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Jogger came face to face with alleged killer

Jogger came face to face with alleged killer

The 17-year-old accused of murdering and dismembering Jessica Ridgeway made his first court appearance on Thursday. Austin Sigg walked into court with a goatee and mohawk, and sources inside the courtroom say he looked at Jessica’s family at least once.

Jessica Ridgeway, a 10-year-old fifth grader, vanished October 5 on her way to school. Her body was found days later dismembered in a field about six miles away.

Jessica Ridgeway was last seen on October 5 on her way to school.

Teen arrested in Jessica Ridgeway's murder

Police have arrested one of Jessica Ridgeway’s neighbors for the 10-year-old’s murder.  Austin Reed Sigg is only 17 years old, but he is suspected of a heinous crime.

Jane Velez-Mitchell and a panel of experts discuss how a 17-year-old could be capable of such a crime.

Jessica Ridgeway was last seen on October 5 on her way to school.

Does DNA link Jessica's killer to an assault?

HLN affiliate KDVR in Denver is reporting that police may have discovered a DNA match linking Jessica Ridgeway’s murder to a previous sexual assault in the area.  Jessica vanished October 5 only three blocks from her home.

Two days later, police found her backpack and her water bottle in a neighborhood six miles away. Then, police found her remains in Arvada, Colorado, six miles south of her home.

Searching for Jessica Ridgeway's killer

Searching for Jessica Ridgeway's killer

Police are searching for the person who murdered 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Friday, police confirmed that it was Jessica’s remains that were found in a field about six miles away from her Colorado home. Authorities say her body was not intact.

Jessica’s body was found in Arvada, Colorado. Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Jill McGranahan of the Arvada Police Department to get the latest on the search for Jessica’s killer.

Jessica Ridgeway search: Body found in field

Jessica Ridgeway search: Body found in field

Police in Colorado discovered a body while searching for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. The body was found in the middle of a field about six miles from Jessica’s home. But according to investigators, the body is not intact and has not yet been identified.

Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on the morning of October 5 after leaving her home to walk to school. Jessica’s backpack and water bottle were found miles away. Police say they believe Jessica Ridgeway was abducted.

Jessica Ridgeway was last seen on October 5 on her way to school.

Police: Jessica Ridgeway was abducted

Police now say they are treating the disappearance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway as an abduction.

Jessica was last seen on Friday when she left her Westminster, Colorado, home to walk to school.  Jessica was walking from her home to a park three blocks away where she was supposed to meet with friends to walk the rest of the way to school.  Jessica never made it to the park.  Her backpack and water bottle were found more than six miles away.

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