New Developments In Jessica Heeringa Case

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 01, 2013

NORTON SHORES, Mich.– Norton Shores Police chief Daniel Shaw says in just an hour of the sketch being released Tuesday they received more than 75 tips. The chief tells Fox17 they have “several” persons of interest. We’ve also learned the gas station owner has been cleared and is fully cooperating with police, providing investigators with a list of vendors they are looking into.

Police also released new surveillance video Wednesday of the van in question. There is still no clear view of the license plate and no sign of the 25-year-old mother but its one piece to the puzzle they didn’t have before.  Shaw says “it just fills in the time for us, gives us a better idea of what’s happening.”

Here’s the time line leading up to Jessica’s disappearance:

-Police say Heeringa’s last transaction at the gas station was a little after 10:50pm

-Around 11:07pm a man showed up to find no one at the gas station, minutes later he called 911

-Police say the silver van in question is seen driving by the Old Homestead Tavern on Grand Haven Rd. at 11:03

-Less than a minute later, at 11:04 its caught on camera driving North bound past Coin Zone on Grand Haven Rd.

Police say they are working on getting more surveillance video from further North down the road and are working with Michigan State Police to get a higher quality picture.