Body in Arvada ID'd as Jessica Ridgeway

By: Associated Press, KKCO Email
By: Associated Press, KKCO Email

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say a body found in a suburban Denver park is that of missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

The disclosure came Friday, a week after the fifth-grader disappeared after leaving her Westminster home to meet friends for the short walk to school.

The body was found Wednesday about 7 miles southwest of her home. Authorities said it was not intact, but they did not release further details.

Two days after she disappeared, Jessica's backpack was found in a neighborhood about six miles north of her house.

Authorities say she may have been abducted by someone in the community.

Westminster Police say they are following leads from the public and that they will not rest until the killer is caught.


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