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Norton Shores Police Searching For Woman Abducted From Gas Station


Police in Norton Shores are asking for the public’s help in finding Jessica Heeringa, 25, of Norton Shores who police now believe was abducted.

Heeringa disappeared from work at the Sternberg Borad Exxon Mobile gas station on Friday, sometime between 11p.m. and 11:15pm, according to police.

On Sunday, Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw announced that they have a suspect in the abduction.

Authorities interviewed four people who know her, but they were ruled out as suspects. They now have one suspect, and have created a sketch of him, but have not yet released it.

Police are now searching for a silver minivan, a Chrysler Town & Country or something similar, that was spotted in the area around the time of the Jessica’s abduction. Police would like to speak to its driver, who they describe as a heavy-set, white man between 30 and 40 years old, and having broad shoulders, and light, brown, wavy hair parted in the middle and longer on top. He may have also been wearing a bright red or orange sweatshirt at the time.

Jessica is described as a white female, 5’1 tall, approximately 110 lbs., with blond shoulder-length hair, and blue eyes. She is also known to wear wired rim glasses, but may not have been wearing them at the time she was abducted. She may be wearing a blue collared shirt saying “Sternberg Exxon”.

Heeringa was working by herself at the gas station on Friday night, and her purse and the cash register were untouched. No money was missing. Her car and her keys were also still at the gas station.

The gas station also did not have any functional security cameras on the premises.

Police believe that the person who abducted Jessica was probably a past customer. They say Jessica’s a friendly girl, and there were no signs of a struggle, according to WZZM-13.

Heeringa is the mother of a three-year-old boy, and is very dedicated to her son, according to her family. They say that to just up and disappear would be completely out of character for her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME (231-722-7463) or call 911.

The FBI is expected to become involved soon.

In the meantime, a Norton Shores resident came up to the family today and offered his own $500 reward for anyone who steps forward with information.


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