AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 10 Year Old Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster, CO Last Seen Leaving her Home Walk to School at 8:30 AM Friday, 10/5/2012 (VIDEO)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway who is missing in Westminster, CO . Jessica Ridgeway was last seen at approximately 8:30 AM Friday, October 5, leaving her home walking to school. She never made it to school. According to Westminster police spokesman investigator Trevor Materasso, Jessica’s mom gets home about 7:30 am and gets her her daughter ready for school. At 8:30 am she sends her off and Jessica walks to a local park where she meets classmates. They then as a group walk to school. However, on Friday Jessica never made it to Chelsea Park, and the group walked to school without her. Making matters even more tragic, the reporting of Jessica Ridgeway missing was delayed as the school called her home to report her absent, but her mother sleeps during the day, and didn’t get the message until 4 p.m. That’s when she called police to report her missing.
Jessica Ridgeway was last seen in the area of 107th Ave. and Moore St. in Westminster.
AMBER ALERT – JESSICA RIDGEWAY
She’s 4’10”, 80 lbs with blue eyes and blonde, shoulder length hair. She was wearing Blue jeans, a black puffy jacket with pink lining, purple eyeglasses and black boots with pom-poms.
Westminster police say Jessica was last seen leaving her home to walk to school at 8:30 a.m. Friday. She never made it to school.
According to police, Jessica’s father lives out of state and have already made contact with him. They have no reason to believe the father or anyone in the family was involved in Jessica’s disappearance. Police are asking that is anyone who wants to help with the search to meet officers first at the Westview Recreation Center at 108th and Oak St.
Anyone with information can call Westminster police at 303-658-4360
VIDEO from News9: Jessica usually walks three blocks from Morris Street to Chelsea Park where she would meets up with a large group of friends before walking 1.3 miles to school. In that three block radius, she disappeared.
Dozens of police, firefighters and volunteers were searching a neighborhood in Westminster, Colo., on Saturday after a 10-year-old girl vanished Friday morning on her way to school.
Teams searched overnight and continued Saturday, using search dogs as well as going door-to-door around the neighborhood in Westminster, a suburb of Denver.
UPDATE II: From ABC News, FBI involved in the search.
Police are searching vast areas of terrain including fields and lakes. Bad weather kept search helicopters grounded, but about 150 volunteers turned out to help.
Police and FBI agents are stopping and searching cars, handing out fliers, trying to spread the word and generate leads. Officers are also going door-to-door handing fliers to neighbors.
UPDATE II: Here is a list of the present registered sex offenders in Westminster, CO. One has to potentially suspect a sex offender in such a missing persons case as the little 10 year old had a daily routine to school that any predator could have stalked.
UPDATE III: Search area from Google maps.