Norton Shores Mom Accused of Torturing, Killing Son Faced ‘Similar Allegations’ in Custody Case

Shanda Vander Ark, then Shanda Ferguson, voluntarily surrendered custody in 2012, court documents show.

Data obtained by 13 ON YOUR SIDE showed Shanda Vander Ark, also known as Shanda Ferguson, had 18 different addresses between Oklahoma and Virginia before settling into this quiet stretch of Norton Shores.

It’s where 15-year-old Timothy Ferguson, the alleged victim, came to live with his mother beginning in 2021.

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