Michigan police search for body of missing gas station clerk

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) – A western Michigan prosecutor says police officers acting on a tip searched land near the home of a man under investigation for the disappearance of a gas station clerk, but nothing was found.

Our sister station WOOD-TV reports police searched an abandoned rail bed Friday near Jeffrey Willis’ home for the body of 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa, who disappeared in 2013.

Jessica Heeringa was last seen in 2013.
Jessica Heeringa was last seen in 2013.

Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says investigators didn’t find anything.

Willis waived his right this week to a hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence for him to stand trial in the abduction of a 16-year-old girl.

Authorities say the teen escaped from Willis’ van in April and identified him in a photo lineup.

He’s also accused of killing jogger Rebekah Bletsch in 2014.

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