September 2, 2014
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.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.