THE MINDS OF MADNESS

Episode 200 – Jeffrey Willis – The Monster Of Muskegon County

In 2016, April 16th was the first perfect day of spring in rural Muskegon County Michigan.

By 9:00 that Saturday morning, it was 62 degrees and already the warmest day of the season by far. And 53-year-old Dawn Schmidt was among those taking advantage of these glorious conditions.

Making herself a steaming cup of morning coffee, she carried it outside to her back deck and sipped away, staring at the forest, and enjoying the refreshing sunshine.

But then…she heard something strange.

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Research & Writing:
Ryan Deininger

Editing:
Aiden Wolf

Sources:
People v. Willis
Jessica Heeringa Trial
Rebekah Bletsch Trial
Fox17
Fox17 #2
911 of couple who found Bletsch
Scribd.com Partial Court Transcript
Law and Crime Network 
MLive.com #1
MLive.com #2
Detroit Free Press
Pick Me Up
Disappeared Blog
Woodtv.com