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    Jessica Heeringa, 25, missing from Muskegon, Michigan

    This girl is missing from my hometown. It's all over my FB. Doesn't look promising.

    The Norton Shores Police Department is investigating a missing person which occurred in late evening hours of April 26, 2013 at the Exxon Mobil gas station located at 1196 E. Sternberg Rd.

    At approximately 11:15 pm NSPD officers were dispatched to the gas station on a suspicious activity report. Customers called 911 after entering the store to find no employees present. The employee scheduled to be working, Jessica Heeringa, was not able to be located.

    Contact has been made with friends and family of 25 year old Jessica Heeringa but as of April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm Jessica has not been located.

    Jessica is described as a white female, 25 years old, 5?1 tall, approximately 110 lbs., blond shoulder length hair, and blue eyes. Jessica is also known to wear wired rim glasses. She may be wearing a blue collared shirt saying ?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.

    UPDATE:

    Based on evidence processed from the scene and various tips that have been received, this case is now being reclassified as an abduction.

    It appears that Jessica Heeringa was preparing to close the store when this incident occurred. Her purse and other belongings were found undisturbed. In addition, the store?s cash drawer was found out and no money was missing.

    Investigators are currently searching for a silver minivan, possibly a Chrysler Town and Country, that was seen in the area of the Exxon station prior to Jessica?s disappearance.

    The driver is described as a white male, approximately 30-40 years old, approximately 6? tall, medium to heavy build, broad shoulders, light brown or sandy blond wavy hair parted in the middle and slightly longer on top, wearing a bright red or orange sweatshirt.

    A task force consisting of investigators from the Norton Shores Police Department, Michigan State Police, Muskegon County Sheriff?s Department, Muskegon Police Department and the Muskegon County Prosecutors Office have been investigating numerous tips that have been received. At this time, four persons of interest have been interviewed and cleared of any connection in the abduction of Jessica.

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    Yikes, you're right that doesn't sound good. I hate so hard that this stuff happens.
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    She transitioned from a stupid asshole to a dumb bitch.

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    Crazy ex?
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    Ron was the best part, hands down.

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    Crazy ex?
    Wouldn't be shocked.
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    911 call in the Jessica Heeringa case

    Norton Shores police released the 911 call made after 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa went missing from an Exxon Mobil gas station late Friday

    http://www.freep.com/videonetwork/23...video2|article


    Watch witness describe man flirting with Jessica Heeringa before disappearance

    http://www.freep.com/article/20130502/NEWS06/130502002

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    Latest on the case including identikit of silver van driver seen near the time of her disappearance. Police stress that the van & driver may be completely unrelated.

    http://www.huffington.post.com/2013/...n_3354505.html







    Also - link to article with drive-thru security cam footage of the silver van

    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...n_suspect.html



    & 4hours ago - "Bad news ... What if the details are wrong?"

    http://www.examiner.com/article/bad-...ails-are-wrong


    & some scummy people being scummy-

    2nd Woman on charges after fraudulently collecting donations outside Walmart for Jessica Heeringa's toddler son

    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...for_jessi.html
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    Should Suspect Sketch Be Colorized?



    Jessica Heeringa still hasn't been found and it doesn't look like there are any investigative updates to offer in the case. However, the admin of the Find Jessica.., Facebook page is seeking to have the suspect sketch in her case colorized. Her devotion to seeing a positive outcome in this case is inspiring, but it looks like her big ideas are being met with nothing but adversity.

    Carrie Mitchell has raised nearly $500 to have a talented forensic artist colorize the one and only suspect image in this case. She hopes that this will help get a better idea of what the possible suspect looks like. However, Jessica's fiance isn't interested in this gesture and neither is the Norton Shores Police Department.

    The reasoning being offered pertains to the fact that the suspect sketch is just a rough idea of the person who took Jessica. It was dark and the witness description may not be accurate. Therefore, it may be counterproductive to even attempt introducing a colorized sketch. This reasoning is easy to understand. However, it seems that Mitchell's gesture would at least get more eyes on the case, and that is never a negative thing.

    There have been so few updates in the search for Jessica Heeringa that it almost feels like the case is in danger of going cold. She has only been missing for several weeks so for there to be such a quiet calm over everyone involved just indicates the likelihood that she may never be found. If that's the case you'd figure the people of Norton Shores would want more answers, and the colorization of this sketch may just attract the answers they seek.

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    Jessica Heeringa abduction case: Grandparents 'disheartened' as 100th day since disappearance nears

    (Aug. 1, 2013) MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- For the grandparents of Jessica Heeringa, the nearly 100 days their granddaughter, whom they affectionately call their "little pixie girl," has been gone feels like 100 years.

    Sunday, Aug. 4, will mark the 100th day that the 25-year-old gas station clerk from Muskegon disappeared, allegedly abducted while finishing her night shift.

    A suspect or suspects have not been identified and authorities have said they have very little to go on in terms of solving the case. A police official whose department is heading the case described the investigation as becoming "frustrating."

