Family Of Jessica Heeringa Searching For Answers

Posted at 7:55 PM, Apr 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 09:43:06-04

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — As detectives continue to work the case, family members are waiting for any trace of Jessica Heeringa.

As you can imagine, as the time ticks by, they’re getting worried. That’s why they say they’re not resting until they find her.

Jessica’s mom, Shelly Heeringa, went door to door around Norton Shores Sunday passing out fliers or posting them anywhere she could find room. The community came out to help: People picked up fliers to pass out themselves and asked the family if there was anything they could do.

Derek Alton, who only knew Jessica only from seeing her at the gas station every once in a while, said he would offer a $500 for any information leading to an arrest. “The need for the community to get involved is of utmost importance. I mean, without anybody getting involved, then what’s going to happen?”

Shelly Heeringa said her daughter is the kind of person that would help anyone, always smiling. Her family says she has a lot she still wants to do. She is working towards going to college and has dreams of being an accountant. “Right now, she was just at this job to support her and her little boy and her family. Her boyfriend had recently been laid off, so she was taking on extra shifts, and trying to do what she could.”

Jessica’s family is begging anyone who may knows something big or small to call police, her grandfather Ramon Homrich said. He was there to help Sunday. “Whoever has her, you’re going to have a problem if you don’t let her go. Let her come home. We all love her, and we want her back.”

If you have any information you can leave an anonymous tip. Call Silent Observer at 231-722-CRIME or the Norton Shores Police Department at 231-733-2691.