05-01-2013, 11:57 PM #1Former Member
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MI - Jessica Heeringa, 25, Norton Shores, 26 April 2013 *ARREST* - #9
"NORTON SHORES, Mich- 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. Around 11:15 p.m. Norton Shores Police 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[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]231-72-CRIME (231-722-7463[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]231-722-7463) or call 911."
Link to article discussing fake sketch: http://www.wzzm13.com/story/local/2013/05/01/1598280/
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09-16-2014, 01:41 AM #2
Please continue the discussion here.
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09-24-2014, 06:54 PM #3
Bumping for Jessica
09-29-2014, 12:22 AM #4
I reluctantly have come to the conclusion Jessica was taken by the sex industry. A young lady can bring 300,000 dollars. IMO
09-29-2014, 12:49 AM #5Registered User
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Unfortunately, I think she was killed and her body has not been found yet. She could have been kidnapped, killed, and taken anywhere, even out of state, and dumped in a remote area. I hope I am wrong and that one day she turns up somewhere alive and well.
09-29-2014, 08:10 AM #6
Can we get posts from the other thread brought over?
10-02-2014, 05:32 AM #7Registered User
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I have been trying to catch up on this story, Never heard of it before until it was mentioned in another thread Im reading, but just read the entire 1st and 2nd thread, before i just skipped to the end. I cant believe after all this time she has never been found. It took me hours to even read through one thread so i dont have time to read all 8 so was just wondering if someone could catch me up about what ever happened with the 911 call saying there was 2 other vehicles there, Im assuming one was Jessicas, but what about the other? was it still there when the police arrived. Also I feel like she was lured outside somehow, because wasnt the cash drawer open like she was counting it? There had to have been a reason she stopped doing that and went outside without locking the money up, which makes me feel like it was definitely someone known to her who she felt safe enough to go out there with.
Also Im sure it has been resolved but a few times i read in the 2nd thread people questioning the 911 caller, just wanted to point out he hadnt pumped the gas, from what i read he COULDNT pump it because there was no one there. I think the attendant has to press a button to let the gas pump be used, I know thats what happens where i live. If they dont press the button then nothing comes out when you are pressing the handle.
And lastly just a comment, why on earth would the coworker drive past and notice something suspicious and then drive off! That whole story seems off. Why not just do a quick drive by in the actual gas station to just make sure Jessica was ok. I mean if she took so much notice of his appaearance and knew it was a bit odd, why just drive off when he leaves, that is so weird to me!
10-06-2014, 12:22 AM #8
There is no evidence Jessica is deceased. Thus like the Chief of Police I will assume she is alive. This leaves one man keeping her captive and the sex industry. From people I know from that area that are now in California .the industry is very active.
10-06-2014, 04:06 PM #9
Exxon map link in case someone wants to try to map it.
Here’s the timeline, released by the Norton Shores Police Department:
April 26, 2013:
2:44 p.m.: Heeringa purchased groceries at Aldi, 2715 Henry St.
4:35 p.m.: Heeringa begins her shift at the Exxon store. She was aware the store did not have video cameras, as she had advised customers of this and the fact she was working alone. She was not worried about the lack of cameras. It was not uncommon for Heeringa to prop open the rear door and turn off the store’s rear security light so she could smoke cigarettes behind the store or allow friends to enter via the rear door, according to police.
7:30 – 8:15 p.m.: A man who told police he was Heeringa's boyfriend at the time (*Not to be confused with her fiance, Dakotah Quail-Dyer) arrived at the Exxon station in a work vehicle, a silver full-size van. The two reportedly had a discussion regarding their alleged relationship.
A customer advised that Heeringa appeared to be upset after the conversation with the male subject.
7:40 – 8:50 p.m.: A female friend entered the store through the front door to visit Heeringa. Nothing suspicious was noticed at that time.
Both the female friend and a male customer observed a bluish silver van pull up to Heeringa while she was changing the receipt paper in one of the pumps. It appeared that the male driver and Heeringa were having a friendly conversation.
10:55 p.m.: A female customer entered the store and purchased a lighter. She advised that Heeringa was alone in the store and did not appear to be nervous or distressed. The customer did not see anyone in the store or in the parking lot.
11 p.m.: An Exxon manager and her husband were riding their motorcycles eastbound on Sternberg Road.
She saw a silver minivan slowly enter the north drive of the Exxon station from the service drive of the Pointes Mall.
The van drove behind the Exxon station, did a u-turn and extinguished its headlights as it pulled behind the store facing west.
The manager suspected Heeringa may be in the process of stealing from Exxon, so she turned around on Harvey Street to return to the store.
The manager and her husband drove to the Pointes Mall, west of the Exxon station, and parked in the lot with a view of the north and west sides of the Exxon station. The minivan was parked on the north side of the Exxon station.
There were no other vehicles in the lot except for Heeringa's.
The manager saw a figure standing at the rear of the van and noticed the van’s rear hatch was open. The figure shut the rear hatch and quickly opened it again. It appeared as though the figure was adjusting something in the rear of the van, and then closed the hatch again. She noted that the person's head was just above the roof of the van.
