Jessica Ridgeway Murder Case: Suspect Arrested: It is sad that the United States is being bombarded with news of young girls being abducted and killed – Jessica Ridgeway is one of the girls in the list. She was killed after she disappeared on October 5th. Jessica was walking to her school in Colorado, and never returned home.
The Colorado police authorities have arrested a suspect in the Jessica Ridgeway murder case. The suspect is a seventeen year old student of Arapaho Community College, Austin Reed Sigg. He has been charged with counts of kidnapping and first degree murder. Thursday, 25th October will mark the first court appearance of Austin Reed Sigg, when he will arrive at 8 am MT.
The suspect also has other criminal charges attributed with his name; he will be appearing in court to face charges of attempted abduction of a woman on May 28 from Ketner Lake Open Space.
The Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk spoke at a press conference near Denver. He said that he wanted to convey his thanks to the community for the tremendous support and tips they provided. He added that they hope to bring about justice with this arrest and deal with the enormous loss suffered due to Jessica Ridgeway’s murder.
According to news reports, a late night phone call on Tuesday had led the police authorities to the 17 year old suspect’s house near Ketner Lake Open Space. The suspect lives merely 1.4 miles away from victim Jessica’s home in Westminster. Austin Reed was arrested that night and Jessica Ridgeway’s family was informed on the following morning.
Austin Reed’s mother told the media that her son turned himself in to the police authorities after she called them. Reportedly, the phone call was made by none other than Austin’s mother and the boy gave himself into police custody.
The authorities are suspecting a strong link between Jessica Ridgeway’s murder and the attempted abduction on May 28.