Missing In Michigan Event

Posted at 8:50 AM, Sep 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-08 08:50:13-04

 BATH TWP, MICH.- The Michigan State Police are hosting a Missing in Michigan event on Sunday for families affected by the disappearance of a loved one. This marks the third annual event.

It’s part of an effort statewide to solve cases of missing people. The Detroit Free Press reports that stepped-up efforts at the Wayne County medical examiner’s office, for example, have led to several people being identified in recent months through the use of DNA.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, there are 149 opens cases of unidentified remains in Michigan. There are also numerous missing persons cases, including that of Jessica Heeringa who disappeared from a Norton Shores gas station in April.

After Sunday’s event, there will be a motorcycle ride to remember Jessica Heeringa.