“Jessica is Waiting For Us to Find Her,” Says Norton Shores PD

Posted at 8:46 AM, May 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-07 08:46:34-04

NORTON SHORES, Mich.– With news that three young women were found safe and alive a decade after being abducted in Ohio, it’s giving the Norton Shores Police Department hope that another missing woman will be found safe.

Police say Jessica Heeringa, 25, was abducted while working at the Exxon Gas Station in Norton Shores late April 26th. Since then, detectives have been looking for a silver minivan believed to be somehow involved in her disappearance.

FOX 17 has kept in close contact with Chief Dan Shaw throughout the investigation. When he learned that Amanda Berry, 26, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, escaped the Cleveland home they were held captive in for close to a decade, it gave him hope.

“The Cleveland story fuels our belief that Jessica is out there and waiting for us to find her,” said Chief Shaw.

In it’s 11th day, a team of detectives from around the state continue to receive and review hundreds of tips they hope will lead them to Heeringa.