At about 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time, October 24, 2012, police formally announced an arrest in the Jessica Ridgway abduction murder case: Austin Reed Sigg, 17, a minor, of Westminster, Colorado.
Investigators in the Jessica Ridgeway case have confirmed a that the murder case of the abducted ten year old, and an attempted abduction at Ketner Lake in May 2012 are linked, but have not yet released details of the investigation.
The Westminster Police Department has announced that it is exploring the possibility of a connection between the abduction and murder of Colorado girl Jessica Ridgeway, 10, and an attempted abduction of a woman, 22, at Ketner Lake in May 2012.
Now that the search for Jessica has ended police continue the search for her killer, who may be a local -area resident, and may even have attended her memorial service.
One week after Jessica’s disappearance investigators are attempting to identify a body found seven miles from the site of her abduction, while FBI release tips to the public for identifying a possible suspect in this case. Federal investigators, not discounting a possible connection to an abduction that occurred three days after Jessica’s, have released a description of the suspect in that case and a photo and description of that vehicle.
Police have issued and Amber Alert in the case of missing child Jessica Ridgeway, who left her home Friday morning, but never made it to school. A backpack and a water bottle believed to belong to the missing girl, 10, were found by an area neighbor.