Jessica Heeringa Case: Police Release Sketch, 911 Call

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Jessica Heeringa case: Police have released the composite sketch of the suspect who allegedly abducted young Michigan mother Jessica Heeringa last Friday.

Heeringa, 25, went missing while she was closing down an Exxon station on Friday night in the city of Norton Shores. Reports the gas station had no surveillance cameras or other security devices present.

A witness in the case told ABC News that he watched a man in a silver minivan come up to Heeringa while she was at a gas pump.

Neaby employee Christian VanAntwerpen told the broadcaster: “He was just like, ‘Hey, what are you doing over here? Aren’t you supposed to be inside?’ Just kind of being real flirty, weird about it.”

“It was just bizarre that he seemed to be actively looking for her, like he knew her and then had this attitude that he wanted to have a conversation with her and then conduct business, and that is what seemed really out of place to me,” VanAntwerpen continued.

Authorities also released surveillance footage from a bar located near the station, showing a silver or gray Chrysler minivan driving from the scene, according to MLive.com.

“The video shows the silver minivan continuing to drive north on Grand Haven Road, less than a minute after passing the Homestead. We’re not able to see the plate number or the driver, but it does help us by filling in more of the timeline of Jessica’s abduction,” Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw said in an e-mail to the website.

A 911 call was also released to the public.

“I dont know if this is an emergency … there’s nobody here,” a 911 caller says, noticing the deserted Exxon station, reported USA Today. “It wouldn’t allow me to pump gas. I [went] inside and there’s nobody here. There’s a car here, there’s another car out front. It’s very suspicious why there’s nobody here.”

Police are looking for a white male, between the ages of 30 and 40, around 6 feet tall, and has light brown wavy hair, according to CBS News.

Heeringa was described as 5 foot 1 and approximately 110 pounds.

The Heeringa family has continued to post updates on the “Find Jessica Heeringa” Facebook page.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.