Michigan Mom Disappears, Police Ask For Help

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Cops are desperately hunting for a Michigan mom who disappeared - most likely via an abduction - from an Exxon gas station around 11 p.m. Friday.

Jessica Heeringa, 25, vanished without a trace just before her shift ended.

Jessica Heeringa Photo

Officials say that she left her purse and car keys behind, but there was no visible sign of a disturbance and cash was not stolen from the business.

Heeringa's disappearance was initially treated as a missing person case, but cops re-classified it as an abduction on Sunday after examining evidence.

Authorities were contacted at 11:15 p.m. by a worried customer who found the station unattended. They quickly began searching for the missing mom.

Heeringa, who has a 3-year-old son, made her last sale at 11 p.m.

Police want to speak to a white man between 30-40 years old and around 6 feet tall who was seen driving a silver minivan in the area at the time.

Heeringa is 5'1" with blond shoulder-length hair and blue eyes. She often wears wire-rimmed glasses and could be wearing a blue “Sternberg Exxon” shirt.

"I'm sure she was abducted," Heeringa's mother told Michigan Live. "(There was) no struggle. She was cleaning a machine, she left her car keys, (and) no money was taken."

Norton Shores Police Chief Daniel Shaw said that, as there were no surveillance cameras in the station, they have to rely on public information.

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