Abducted Woman's Blood Found at Gas Station

DNA evidence gives Jessica Heeringa's family hope
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
Abducted Woman's Blood Found at Gas Station
Jessica Heeringa, the 25-year-old western Michigan woman who apparently was abducted Friday, April 26, 2013, from the Exxon Mobil gas station where she worked as a clerk in Norton Shores, Mich.   (AP Photo/Family photo via WOOD-TV)

A small amount of blood found at a Norton Shores, Mich., gas station belongs to Jessica Heeringa, the 25-year-old who disappeared two weeks ago while working there, in what police believe was an abduction. The family is actually viewing the newly released test results as good news, Fox 17 reports. Though they had hoped "it would be the suspect’s DNA to get us a little closure to finding out who he is ... it still tells us that she fought him, that whatever injuries she had that it was not mortal, and that gives us a lot of hope," says Heeringa's grandmother. (More Jessica Heeringa stories.)

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