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Day 6: Still No Sign of Jessica Heeringa

Posted: 11:09 PM, May 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-02 23:26:35-04

NORTON SHORES, Mich. – Thursday, police received tips of gunshots heard in PJ Hoffmaster State Park along with the sighting of a silver van on Saturday morning.  That sparked a search with Michigan State Police K-9 units along with the helicopter.  The search yielded no sign of Jessica.

Fox 17 was at the park when a pair of glasses were found, thought to possibly be Jessica’s.  Since then, family has looked at those glasses and said they are not hers.

There are still several people police are interested in talking to.  One in particular was questioned Wednesday night and brought back in for more questioning Thursday.  That man has still not been cleared.

It has been a whirlwind week full of heartbreak and hope that 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa will soon be home with her 3-year-old son and loving family.

Jessica’s Grandma, Diane Homrich, says  “It’s just going to take that little bit of information, just something somebody doesn’t even consider important.”

First, a description, then surveillance video was released of a silver van around the time of Jessica’s abduction.  Then, a sketch, and though many have been questioned, police are still searching for the abductor.

After the search in Hoffmaster State Park yielded no results, Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw said,  “Now we’re back to square one and we’ll continue on with what we’ve been doing and continue to search.”

If you have any information on the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa call the silent observer tip line at 231-72-CRIME.