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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Sadly, she appears to have been the target of a possible local serial killer named Jeffrey Willis. On April 16 2016, he is alleged to have attempted the kidnapping of a 16 year old girl. When they discovered a "kidnapping/kit" in his vehicle after he was identified, they began looking into cold cases and immediately linked him to Jessica Heeringa and Rebekah Bletsch. The case is now playing itself out in court, and he is facing multiple charges for homemade child pornography, attempted kidnapping and both murders. The police have a solid circumstantial case on him for Heeringa, though Heeringa has still not been confirmed to be alive or dead. His cousin, a corrections officer named Kevin Bluhm, is also facing charges for lying to the police and accessory after the fact. He indicated that she may be deceased, but recanted his statement.

    Local medica coverage: http://topics.mlive.com/tag/jeffrey-willis-case/
    Holy cow,just saw this:

    "By using*cellphone records, Willis' participation in a Magic: The Gathering Tournament showed he had been in a game shop next door to Heeringa's workplace the day Heeringa disappeared, according to Kasher.

    "He was also involved in a magic tournament, which is at the Pointes Mall, which is located about 200 yards, 250 yards north of the gas station where you could see -- the parking lot could see the back of the gas station," Kasher said, according to a court transcript. Willis' credit card history showed he had often purchased items at the gas station, including the night before Heeringa was abducted."

    I had wondered about this place when she first went missing...looking for post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    Holy cow,just saw this:

    "By using*cellphone records, Willis' participation in a Magic: The Gathering Tournament showed he had been in a game shop next door to Heeringa's workplace the day Heeringa disappeared, according to Kasher.

    "He was also involved in a magic tournament, which is at the Pointes Mall, which is located about 200 yards, 250 yards north of the gas station where you could see -- the parking lot could see the back of the gas station," Kasher said, according to a court transcript. Willis' credit card history showed he had often purchased items at the gas station, including the night before Heeringa was abducted."

    I had wondered about this place when she first went missing...looking for post...
    The land you are wondering about is a gas station off a major highway with a a couple of isolated businesses and a small strip mall called the Pointe Shopping Center. They are all markedly separated by open land and the local airport behind them. Pointes is notable for being in traffic observation distance of the gas station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    The land you are wondering about is a gas station off a major highway with a a couple of isolated businesses and a small strip mall called the Pointe Shopping Center. They are all markedly separated by open land and the local airport behind them. Pointes is notable for being in traffic observation distance of the gas station.
    Hi Essex,

    I see you are new here. Welcome



    Are you local? I looked for the post forever last night finally gave up. Now that we know JW is likely responsible for Jessica's disappearance, I am interested, as we all are, in where he put Jessica, and potentially where his "dumping grounds" is. Maybe somewhere he can revisit, somewhere fairly close and familiar, but maybe not too close? Idk, I've always leaned towards this being an abduction by a sexual predator. In the early threads I brainstormed on some areas. Heres an example:

    #398 thread 1

    Maybe we can redirect this conversation to Jessica's thread. We also have a thread for JW.

    Or what the heck. I guess we can stay right here. I think the thread title matches okay...? Its a poll thread though...maybe redirect...

    Here's a link to thread 1:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...6-April-2013-1
    Last edited by margarita25; 10-29-2016 at 09:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    Hi Essex,

    I see you are new here. Welcome



    Are you local? I looked for the post forever last night finally gave up. Now that we know JW is likely responsible for Jessica's disappearance, I am interested, as we all are, in where he put Jessica, and potentially where his "dumping grounds" is. Maybe somewhere he can revisit, somewhere fairly close and familiar, but maybe not too close? Idk, I've always leaned towards this being an abduction by a sexual predator. In the early threads I brainstormed on some areas. Heres an example:

    #398 thread 1

    Maybe we can redirect this conversation to Jessica's thread. We also have a thread for JW.

    Or what the heck. I guess we can stay right here. I think the thread title matches okay...? Its a poll thread though...maybe redirect...

    Here's a link to thread 1:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...6-April-2013-1
    Thanks for the welcome! I am suffering from quality of connection right now, so I'll try and limit my replies to addressing your points.
    - I am semi local and familiar with the area. Norton Shores is part of muskegon county, which includes a dozen other townships.
    - I have been following the case since April, reading articles and personal sleuthing.
    - I think the other thread is Jessica Heeringa #9. I don't know protocol on these things.
    - As I understand it, they've ripped apart the grandfather's house and triedd a couple local points with cadaver dogs. My concern is that he used his former skills as a butcher to dispose of the body as animal remains at a dump down the road from his house. That would be problematic. Not really sites about a starting point on this. I've been focusing on the cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essex View Post
    Thanks for the welcome! I am suffering from quality of connection right now, so I'll try and limit my replies to addressing your points.
    - I am semi local and familiar with the area. Norton Shores is part of muskegon county, which includes a dozen other townships.
    - I have been following the case since April, reading articles and personal sleuthing.
    - I think the other thread is Jessica Heeringa #9. I don't know protocol on these things.
    - As I understand it, they've ripped apart the grandfather's house and triedd a couple local points with cadaver dogs. My concern is that he used his former skills as a butcher to dispose of the body as animal remains at a dump down the road from his house. That would be problematic. Not really sites about a starting point on this. I've been focusing on the cousin.
    Thanks for your response.

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    It has been requested that I share the following text here as well. Please note that the Jessica Heeringa case relates directly to the Rebekah "Becky" Bletsch case, as Jeffrey Willis is being tried for the murder of both.

    I am posting the following for anyone else who is interested. It is a timeline I have been working on prior to the public cases in court, in order to make sense of the details. Good sources relating to this case are local: woodtv, mlive and wzzm

    Presumed Victims: Jessica Heeringa, Rebekah Bletsch, 16 y/o Attempted Kidnap Victim
    http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/i...r_index_topics

    February 2013 – Purchases 2006 Dodge Caravan
    February 2013 – Steals gun belonging to co-worker.
    2012 – Begins making semi regular purchases at Heeringa’s gas station.
    2012 – Fined for letting his dog run loose, presumably the same time as a court case with a neighbor who accused him of smearing dog feces on their house over it.
    June 20, 2011 – Willis’s grandfather, resident of the Bailey St house, passes away.
    2008 – Willis’s daughter, now 26, presumably moves out as an adult.
    (somewhere between 1992 and 2008 Willis installs bathroom camera)
    2006 – Cops called for incident where Willis was filming without consent in another vehicle.
    2003 – Works at Hermann Miller
    (work gap, spent either as machinist or butcher?)
    2002 – Begins stalking Wendy Silvey and others, keeping highly detailed information on them. This pre-dates many quality online utilities and would have required legwork.
    2000 – Willis marries current wife.
    1995-1998 – Fired from school janitor job for viewing porn at the school.
    1996: Cold Case – Angela Thornberg
    1992 – 2000 (?) – First wife dies in a car accident.
    1992 – Paternity suit with first wife.
    1988-1992 (?) – Attends Muskegon Community College as History major.
    Cold Case: Pere Marquette

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    Oh my God. He was married all that time. I wonder how you can just not notice you're married to a serial killer or how it feels to have been oblivious to it after the fact?

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