Person Of Interest In Disappearance Of Benton Harbor Woman Arrested Out Of State

The man called a person of interest in the disappearance of 30-year-old Jessica Gray is in custody in another state, but she is still missing. Benton Township police confirmed reports this morning that 38-year-old Willie Lark Jr. was arrested on a parole violation on Monday, but have not said where. Authorities had been called to a home in the 300 block of Crystal in Benton Township last Monday on a welfare check on Lark. One of his relatives had gone to the home early in the morning on December 2 and found the front door open and blood in the doorway. Police found spent shell casings in the home. Gray was last seen around 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, and police add she needs medical attention. Lark’s extradition to Michigan is pending the status of charges out of state.

Image is of Jessica Gray, courtesy Benton Charter Township Police