    Heeringa has appeared to disappear without a trace ? leaving behind at the gas station her purse, her vehicle, other forms of identification and money from a recently cashed paycheck.

    "We're rather discouraged and disheartened," said Heeringa's grandmother, Diane Homrich, of Grand Rapids. "No one trains you on how to handle this and where to go and what to do. Never in my wildest dream did we think this would happen. This always happens to other families."

    Heeringa, who is 26 now, disappeared on April 26 while working at the Exxon gas station on Sternberg Road in Norton Shores. Heeringa was working as a gas station clerk when a customer reported that she was missing around 11 that night.

    The Homriches ? Diane and Heeringa?s grandfather, Roman -- have made trips to the Muskegon area to help support Heering's fiance, Dakotah Quail-Dyer, of Muskegon, who is caring for the couple's young son with the help of Quail-Dyer's parents.

    Family and friends of Heeringa, and community members, have been meeting at the Pointes Shopping Center, adjacent to the Exxon station, on the weekends to bring awareness to her disappearance, sell T-shirts with Heeringa?s photo on them and hand out fliers.

    "A few people still come by and I don?t want to lose touch with the community," Diane Homrich said, adding that the Muskegon community has been "?supportive" from the beginning.

    "Those of us in the family, and I think in the community, still feel that she's alive and out in that area," she said.

    Heeringa' family has maintained that the woman would never voluntarily leave on her own and abandon her son, Zevyn.

    "He's 3 1/2 and of course he doesn't fully understand what?s going on. He loves Spiderman and he can stay focused on that for a while, but the hard part of the day is when he goes to bed and mom isn't there to sing him his lullabies," she said.

    Heeringa's disappearance has Homrich more aware of other missing persons in the nation. Since her granddaughter disappeared, Homrich said she is more sympathetic about other families going through the same thing.

    "Now when I see a missing child poster, I pay attention, I watch," she said. "When I'm in a restaurant, I look around. Before it didn't faze me, I didn't even look at a missing person poster before."

    Investigators press on

    The case hasn?t yet gone cold, but it has become a "frustrating" investigation with very few solid leads and more questions than answers, said Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw.

    "We have a lot of pieces to the puzzle already, based on just the first few days. We do have different theories of who may be involved, but we don't have anything concrete to connect people to this case. It will take just the right piece of information to make that happen," Shaw said.

    Shaw said there isn't any piece of evidence to suggest Heeringa isn't alive, but then again "we have nothing to say she is."

    Police have not publicly identified a suspect in the case.

    However, that's not to say there aren't individuals who police are keeping an eye on, Shaw said.

    "There was no one taken into custody," he said. "But we are still watching more than one (person). We follow evidence, we don't go based on hunch. We have theories and all sorts of ideas."

    Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...ion_cas_2.html

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    This is so frustrating and bizarre.

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    http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/loca...43642818-story

    Abduction suspect caught with gun, ropes could unlock missing Jessica Heeringa case

    It's been three years since Jessica Heeringa disappeared from a gas station on the west side of the state.

    Now there is a possible break in the case after a Muskegon County man was arrested in connection with another case.

    Investigators met Friday on this case to evaluate key evidence collected. They are trying to find out if there is a link between Jeffrey Willis and the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa who went missing back in 2013.

    Willis, 46, has been charged with the abduction of a 16-year-old girl but police believe he could connected to other west Michigan high profile crimes.

    "The community, we feel, is safe now," said Undersheriff Daniel Stout. "But ... we are just at the end of the beginning of the case."

    According to court documents, last month a lost girl got into Jeffrey Willis' van. He offered to let her use his cell phone - that's when Willis locked the door and pulled a gun.

    The 16-year-old managed to escape by unlocking the doors and jumping out of his moving van. She later gave police a description of the vehicle and pointed Willis out of a lineup.

    When officers searched the van, they found several locked boxes and inside -- handcuffs, chains, ropes, five syringes, a possible sedative, photos of females chained and bound, a ball gag, mask and a bar with restraints attached.

    They also discovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol with the serial numbers rubbed off. Forensic tests will reveal if that was the same weapon used to kill Rebekah Bletsch in June of 2014.

    "Does that mean it came from the same gun? "

    "It could," said Stout. "So forensically that's what they are going to look at. The casings at the scene and any other bullet fragments that they've got to try to forensically, you know, tie them together."

    Investigators are also working to find out if Willis had anything to do with the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa back in 2013.

    She vanished without a trace while working at a Norton Shores gas station. Detectives are not commenting on connections except to say Willis' Dodge Caravan is similar to a minivan captured on video near the scene of Heeringa's disappearance.

    "We are very sure we can get a conviction on the attempted abduction," Stout said. "Now we are trying to look at these other two cases. One is the Norton Shores case with Jessica Heeringa and now we've got the Bletsch case."

    The investigation far from over, a team has been formed to track down leads while Willis is being held on a $1 million bond.

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    NORTON SHORES, MI -- Jeffrey Willis has been upgraded to a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa three years ago, according to Norton Shores Police.

