Tip Leads Police to Man in Heeringa Case; Questioning Underway

Posted at 8:16 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 21:01:12-04

UPDATE:  FOX 17’s Ann Marie LaFlamme reports at 9pm that the man is still being questioned; in fact, he may be questioned for another couple of hours.  The man does have a silver van.  She is meeting with the chief shortly.  More to come on FOX 17 News at 10.


NORTON SHORES, Mich. –  FOX 17 News has learned that one of the several persons of interest in the Jessica Heeringa disappearance was being questioned Wednesday night at the Norton Shores Police Department.

FOX 17’s Ann Marie LaFlamme reports the man was named in a tip, then was pulled over while driving and brought into the police department for questioning.

Several people were being looked at after Heeringa went missing Friday night during her shift at the Exxon gas station in Norton Shores.  As FOX 17 first reported during its 6:00pm newscast Wednesday, the owner of the gas station was cleared as one of the persons of interest in the case.  Heeringa’s fiance was also given a polygraph test and is not considered a suspect.

Earlier Wednesday, FOX 17 broadcast exclusive home video of Jessica Heeringa seen here:

FOX 17 has crews in Norton Shores working with sources for more information.  Join us for a live report at 10pm.  Also, follow Ann Marie LaFlamme on Twitter for real-time updates on this developing story:

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