Arrest Made In Jessica Ridgeway Case
There has been an arrest made in the case of Jessica Ridgeway, 10, who went missing for about a week in Colorado before her body was found not far from her home. The suspect is Austin Reed Sigg, 17, a local community college student who was taken into custody on Tuesday night near the time that Ridgeway's body was found, dismembered.
"We notified the Ridgeway family this morning of this arrest and we hope and pray this arrest gives them some measure of closure in dealing with this horrible tragedy and loss they have suffered," said Westminster, Colo. Police Chief Lee Birk at a press conference.
The arrest reportedly came after "law enforcement received the major break in the Jessica Ridgeway investigation they have been hoping for," according to authorities. "Late Tuesday evening police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space."
Sigg was reportedly "cooperative" during his arrest, reports ABC News. He could be charged later this week with first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping. Sigg is also suspected of a second attempted abduction of a jogger earlier this year. Details are being kept under wraps due to Sigg being a minor.
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