Heeringa Family Prepares for One Year Anniversary Without Jessica

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-24 20:53:27-04

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (April 24, 2014)- As the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa approaches, her family is devastated and heartbroken.

“It’s been a roller coaster. You talk to people and they tell you a tip and then your hopes rise and it doesn’t work out so you sink back down again,” Jessica’s grandma Diane Homrich said.

As they live in happy memories of the past and regrets of the unknown of Jessica’s future.

“I think, maybe I should have told her I loved her more and kissed her more but that’s in the past and you just have to remember the good times,” Homrich said.

It’s a hell those closest to Jessica never imagined through today.  Homrich says she thought this would all be over after a few days and police would find her.

And as the police sort through the thousands of tips, pursue thousands of leads and interview persons of interest, her family holds onto hope.

“There’s no peace and we’ll never have peace until we find her one way or another,” Homrich said.

If you know anything about the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa call Silent Observer at (231) 72-CRIME.