case of the missing woman, Jessica Heeringa, is now an abduction case, based on evidence they have gathered at the scene.

It appears that Jessica was preparing to close the store when the incident happened. Her purse and other belongings where found undisturbed.

Also the store’s cash drawer was found and with no money missing.

Police are looking for a silver Chrysler Town & Country minivan driven by a white male around 30 years old and about 6 feet tall.

Heeringa – Van

Jessica is described as a white female, 25 years old, 5’1 tall, approximately 110 pounds, blond shoulder-length hair, and blue eyes. Jessica is also known to wear wire rimmed glasses. She may be wearing a blue collared shirt that says “Sternberg Exxon.”

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity near the Exxon Mobil gas station is asked to contact Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME (231-722-7463) or call 911.

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22 comments

  • tracy

    wow they just now call it an abduction what took so long and lets just hope they catch this guy as if you have not been watching the news it seems like their is some kind of serial thing going on.
    We have all these people disappearing from around this side of the state most women 1 man and the scarey thing they are not finding any of these missing people.It is funny nothing missing but her someone knows this van driven by this man with his size!Even if you have someone that fits that description driving a van like that call it in even if you are wrong at least it will be 1 less person they have to investigate.
    Remember no lead is wrong or too small they need to find these missing people and remember nowadays it could just be the person you are laying down with at night to sleep as I put nothing past noone these days!!

  • MB989

    now see there do'n a whole lot to find this WHITE girl, but when the BLACK lady went missing in grand rapids, it was like oh well, its just a black lady. and they say racism is dead, nope, alive and well !

  • kristy

    please do not show your IGNORANCE. This is not a racial thing. It is a tragic thing. You People and your Own racism make me sick. Hope they find her alive and catch this bad man.

  • Jen

    Honestly, whoever wrote this should be fired. Glaring typos, lack of information (preparing to "close the store"? What store?)… Professionalism should not be compromised in this age of fast information. Best wishes to this young lady – I hope she is found safe.

    • Lindsey

      Listen, I understand what you are saying but this is a follow up piece to a previous story. The article asks "Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity near the Exxon Mobil gas station is asked to contact Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME (231-722-7463) or call 911" and that the victim is possibly wearing a shirt that says "Sternberg Exxon." As I just stated, this is a follow up article and when the story first broke it was reported that she disappeared from the Exxon Mobile Gas Station on Sternberg Rd in Norton Shores.

      I am a member of this community and I work at the mall near there. This situation is frightening for the family and the community as a whole. The information in the piece above is meant to help the community and I am personally offended that you are willing to criticize the reporter for putting important information out there.

      There is a time and place for this type of criticism, however, there is also a time to use tact and discretion. There is a young lady missing, a three year old child without his mother, and a family hurting and confused. This is not the time or place for public criticism of the media.

  • Lisa

    What a rotten shame that this beautiful young lady was at work trying to make a living and some body has to do some thing like this to a innocent person just because their life must be miserable, I hope they find Jessica safe and unharmed. And the man that took her needs a life prison sentence so he don't repeat this . My prayers go out to her and her family. There is a lot of sick people in this world, what about the cameras that are suppose to be in the stores. Did they look on it or wasn't it plugged . Owners of businesses need to do more to protect their employees, all they worry about is the job getting done and they need to worry more about innocent life`s being taken. If their is any thing I can do to help please let me know.

  • THE-PUNCHING-BAG

    I COULD ALMOST BET IT WAS AN EX-BOYFREIND, OR SOMEONE SHE KNEW AT LEAST A LITTLE.
    THERE WAS NOTHING DISTURBED AT THE GAS STATION, NO MONEY TAKEN, PURSE AND PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT UNTOUCHED. ONE COULD ONLY HOPE THERE WASN'T DRUGS INVOLVED. CONSTANT PRAYERS FOR HER AND HER FAMILY. AND AT THE SMALL CHANCE THAT YOUR READING THIS "LET HER GO NOW" BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS YOU CAN'T CONTROL.

  • MR. WILLIAMS

    I find it interesting how many people commenting are blaming the Gas Station owner’s for not installing video camera’s and saying “SHAME on the gas station owner for not having cameras and not making sure there is more than 1 person working at ALL times!!!! DISPICABLE” and others, “If you ask me every gas station should be required by law to have at least 2 employees working at a time!” I guess if we lived in a Dictatorship then you could “force” business owner’s to take these steps as well as a 100 other things you could “force” them to do, however the down side would probably be NO Gas Stations opening because they couldn’t afford all of those “Demands.” There are robberies taking place everyday across this country where there are 2 or more Gas Station Attendants on duty being shot, wounded, and killed with some victims living through that experience. The number of people weren’t a deterrence and neither were several camera’s in operation, because the incident’s are played back on those reality-TV shows that show similar life-threatening incident’s like those. That being said, this seems to have the air of a more personal intention concerning Jessica Heeringa because of what the evidence has suggested being left alone and untouched at the crime scene. Furthermore, if it was along the lines of an intentional abduction, this was perhaps the most opportune location for the perp to commit the abduction and if not here, most likely it would have been at a secondary chosen location, IF, IF this was an “Intentional Abduction.”

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