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Judge: Van owned by convicted killer of 2 will be destroyed

Detectives tracked abduction suspect Jeffrey Willis days before arrest
Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 30, 2022

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a minivan owned by a man serving life sentences for the slayings of two women in western Michigan will be destroyed.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that a Muskegon County judge ruled March 25 in favor of prosecutors’ motion to allow authorities to destroy the Dodge Grand Caravan, which played a role in Jeffrey Willis’ crimes in the Muskegon area.

The 52-year-old Willis is serving life without parole after being convicted of killing Rebekah Bletsch as she jogged along a rural road in 2014.

He also was convicted of killing a gas station clerk who disappeared in 2013. Jessica Heeringa’s body still hasn’t been found.

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