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Post by lostyou on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:31 pm

http://www.dailycamera.com/superior-news/ci_21719734/jessica-ridgeway-search-hunt-missing-westminster-girl-shifts

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Post by lostyou on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:50 pm

A differrent article about Jessica and a possible change of clothing?
http://www.missingpersonsofamerica.com/2012/10/thoughts-on-jessica-ridgeway-case.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MissingPersonsOfAmerica+%28Missing+Persons+of+America%29
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Post by lostyou on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:51 am

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jessica-ridgeway-missing-colorado-girls-backpack-checked-dna/story?id=17429455

Processing Jessicas back pack for DNA
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:23 pm

Was missing 10-year-old girl abducted?

By HLNtv.com Staff
updated 3:19 PM EDT, Tue October 09, 2012

•Jessica Ridgeway, 10, vanished on her way to school
•Missing girl's backpack found over 6 miles from her home
•Was 10-year-old girl abducted? #FindJessica



http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/09/was-missing-10-year-old-jessica-ridgeway-abducted
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Post by lostyou on Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:00 am

http://abcnews.go.com/US/missing-colorado-girl-jessica-ridgeway-parents-deny-involvement/story?id=17429455#.UHTzDS7A_To

Parents deny involvement, say they know they need to be ruled out
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Post by lostyou on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:51 am

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57529434-504083/jessica-ridgeway-fbi-searches-colorado-home-of-missing-10-year-old-girl-for-clues/

FBI searches Jessica's home for clues
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Post by lostyou on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:44 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57529434-504083/jessica-ridgeway-fbi-searches-colorado-home-of-missing-10-year-old-girl-for-clues/

FBI clears Jessica's parents, say they believe this was a stranger abduction.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:31 pm

New search under way for Jessica Ridgeway

By HLNtv.com Staff
updated 8:31 PM EDT, Wed October 10, 2012

•Jessica Ridgeway vanishes on her way to school
•10-year-old girl's backpack found over 6 miles from home



Authorities are widening their search for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who went missing on October 5 as she walked to school. Nancy Grace goes live to her neighborhood.

http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/10/new-searches-underway-missing-10-year-old
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Post by lostyou on Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:01 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jessica-ridgeway-missing-_n_1956540.html

Body found in open space in Arvada, authorities will not say if it is Jessica..

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:32 am

lostyou wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jessica-ridgeway-missing-_n_1956540.html

Body found in open space in Arvada, authorities will not say if it is Jessica..



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It seems like the police search was concentrated on one particular area, it is possible that they were acting on a tip. This doesn't look good at all.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:09 am

Body Discovered in Jessica Ridgeway Search

The area is only a few miles from where the Colorado girl vanished.

10/10/2012

VIDEO:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/body-discovered-jessica-ridgeway-search-17448737
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:29 am

Police: Body found, but search for missing Colorado girl continues

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Police in Colorado have not confirmed the age or gender of a body they recovered from a rural area not far from the home of missing 10-year old girl Jessica Ridgeway. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.

By NBC News staff and wire reports

Police searching for missing Colorado schoolgirl Jessica Ridgeway found a body late Wednesday near the spot where she vanished, but at a brief press conference Thursday they said they were continuing to hunt for the 10-year-old.

The body was removed from Pattridge Park in Arvada -- an area dotted with abandoned coal mines -- by Westminster Police just before 9 p.m. Wednesday (11 p.m. ET).

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Post by justanopinion on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:06 am

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21726370/notable-colorado-child-kidnappings?source=pkg

Notable Colorado child kidnappings
Jessica is the first case listed here... but I am at a loss for how many unsolved cases are listed here...

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Post by lostyou on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:51 am

Alessandra_Deux wrote:
lostyou wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jessica-ridgeway-missing-_n_1956540.html

Body found in open space in Arvada, authorities will not say if it is Jessica..



lostyou,

It seems like the police search was concentrated on one particular area, it is possible that they were acting on a tip. This doesn't look good at all.

