Jeff WillisNORTON SHORES, MI – Three years after 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa went missing from her job as a gas station attendant, police have named a person of interest in her disappearance.

Heeringa was last seen in April of 2013 as she prepared to close up the Exxon Mobil gas station where she worked the late shift. A concerned customer called police 15 minutes after Herringa had made her last sale to report there was no employee at the open gas station.

Police believed Heeringa had been abducted from the store as her purse and keys were still there, and there was evidence she had been in the process of closing the store. Unfortunately, the gas station was not equipped with surveillance cameras but there were reports of a van in the area at the time.

Now, three years later, police think they may have the person responsible for Heeringa’s disappearance – and he may be a serial killer. Last week, 46-year-old Jeffrey Willis was charged with trying to abduct a teenage girl in April. The victim said she was walking home when Willis pulled over and forced her inside his van.

The teen managed to escape by jumping out of the moving van and run for help. After a month of some top-notch detective work, police would identify and locate Willis and note that his silver van matched the description of the one seen around the gas station during Heeringa’s disappearance.

They also found multiple syringes in the van filled with a sedative, handcuffs, rope, chains, a mask, rubber gloves, batting gloves, a bar with wrist restraints, a ball gag, and photos of females chained and bound, and a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Police are also checking to see if that gun matches shell casings found at the scene of Rebekah “Becky” Bletsch’s shooting death on June 29, 2014. She had been jogging near her home when someone shot her in the head several times and left her body on the side of the road.

Willis is currently in jail on charges of kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon and two felony firearm counts.

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