Disappeared is back on Investigation Discovery Monday nights at 10/9C featuring cases of people who vanished and were never seen again. Here are three episodes where the person, or people, have yet to be found. As with any missing person’s case, any kind of information is helpful to help get closure for families. We leave that to you, CrimeFeed readers: watch the episodes online. Maybe you know something — maybe you can help.
The facts: Jessica Heeringa was working as a night clerk at a gas station. Fifteen minutes before she was to close for the night, she disappeared. Jessica had left her purse and car behind at the station, which indicated that she didn’t leave of her own accord. The cash register was left open, but plenty of money was still left inside which indicates that this was not a robbery. Police found a small amount of blood in the cement behind the gas station and confirmed it was Jessica’s. A silver Chrysler Town & Country minivan was spotted on the scene driving behind the store where the blood was located and a man was seen closing the hatch of his car before driving away. Unfortunately, the witnesses didn’t get the license plate of the car.
To get the full story of Jessica’s disappearance check out her full Disappeared episode here.
Missing since: April 26, 2013
Height: 5’1 tall
Weight: approximately 110 lbs.
Hair color: blond shoulder length hair
Characteristics: She is known to wear wire-rimmed glasses. She may be wearing a blue collared shirt saying “Sternberg Exxon”
Location of disappearance: The Exxon gas station on Steinberg Road in Norton Shores, MI
If you have any information about Jessica’s case, please reach out to the Find Jessica Heeringa Facebook page , call Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME, or 911
The facts: A co-worker realized that Jodi Huisentruit had failed to show up to her job as a news anchor at KIMT in Iowa at 4AM. When her apartment was called, Jodi answered saying that she had overslept and that she was preparing to leave. But two hours later she had still not arrived, and her co-worker had to fill in for her during Jodi’s morning show Daybreak. KIMT staff called the police at 7AM when she failed to appear. Jodi’s car was still in the parking lot of her apartment complex and there was evidence that there was a struggle near her car. Personal items such as a blow dryer, jewelry, red high heels, and hairspray were strewn about the area. These were items that she usually carried to work, but her tote bag was never recovered. The key to her car was found bent inside the lock on the driver’s side door and drag marks were visible on the rain-soaked pavement. At least three neighbors reported that they heard screams about the same time that Jodi was to leave for work.
To get the full story of Jodi’s disappearance check out her full Disappeared episode here.
Missing since: June 27, 1995
Age in 1995: 27 (47 this year)
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight: 120 lbs
Hair color: blonde, medium length
Location of disappearance: Key Apartments 600 North Kentucky Ave. Mason City, IA
Sherill Levitt, her daughter Suzanne “Suzie” Streeter, and friend Stacy McCall AKA The Springfield Three
The facts: Sherill was last heard from at 11:15PM on June 6th when she spoke with a friend on the phone about painting an armoire. Suzie and Stacy had graduated from Kickapoo High School on June 6, 1992 and they were last seen leaving graduation parties at 2AM on June 7th. They had planned to spend the night at another friend’s house but ultimately decided to stay at Suzie & Sherill’s house instead. When the three women weren’t heard from the next day, a friend visited the house several times during the day in an attempt to locate them. All their personal belongings were still inside the house and their cars were still parked outside. There was no sign of a struggle but the porch light had been shattered and the blinds in Suzanne’s room had been pulled apart as if someone were looking outside. No other physical evidence was found at the scene. Unfortunately, because of all the loved ones that visited the house to check on the women, they ended up corrupting the crime scene evidence.
To get the full story of The Springfield Three’s disappearance check out their full Disappeared episode here.
Missing since: June 2, 1992
Age in 1992: Sherill (47 – 70 this year), Suzie (19 – 42 this year), Stacy (18 – 41 this year)
Height: Sherill (5ft), Suzie (5ft 5in), Stacy (5ft 3in)
Weight: Sherill (110 lbs), Suzie (102 lbs), Stacy (120 lbs)
Eyes: Sherill (brown), Suzie (brown), Stacy (blue)
Hair color: Sherill (short light blonde), Suzie (shoulder length blonde hair), Stacy (long dark blonde hair)
Characteristics: Sherill (pierced ears), Suzie (a scar on her upper right forearm, a small mole on the left corner of her mouth, and pierced ears — left ear pierced twice)
Location of disappearance: 1717 East Delmar St, Springfield Missouri
If you have any information about The Springfield Three’s case please contact The Springfield Police Department.
The facts: On a Saturday in October of 2005, Tara Grinstead attended a beauty pageant and then left a dinner party, saying she was going straight home. On Monday October 22, Tara didn’t show up for work as a high school history teacher at Irwin County High School. Worried co-workers called the police and when they showed up at her house they found her car outside in the driveway was unlocked, with an envelope full of cash on the dashboard. But, her cell phone was still inside the house, charging in the wall outlet where she left it. Her purse and keys were gone. Tara was an animal lover so it was also strange that she had left her dog and cat behind. A latex glove was found on her lawn but the DNA testing had inconclusive results. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in and after investigating the scene concluded that there were no signs of a forced entry or struggle but, her bedside clock was under her bed and the time was six hours off. A broken lamp was also propped against her wall near the nightstand.
To get the full story of Tara’s disappearance check out her full Disappeared episode here.
Missing Since: October 22, 2005
Age in 2005: 30
Height: 5ft 3in
Weight: 110 lbs
Hair color: brown
Location of disappearance: Tara’s home in Ocilla, GA