GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) On October 5, 2012, 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway was walking to her friends house when she was suddenly kidnapped. Five days later her remains were found.
Her mother, Sarah Ridgeway, is haunted by the nightmare of losing her daughter everyday and is now trying to prevent a similar situation from happening to other families.
With the help of John Guydon, they launched an app called The Lassy Project on the one year anniversary of her disappearance.
The app lets parents mark a route for their kids and if they stray from the designated path an alert will be sent to the parents phone. If a child goes missing, a message is sent to all community members with the app to start search efforts as soon as possible.
"Getting a message out in seconds to hundreds of individuals right near the area could make the difference between finding the child and not finding the child," John Guydon, Creator of The Lassy Project.
Ridgeway said it is amazing to have something so good come out of something so bad.
The app is free and can be downloaded from your smartphone's app store.
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