Deputies investigate possible abduction in Zeeland Twp.

Ottawa County

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities need the public’s help to find out what happened in a suspicious situation near Zeeland.

It happened around 12:20 p.m. Monday in Zeeland Township near the intersection of 64th Avenue and Gordon Street.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a large white box truck with two adults inside. The two were seen stopping near a young person walking along the roadway. A witness said there appeared to be some kind of altercation and the pedestrian may have been forced into the truck.

The person walking is described as a teen, possibly younger, wearing a black shirt and grey pants. The witness was unable to tell the person’s gender because he was too far away.

Deputies responded to the area and were unable to locate anyone involved. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says there are no missing persons reports from the area.

“We are not sure if this may have been someone in the neighborhood picking up an acquaintance or relative or whether or not there is a real area of concern,” said Capt. Mark Bennett with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. “So we wanted to make sure we covered our bases, and we did the groundwork that we needed to do, just in case.”

Anyone who saw the incident or who was involved for legitimate purposes is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.400, central dispatch at 1.800.249.0911 or Silent Observer at 1.877.88.SILENT.

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