The person then walked to the driver’s door, got into the van and began driving westbound on the service drive.
The manager said the store’s rear security light was not on and the store’s rear door did not open at any time. She never saw a struggle or heard anyone yell for help. She did not see Heeringa outside of the store.
As the van drove closer to their location in the parking lot, the manager and her husband started their motorcycles and pulled up to the service drive. As the van passed, she looked at the driver, a male subject wearing a red or orange sweatshirt. Her husband stated that he did not see the subject well, but did see that he had “crazy” or wavy hair. Neither of them saw Heeringa or anyone else in the van.
The manager and her husband pulled onto the service drive and followed the van until it stopped at Grand Haven Road. The manager’s husband stated that he was positive the van was a Chrysler Town and Country van, silver in color, as it was the same type a relative owned (Note: This vehicle was located and was in Traverse City at the time of the abduction). He clearly remembered the Town and Country logo on the rear hatch door. Neither obtained the license plate number, as they had no reason to believe a crime had occurred.
The van turned northbound on Grand Haven Road, while the manager and her husband turned southbound on Grand Haven Road and went home.
11:02 p.m: Surveillance video from inside of a closed store in the Pointes Mall captured a silver minivan turning northbound onto Grand Haven Road.
11:03 p.m: Surveillance video from the Homestead Tavern captured a silver minivan driving northbound on Grand Haven Road.
11:05 p.m: Surveillance video from the Coin Zone captured a silver minivan driving northbound on Grand Haven Road.
11:10 p.m: A male customer arrived at the gas station, pulled up to the pump and attempted to purchase gasoline. He was unable to do so as the pump would not activate. When the pump did not activate, he entered the store believing that the clerk may have been in the back room and not aware of his presence at the pump. He was unable to locate Heeringa. Upon exiting the store, he spoke with a female customer and called 911.
11:15 p.m.: Patrol units are dispatched to Exxon, 1196 E Sternberg Road, Norton Shores, regarding a suspicious situation.
11:25 p.m.: The first officer arrives and begins investigation. Officers searched the store but did not locate Heeringa. Officers located Heeringa's purse and jacket in the back room. The purse contained $420 in cash. Officers noted that nothing inside the store indicated a struggle. There was nothing that appeared to be disturbed. Officers exited the rear door and noted that the door did not have a handle on the outside.
Officers located items of possible evidence outside the rear door, including what appeared to be a 2-inch by 3-inch blood stain on the concrete, later determined to be Heeringa's. Officers photographed the interior and exterior of the store and evidence items prior to collection. Officers collected a sample of the possible blood stain and packaged the other evidence items.
11.38 p.m.: Exxon owner was contacted regarding the open store. He in turn contacted the day-shift manager to respond as she lives closer to the store.
11:50 p.m.: The day-shift manager arrives at the Exxon station and provides officers with her observations of the silver minivan and its driver.
The manager advised that the cash drawer was “counted down” for the next shift, indicating Heeringa was preparing to close the store. While talking to officers, the manager observed the man claiming to be Heeringa's boyfriend drive past the store in a work vehicle. He was contacted to come to the Exxon station and was questioned by officers.
12:38 a.m.: A K-9 team requested to search area. A search of the area north and east of the store was conducted with no results.
10-06-2014, 04:09 PM #10
10-06-2014, 05:18 PM #11Registered User
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10-06-2014, 06:41 PM #12
10-06-2014, 07:22 PM #13
Things that make you scratch your head! Fasteddy's thoughts about the time line & trying to tighten it up. How lucky was the abductor to have picked just the right time to grab her?
Hope this isn't too confusing. I quoted Fasteddy but I also brought a few of my posts over that were between his
Jessica Heeringa: A new twist revealed
Police said the woman and her husband were riding motorcycles about 11 p.m. on April 26 — about the time Heeringa disappeared.
The husband told Target 8 they were out on a late-night ride.
“It was a beautiful night,” he said.
That was when they spotted a suspicious van in the nearby mini-mall parking lot, he said.
“We seen this van in the parking lot turn around with its lights off, and then we turned around to check it out to see what was going on,” he told Target 8.
By the time they turned around, the van was directly behind the gas station, so they drove into the mini-mall parking lot to take a closer look, he said.
“We see a van sitting there and the hatch pops open, the light comes on, and then the van door closes like something’s caught in it and he lifted it back up and shut it again,” the husband said.
They never saw Heeringa, never saw a struggle. Then, the van drove past them, which is when his wife got a good look at the driver.
He said they followed the van in the parking lot to Grand Haven Road, where it turned north.
“All we had to do was look down at the plate number and neither one of us did,” he said. “We’ve been kicking ourselves in the butt over that.”
From google link - it is legal to cross those lines to turn left to enter an alley, a driveway, or a shopping center unless there is a local ordinance against it.
10-06-2014, 07:47 PM #14Registered User
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Lot to digest Roselvr, very interesting analysis. Was a reinactment or simulation every done to visually see the reported timeline of events ?
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