It's so strange that they found her back pack 6 miles to the north and now a body a few miles to the south. It would seem like a tip because they were last searching the open areas where her back pack was discovered. Hopefully area CCTV will show the same car/truck in both or possably in all three areas. So scary. I hate that there are mornings when my girls have to walk to school.
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Post by lostyou on Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:05 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/US/body-found-jessica-ridgeway-search-intact/story?id=17449354

Body found in search for Jessica Ridgeway is not intact making it harder for investigators to ID.

Someone is seriously @#$@#$ in the head to do this.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:37 am

Jessica Ridgeway Search: FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect

By ANTHONY CASTELLANO
Oct. 12, 2012

What began as a desperate search in Colorado for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway has now turned into the hunt for a possible suspect with the release of a behavioral profile of the killer.

Police believe that the body found this week in Arvada, Colo., seven miles from where she disappeared is Jessica's.

(VIDEO)

The suspect is likely male and might have recently missed work or suddenly left town, according to the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. The suspect might have already changed his appearance and gotten rid of his car.

"It could be your boss, it could be your friend and, ultimately, it could be your family member," FBI spokesman David Joly said.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/jessica-ridgeway-search-fbi-releases-behavioral-profile-suspect/story?id=17460629
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:42 am

Profiler: Jessica Ridgeway suspect is experienced killer and could strike again

Jessica RidgewayOctober 11, 2012
By: Cindy Adams


Former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt believes the suspect in the Jessica Ridgeway case could strike again.
Credits: (Photo Released by Authorities)


Earlier Thursday, the FBI released a psychological profile of the man suspected in the abduction of missing Colo. girl Jessica Ridgeway. A former FBI profiler believes this man is an “experienced killer” and could very well strike again.

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http://www.examiner.com/article/profiler-jessica-ridgeway-suspect-is-experienced-killer-and-could-strike-again
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Post by lostyou on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:48 am

Alessandra_Deux wrote:Jessica Ridgeway Search: FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect

By ANTHONY CASTELLANO
Oct. 12, 2012

What began as a desperate search in Colorado for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway has now turned into the hunt for a possible suspect with the release of a behavioral profile of the killer.

Police believe that the body found this week in Arvada, Colo., seven miles from where she disappeared is Jessica's.

(VIDEO)

The suspect is likely male and might have recently missed work or suddenly left town, according to the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. The suspect might have already changed his appearance and gotten rid of his car.

"It could be your boss, it could be your friend and, ultimately, it could be your family member," FBI spokesman David Joly said.

Read more:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jessica-ridgeway-search-fbi-releases-behavioral-profile-suspect/story?id=17460629

All it will take is hopefully one little tip from an observant family or friend so haul this guy in.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:07 am

lostyou wrote:
Alessandra_Deux wrote:Jessica Ridgeway Search: FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect

By ANTHONY CASTELLANO
Oct. 12, 2012

What began as a desperate search in Colorado for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway has now turned into the hunt for a possible suspect with the release of a behavioral profile of the killer.

Police believe that the body found this week in Arvada, Colo., seven miles from where she disappeared is Jessica's.

(VIDEO)

The suspect is likely male and might have recently missed work or suddenly left town, according to the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. The suspect might have already changed his appearance and gotten rid of his car.

"It could be your boss, it could be your friend and, ultimately, it could be your family member," FBI spokesman David Joly said.

Read more:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jessica-ridgeway-search-fbi-releases-behavioral-profile-suspect/story?id=17460629

All it will take is hopefully one little tip from an observant family or friend so haul this guy in.

Hopefully someone will come forward with some information. It is very likely that whoever did this to Jessica will strike again.
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:36 pm

HLN just showed a press conference where they confirmed that the body that was found has been positively identified as Jessica Ridgeway.

So sad.
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Post by lostyou on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:01 pm

So so so so sad. RIP sweet girl. My deepest condolances are with Jessica's family and friends.

They need to catch this killer FAST.
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Post by CuriousPortlander on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:17 pm

Jessica Ridgeway Body Officially Identified
Oct 12, 2012 6:31pm

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/jessica-ridgeway-body-officially-identified/

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Police in Westminster, Colo., today officially confirmed that a body found Wednesday belongs to missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

“We recognize there is a predator at large in our community,” said Westminster, Colo., Police Chief Lee Birk.
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Post by KZ on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:38 am

I am heartsick and devastated for this beautiful 5th grader. It's like Zahra all over again.