    Police Chief Jon Gale issued a press release Monday afternoon that says the department is working with county, state and federal officials on the case.

    "Investigators have been working around the clock and have now upgraded Willis as a person of interest in the this case," Gale said in the statement. "Investigators are interviewing known associates of Willis trying to determine the connections to Jessica."

    Willis, 46, was arrested last week in connection with the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl, who escaped her captor shortly after she got into his silver minivan, police have said.


    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...on_of_int.html
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    A link to Jessica's recent Disappeared episode


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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    A link to Jessica's recent Disappeared episode

    I think I'm going to tap out shortly from my office, you couldn't have timed this better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    A link to Jessica's recent Disappeared episode

    Okay watched it last night... I'm sus on the manager (or owner I forgot which ones saw the van right now). If you think a place was robbed, that you are in charge of, pull around to sus the van out, then see the van leave.. wouldn't you go and check on the place itself?

    I know this new evidence may actually back her story up, but it also may not. Keen to see what comes of new dude.
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    I don't know if it has been mentioned, but he is also connected to the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch...who was shot multiple times while jogging around 6pm. Link here.

    Terrifying to think how many other women he is linked to.
    RIP to all the victims.

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    Very interesting, Grey.

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    Yes, Bewitchingstorm. I live just a few cities over and remember when Jessica went missing. I'm thinking we have a serial killer on our hands... The siringes filled with a clear liquid, the photos of girls tied up, rope, gun, etc.
    Thank god he has been caught.

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    syringes* my bad...and sorry for the double post.

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    What kind of sick, perverted motherfucker does some shit like that? Never mind, I already know.

    Please, someone abuse this piece of shit before killing him. Better idea, tie this asshole to the top of a tall tree with a long, conductive metal pole in his pants and wait for a thunderstorm. This human trash needs to be burned, not just taken to the curb.
    Don't like what I have to say? I respect that. Now go fuck yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_cat View Post
    Yes, Bewitchingstorm. I live just a few cities over and remember when Jessica went missing. I'm thinking we have a serial killer on our hands... The siringes filled with a clear liquid, the photos of girls tied up, rope, gun, etc.
    Thank god he has been caught.
    Guess I should have read more into this guy. I'm from GR and all my friend on fb have been posting about this but never really read any article other than the possible van connection.

    On the Disappeared episode they were convinced it was someone else they just couldn't find proof....which is probably why I figured this guy was nothing.
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    Homemade child porn charges add to case against Jeffrey Willis
    Jeffrey Willis could spend life in prison for 2014 murder, April kidnapping

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) ? While kidnapping and murder charges threaten to put Jeffrey Willis behind bars for the rest of his life, disturbing images of children found ? and made ? at his home could put him in prison for as long as four decades.

    With all the charges he faces, Muskegon County prosecutors feel good about their case.

    ?The likelihood of this gentleman going to prison is high, in my opinion,? Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said during Willis?s arraignment on the kidnapping charges last week.

    Muskegon Township, attempted abduction, jeffrey willis
    An undated courtesy photo of the scrapes that a 16-year-old girl sustained when she jumped from a moving minivan to escape an alleged attempted kidnapper.
    Authorities arrested Willis on May 17 for the alleged attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl along a rural county road in April. She managed to escape and wasn?t seriously hurt.

    The investigation led police to Willis? home in the 1800 block of South Sheridan Road in Muskegon Township. It was there that police say Willis hid a camera in his bathroom in June 2015 and took pictures of a young child. Police are not identifying the child or specifying an age.

    Authorities conducting a search warrant at the home of Jeffrey Willis in Muskegon Township on May 17, 2016.
    Authorities conducting a search warrant at the home of Jeffrey Willis in Muskegon Township on May 17, 2016.
    Chief Assistant Muskegon County Prosecutor Timothy Maat said that at least two of the images Willis allegedly took were discovered on a hard drive at his home.

    A woman who has lived next door to Willis for 17 years runs a day care. She declined to speak on camera Thursday but told 24 Hour News 8 that she never noticed any children around Willis?s home. She also said she never noticed him acting strangely around the young children she cared for ? though she said he gave her teenage daughters a ?funny feeling.?

    In addition to the pictures police say Willis took himself, investigators found pornographic images of prepubescent children that had been downloaded from the Internet, according to court documents.

    Willis has been charged with four counts of child sexually abusive activity that carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Because he allegedly saved the images on a computer, he was charged with four counts of using a computer to commit a crime that also carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.

    Assistant Prosecutor Maat said a judge could decide to make those sentences consecutive. That means even disregarding the charges for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch and the April kidnapping, Willis faces a potential 40 years in prison.

    None of the charges are linked to the photos of bound and chained females found in Willis?s possession.

    http://woodtv.com/2016/05/26/homemad...effrey-willis/
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    None of the charges are linked to the photos of bound and chained females found in Willis's possession.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    None of the charges are linked to the photos of bound and chained females found in Willis's possession.

    Must be a Republican assigning the charges. Those pics are just women. They don't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Must be a Republican assigning the charges. Those pics are just women. They don't matter.

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