- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A preliminary examination has been adjourned for a western Michigan man in the 2014 shooting death of a 36-year-old female jogger.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/1U88n8m ) that 46-year-old Jeffrey Willis, of Muskegon Township, is due back in Muskegon County District Court on June 22 in the slaying of Rebekah Bletsch.

Willis had been under investigation in her slaying since he was charged in April with kidnapping and other crimes in an incident involving a girl in Muskegon County’s Fruitland Township. The girl told investigators that she jumped out of Willis’ van to escape.

Ballistics matched a handgun seized from Willis’ minivan with bullets found in Bletsch’s body and shell casings.

Authorities also have said Willis is being investigated in the 2013 disappearance of then-25-year-old gas station clerk Jessica Heeringa.

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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