Update to “Parents, Watch Your Children”
Jessica Ridgeway left her Westminster, Colorado home around 8:30 am Friday, 5 October 2012, and began her regular solitary walk to a park three blocks away. She always met some friends there and they would then walk to school. Her friends say she never arrived that day. It wasn’t until the following Wednesday that her body was found in an open area some 7 miles west of her home. No arrests have been made as of Monday 15 October.
Wednesday, 24 October: Westminster Police announce the arrest of a 17-year-old Arapahoe Community College student, Austin Reed Sigg, in connection with the abduction, rape and murder of Jessica Ridgeway. Neither the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (composite of all state sites) or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Convicted Sex Offender Site identified Austin Sigg as a threat to public safety. The Colorado site does indicate there are more than 230 convicted sex offenders living within 10 miles of Jessica’s home.