Prayers for Jessica

Nancy Harriman quietly greeted people as they walked through the doors of the Bridge Bible Church late Tuesday morning.
Becky Vargo
Jul 24, 2013

 

The area residents found a spot in the chapel of the Norton Shores church to pray for the safe return of Jessica Heeringa.

“People have been kind of coming in, in twos or threes,” Harriman said.

Heeringa disappeared from her job at a Norton Shores gas station on April 26. The Norton Shores woman, who was 25 at the time, has not been seen or heard from since. Police believe she was abducted.

Harriman handed participants at Tuesday's Jessica Heeringa Community Prayer Day a focus sheet to follow if they wanted guidance in their prayers. She stopped to chat or pray with some of them.

Denise Seabolt said she became involved in the prayer event at the Henry Street church because Heeringa is a member of her community “and we need to find her.”

“I’m a mother and a grandmother, and she could have been my child,” Seabolt said. “I would want everyone to do everything possible to find my loved one.”

Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw said his department is still receiving about 50 calls or e-mails a week regarding the case.

“Most of what we’re getting now is people sending us their theories,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of 'psychic' kind of stuff. They are really not tips or leads we can work.

Anyone with information on the missing woman should call Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

 

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