I fear that her head is missing, and that's why the DNA identification was necessary, instead of something like dental records.

Sick.. I'm just sick. And so filled with sadness. Bad enough she was abducted and murdered. To dismember this beautiful child.... Words fail me. How does a mother ever find peace or comfort with this ending? My prayers are for Jessica's mother. And father, and friends.And LE, so they find the monster who did this.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:42 am

(Police Press Conference)

Police chief: 'Mission of justice for Jessica'

By Imaeyen Ibanga
updated 6:35 PM EDT, Fri October 12, 2012

•The search is on for the person who abducted and murdered Jessica Ridgeway
•The 10-year-old went missing a week ago today on her way to school



http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/12/jessica-ridgeway-body-found?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:12 pm

Mourners Write Messages on Balloons to Jessica Ridgeway

BY SYDNEY LUPKIN
Oct., 13, 2012

A day after police confirmed a dismembered body found in a park Wednesday was missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, her Colorado community came together for a "balloon release" memorial to celebrate her life.

More than 1,000 memorial-goers wore purple (Ridgeway's favorite color) and released purple and green balloons with messages on them at a park in Westminster, Colo. They were also planning to hold a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:16 pm

Community Collectively Mourns For Jessica Ridgeway

October 13, 2012 7:00 PM

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Heartbreak, shock, anger and fear — all emotions many in the community feel after the emotional week.

Jessica Ridgeway’s disappearance touched many people, most who never met her. The community gathered Friday night at a Chelsea Park, which has temporarily been named Jessica Park, where Jessica would meet her friends and walk to school every day.

Purple ribbons line almost every main road in Westminster for Jessica.

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http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/10/13/community-collectively-mourns-for-jessica-ridgeway/

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Crowd, purple balloons celebrate life of Jessica Ridgeway

Posted: 10/13/2012 02:41:15 PM MDT
Updated: 10/13/2012 05:48:35 PM MDT

By Jordan Steffen
The Denver Postdenverpost.com

Brooklynn Boyle, 6, of Broomfield, front, and others release balloons for Celebrate Jessica Ridgeway's Life at an American Furniture Warehouse parking lot in Westminster, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21766752/crowd-purple-balloons-celebrate-life-jessica-ridgeway


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:29 pm

Investigators follow all leads to find Jessica Ridgeway's killer

Posted: 10/13/2012 03:40:39 PM MDT
Updated: 10/13/2012 04:25:30 PM MDT

By Kirk Mitchell and Tom McGhee
The Denver Post

About 100 investigators from a dozen local, state and federal agencies are working through the weekend, checking leads that may identify who killed 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

The law enforcement team includes FBI profilers, U.S. Marshals Service agents, CBI crime scene analysts and Westminster detectives, who are following leads and interviewing registered sex offenders, said Trevor Materasso, Westminster police spokesman.

A team of eight people fielded every imaginable type of tip Saturday, including advice about where to search for evidence and who should be investigated. There were even tips from people claiming to be psychic, Materasso said.

The tips were prioritized, but each one will eventually be checked,

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Post by Julie on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:33 am

KZ wrote:I am heartsick and devastated for this beautiful 5th grader. It's like Zahra all over again.

I fear that her head is missing, and that's why the DNA identification was necessary, instead of something like dental records.

Sick.. I'm just sick. And so filled with sadness. Bad enough she was abducted and murdered. To dismember this beautiful child.... Words fail me. How does a mother ever find peace or comfort with this ending? My prayers are for Jessica's mother. And father, and friends.And LE, so they find the monster who did this.


