Margaret Maureen Heuser

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Above Images: Heuser, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 20, 2005 from White Cloud, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 9, 1960
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Heuser's nickname is Mikee. She wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored halter shirt, dark blue jeans and high-heeled leather biker boots.
  • Medical Conditions: Heuser had a drug and alcohol abuse problem in July 2005. In addition, her arm was injured at the time of her disappearance and she was unable to work as a result.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Heuser was last seen at her White Cloud, Michigan home on July 20, 2005. Her husband, whom she was separated from, stated she called and asked him to pick her up from a bar in Hesperia, Michigan, as her boyfriend's truck had run out of gasoline. Heuser's husband refused to pick her up, and she got a ride home from someone else. She called her husband back two hours later, and this is the last time he heard from her. Heuser wasn't reported missing until August 10. After her disappearance, her car was found burned in the driveway of her residence. Authorities have stated the fire was suspicious. There was no sign of her or her body in the vehicle.

    Heuser and her husband have a son together and she also has two adult children from a previous marriage. Her family described her as a good parent who would not have abandoned her family. Heuser's youngest son was living with her husband at the time she vanished, but she had visitation.

    Police are investigating Heuser's case as a homicide. In 2014, they began searching several local lakes for her body; they got tips that her body was placed in a barrel and the barrel dumped in a lake. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Newaygo County Sheriff's Department
    231-689-6623

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    Source Information
    WOOD TV
    North American Missing Persons Network
    Michigan Does
    The Grand Rapids Press
    NamUs
    The Muskegon Chronicle
    ABC 29

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 15, 2014; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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