Kidnapped at Gas Station: Police Search for Young Mother in Mich.
Kidnapped at gas station: Authorities are searching for a woman who was purportedly abducted while she was working at a gas station in western Michigan on Friday.
Jessica Heeringa, a 25-year-old mother, went missing on Friday night during her shift at an Exxon station in Norton Shores, located on Lake Michigan, reported WOOD-TV.
Authorities in Norton Shores, a town of around 20,000, are asking the public’s held in finding Heeringa.
“Between the time that last purchase was made and the time that the customers came in and found the store empty is when Jessica was abducted,” Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw told WOOD-TV.
He added: “We have spoken with the person who made the purchase there and cleared them of any wrong. And unfortunately, they didn’t see anything that would lead them to believe there was something going on at the store that was leading to that abduction.”
Her car, purse, and other belongings were left behind. The cash drawer at the store was also left open but money was not taken, police said.
The family of Heeringa made a Facebook page and handed out fliers to members of the community in an attempt to find her whereabouts.
The “Find Jessica Heeringa” page on Monday said there would be a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night for her.
“Good Morning Beautiful Jess! Lots of plans in motion for today! We are searching! Hang tight! The whole Country wants you home!” a posting on the page reads Tuesday.
Roman Homrich, her grandfather, said she has gone missing “too long,” he told MLive.com.
“We haven’t heard anything, nothing since last night. We were at the police station. But nothing has changed since then,” Homrich said.
Investigators are searching for a silver minivan, possibly a Chrysler Town & Country, that was seen in the area when she disappeared. The driver was described as a white male between the ages of 30 and 40, around 6 feet tall, and with a medium to heavy build.