Sad I agree.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:33 pm

Shasta Groene wants justice for Jessica Ridgeway

By HLNtv.com Staff
updated 4:35 PM EDT, Mon October 15, 2012

•Remains found confirmed to be 10-yr-old Jessica Ridgeway
•FBI believes someone in community knows Jessica's killer
•Kidnap survivor Shasta Groene tells Nancy Grace she is "heartbroken" about Jessica's disappearance & murder



http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/15/shasta-groene-wants-justice-jessica-ridgeway
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Searching for Jessica Ridgeway's killer

By Annette Smith
updated 7:29 PM EDT, Mon October 15, 2012

•Police are looking for a suspect in two near-abductions to see if there's a connection
Anyone with information about Jessica should call the tipline at 303-658-4336



http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/10/15/searching-jessica-ridgeways-killer?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:09 pm

Memorial for Jessica Ridgeway set for Tuesday, Oct. 16

Posted: 10/15/2012 11:17:27 AM MDT
Updated: 10/15/2012 02:53:06 PM MDT

Denver Post staff

A public memorial service for Jessica Ridgeway will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada at 7:00 p.m..

The church, at 62nd and Ward, has "a big sanctuary and a big parking lot" and is prepared to host the event, the secretary confirmed.

A web site set up about Jessica, jessicaridgeway.com, said the memorial is informal and asks attendees to wear purple, Jessica's favorite color.

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More than 2,000 attend Jessica Ridgeway's memorial

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press

12:19PM EDT October 17. 2012 - ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others gathered Tuesday to remember a 10-year-old suburban Denver girl who was abducted on her way to school and killed.

As the public memorial for Jessica Ridgeway was held, the search for her killer continued, with multiple agencies checking leads and asking for more tips.

Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk said at the evening service that investigators are working the case "tirelessly, diligently, and we are committed until we achieve justice for Jessica." Earlier, police said they had received more than 350 more phone tips Tuesday.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:13 am

Jessica Ridgeway: Sketches of a killer

Profilers, criminology studies piece together information to describe suspect

By David Accomazzo and Elizabeth Miller
Thursday, October 18,2012

One of the starkest aspects of the Jessica Ridgeway murder case is the lack of evidence and clues. That no one saw anything smacks of either cold professionalism or blind tragedy.

But even the basic, gruesome details can reveal certain aspects of the crime. Police say Jessica’s body was “not intact.” She was taken in broad daylight, in a neighborhood with potentially dozens of witnesses who might have (but tragically didn’t) witnessed the abduction. Her backpack appeared miles away from both the body and the abduction site. Investigators can form theories and scenarios based on all of these facts.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:18 am

Jessica Ridgeway: Killer’s ‘awareness space’ may lead to clues

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Thursday, October 18,2012

With the sad discovery of Jessica Ridgeway’s dismembered body last week, the task has now shifted from finding the 10-year-old girl to solving her murder as quickly as possible.

Speed is of the essence in this case, not only because Jessica deserves justice, but also because the evidence suggests that the perpetrator of this heinous crime will likely strike again.

Law enforcement officials from dozens of different agencies, including the FBI, have been gathering and analyzing forensic evidence from Jessica’s home, the location where her body was found and the area where her backpack and its contents were discovered. But unlike an episode of CSI, research on child abduction murder cases suggests that such forensic evidence will not be particularly useful in solving this murder case. In fact, in most cases of child abduction murder, the main role of forensic evidence such as DNA is to help secure a conviction once the murderer has been caught by other means.

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Post by justanopinion on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:03 am

@ Alessandra_Deux very informative articles. Thank you. The stats they are quoting are very alarming!
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:47 am

Westminster police: Cross could lead to Jessica Ridgeway's killer

Posted: 10/19/2012 03:13:25 PM MDT
Updated: 10/19/2012 11:29:12 PM MDT

By Jeremy P. Meyer

This solid wooden cross is 1.5 inch tall and 1 inch wide with a hole drilled in the upper part. (Provided by Westminster Police)


This solid wooden cross is 1.5 inch tall and 1 inch wide with a hole drilled in the upper part. (provided by Westminter Police)

Westminster Police on Friday say they recovered a 1-inch wooden cross while investigating the abduction and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway that they believe may help them find her killer.

Police released photographs of the cross that could have been worn on a necklace and may "become a pivotal piece of evidence that helps authorities identify and locate Jessica's killer," according to a press release issued Friday afternoon.

Police have confirmed the cross does not belong to the Ridgeway family, Westminster Police investigator Trevor Materasso said. He would not say where the cross was found.

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http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21811891/westminster-police-cross-jessica-ridgeway
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Post by Freckles on Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:53 pm

Another story re the cross. More details ?

