$5K reward offered in Portage woman’s disappearance, foul play suspected

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Silent Observer has offered up to $5,000 for information into the disappearance of a Portage woman who police suspect was victim of a violent crime.

Heather Mae Kelley, 35, the mother of eight, was seen around 10 p.m. Dec. 10 on security video at a Comstock Township business. Kelley had called her children around 10:20 p.m. to say she would be home soon but never returned.

Her car was found the next day, about three miles away near Sprinkle Road and East Michigan Avenue. Police found evidence there to suggest foul play.

A person of interest, who may have information, has been arrested on an unrelated charge, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller has said.

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Sheriff’s detectives and Portage police detectives are investigating.

“We’ve got everybody we have working on this in our detective bureau,” Portage Chief Nicholas Armold said recently.

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A GoFundMe page raised over $2,000 to provide for her children at Christmas.

Kelly is white, 5-foot-8 and 125 pounds. She has blond hair and brown eyes. She wears a silver heart necklace.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or go to www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com

Silent Observer is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to Kelley being found.

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