Police: Cross Could Help Find Colorado Killer
By: CNN
Updated: October 20, 2012



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"The cross has three vertical stripes etched onto the horizontal section and a zigzag pattern on the opposite side, according to police.

"Authorities are looking for someone who may carry or wear this type of cross, may have recently purchased one of these, or is known to have some association with one," they said in a statement.

Police believe there may be a connection between Jessica's killing and an attempted abduction at Ketner Lake, also in Westminster. A suspect from that attempt has been described as a light-skinned male with a medium build and brown hair. He is thought to be between 18-35 years old."

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=717902
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Post by Freckles on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:34 pm

Wow. Thank you Alessandra! Learning a lot from this site:

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" Police are believed to be circulating the description of an assailant who attacked women in their 20s who were jogging at Ketner Lake in July 2010 and Memorial Day this year.

According to media reports, in the most recent incident, a 22-year-old woman reported that while jogging on the path that circles the small lake at 1:15 p.m. on May 28, she passed a man who was walking the opposite direction on the trail. When she rounded the loop again, the man had turned around and was walking the same direction that she was running. She told police that when she passed him, he grabbed her and tried to put a chemical-soaked rag over her mouth. She fought free, ran away and called 911.

The victim described the man as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair and an average build. He was wearing a blue cap, black T-shirt, jeans and small-rimmed sunglasses.

It is similar to the description of a man who chased and tried to grab another jogger at Ketner Lake in July 2010.

Westminster police refused to release the report on the May 28 incident to BW, saying it is still an open investigation.

What likely makes these two Ketner Lake incidents of interest to those investigating Jessica’s abduction and murder is not only the extremely close geographic proximity to the girl’s home and school (see inset map page 13), but also the brazen character of the crimes."

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9976-jessica-ridgeway-killerrss-lsawareness-spacers-may-lead-to-clues.html

Edited to add:
" Again, it is worth pointing out that this description of the man in the blue sedan is nearly identical to that given in media accounts for the man who attacked the jogger at Ketner Lake in May."
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Post by Freckles on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:55 pm

Profilers comments:

Thursday, October 18,2012
Jessica Ridgeway: Sketches of a killer

" Given the dismemberment and other details of the case, O’Toole says all signs point to someone who lives in the area. Dismembering a child’s body is extremely rare, she says, and it is an extremely risky way to destroy and dispose of a body.

“Dismembering a person takes a lot of time. It’s not easy,” O’Toole says. “You’ve added one more step to the [homicide]. That one more step takes time.”

Then there’s the backpack. Reports say it was placed prominently on the sidewalk, but had the man who found it discovered anything indicating murder, he would have called 911 immediately instead of sending a message to the Louisville listserve.

“[It says,] ‘Look over here. Look in this neighborhood; don’t look in my neighborhood,” says freelance criminal profiler Pat Brown. “To me, that would indicate that he lived close to the family.”

Safarik agrees. He says he doubts the backpack was intended for anything other than misdirection.

“It’s a backpack placed to mislead law enforcement in the opposite direction of where the body was placed,” he says."


" Statistics outline her abductor as likely a white male in his late 20s or 30s, without a girlfriend, a wife or children. In the demographic study “Nonfamily Child Abductors Who Murder Their Victims,” which compiled information from detailed interviews with 25 convicted child abductors who murdered their victims, 72 percent were younger than 30, 76 percent were Caucasian, 60 percent were not married, 56 percent had no children. It’s possible a recent conflict with a female, or legal problems, triggered his predatory drive.

Though almost half of the offenders were employed at the time of the murder, it was likely unskilled work. They reported little education beyond high school, 40 percent of them dropping out before graduation."

Much more here:
http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-9977-jessica-ridgeway-sketches-of-a-killer.html
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Post by lostyou on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:50 am

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21831856/police-definitive-link-between-between-may-abduction-try

WESTMINSTER — Police confirmed a definitive connection between the attempted abduction of an adult jogger on Memorial Day near Ketner Lake and the murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

Read more: Police: Definitive link between May abduction try and murder of Jessica Ridgeway - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21831856/police-definitive-link-between-between-may-abduction-try#ixzz2A5vsg4SQ
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Post by Freckles on Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 am

Thanks for the links, Lostyou.
Found these other links there:

Details of attempted child luring this past Monday.
Aurora police seek green SUV:
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21830016?source=pop

Link has good pictures of locales and the timeline/who was where, etc. It appears Jessica was kidnapped within 1,000 ft of her home. She was to meet at a friend's house for the walk to school. When she did not show there, the friend's parent drove the friend to school noting Jessica not being there. One thousand feet.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21820092?source=pop
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Post by justanopinion on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:29 am

this article is interesting on Fox...

http://kdvr.com/2012/10/19/mom-says-man-almost-kidnapped-son-near-ketner-lake-in-westminster/

attempted kidnapping of a young boy...
"It sounded like a very similar man. It’s just that he was attacking a woman instead of an eight year old boy.”
— Light-skinned male
— 18-35 (or someone who’s appearance with a ball cap may look that age)
— Brown hair
— Medium build
— 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall"

this is approximately 1 mile from where Jessica lived
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Post by Freckles on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:14 pm

justanopinion wrote:this article is interesting on Fox...

http://kdvr.com/2012/10/19/mom-says-man-almost-kidnapped-son-near-ketner-lake-in-westminster/

attempted kidnapping of a young boy...
"It sounded like a very similar man. It’s just that he was attacking a woman instead of an eight year old boy.”
— Light-skinned male
— 18-35 (or someone who’s appearance with a ball cap may look that age)
— Brown hair
— Medium build
— 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall"

this is approximately 1 mile from where Jessica lived
The physical description matches the earlier description given of two (3?)others confronted in the area last spring. Just this past Monday, another person was confronted--- green SUV reported as well.

Edited: See my above post at 5:34. There were THREE reports matching this description last spring.
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Post by justanopinion on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Sorry Freckles somehow I misunderstood the article and thought it was a new attempt. I did see your above posts.

I guess I have been a little focused on the cross shown.. it is very similar to the small cross' that the local catholic church gives the kids at confirmation.. minus of course the hash marks...
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Post by Freckles on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Justanopinion--
No need for apologies. Cool Many of us are following the case. I am sure some of my postings are dups of someone else.

Keep hoping for a break in the case.

Earlier, on this page, someone had posted a link and I had followed it to other links. There were three attempted "grabs" in the parks past spring. The common denominator is the description of the suspected person: ALL three matched! While we do not yet have a description of the person snatching little Jessica, a recent attempt to snatch matches the spring descriptions--- and is in the same location. Is it logical to presume this perp IS the same as Monday's/last spring? Of interest now, however, is the description of the vehicle as being a green SUV.

What is odd:
Attempted grabs from last spring were all three females and young adults;
Jessica does not fit the profile.
Attempted grab from Monday was a young boy;
Jessica does not fit the profile.
Is someone attempting to create a cover with the Monday grab of a young boy?
After having 3 adult females "escape", did the perp decide to try to grab a younger girl who was more vulnerable and less able to resist?

IMO, it IS the same perp.
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Post by lostyou on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:30 pm

Freckles wrote:Thanks for the links, Lostyou.
Found these other links there:

Details of attempted child luring this past Monday.
Aurora police seek green SUV:
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21830016?source=pop

Link has good pictures of locales and the timeline/who was where, etc. It appears Jessica was kidnapped within 1,000 ft of her home. She was to meet at a friend's house for the walk to school. When she did not show there, the friend's parent drove the friend to school noting Jessica not being there. One thousand feet.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21820092?source=pop

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Post by ishi on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 pm

HLN is reporting an arrest in the murder of Jessica. News conference at the top of the hour and they will carry it live.
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Post by justanopinion on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:39 pm

this is good news an arrest has been made... more info to follow:

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21844711/arrest-made-jessica-ridgeway-case?source=pkg

Police release additional information at a news conference at 12:05 p.m. at the Westminster Police Department.


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Post by justanopinion on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:40 pm

ishi wrote:HLN is reporting an arrest in the murder of Jessica. News conference at the top of the hour and they will carry it live.


@ishi sorry we were posting about the same time... do you have a link?
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