Missing Jessica Ridgeway’s Backpack and Water Bottle With Her Name On It Found in Superior, CO … 6.4 Miles From Where She Went Missing (VIDEO)
10 year old missing Jessica Ridgeway’s backpack has been reportedly found in Superior, CO. A backpack with contents that had Jessica’s name on it, a water bottle,was found in a subdivision 6.4 miles from where she went missing in Westminter, Colorado. A homeowner in a subdivision in Superior found the bag on the sidewalk outside. A bloodhound is being used at the scene where the bag was found. Police had not previously been searching for Jessica in the area. They are now interviewing nearby residents and have expanded their original search area.
Could this be the clue that was needed to locate Jessica, or was the backpack put here to throw the police off the real trail? Jessica Ridgeway has been missing since Friday, October 5, 2012.
WESTMINSTER – Police are searching an area in Superior after a possible lead in the disappearance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
Police will hold a live press conference at 5 p.m. It will air here online.
According to 9NEWS Reporter Kevin Torres a backpack with contents that had Jessica’s name on it was found 6.2 miles from where she went missing. Bloodhounds sniffed it out and are searching the area. Police are working to confirm if the backpack belonged to Jessica.
From The Daily Camera:
A Superior resident e-mailed the town’s listserv shortly after 1 p.m. today with a message bearing the subject line “Children’s Back Pack Found.” The message reads: “Found this morning on the side walk at Andrew Drive and Alpha Court. Water bottle has ‘Jessica Ridgeway’ name on it. Come and get it.”
Westminster police spokesman Trevor Materasso, at a late-afternoon news conference, said detectives believe that the backpack is Jessica’s, but declined to discuss its contents or verify that it contained a water bottle with the girl’s name on it.
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The search shifted to Superior near Andrews and Alpha on Sunday after a homeowner found a water bottle and backpack on the sidewalk.
“Now investigators are working with that backpack. We do have reason to believe that it is directly associated with this case. We’re working with the family to make those confirmations,” Westminster police spokesman Trevor Materasso said.
Police also taped off an area with a paper bag was found. It’s not clear what was in the bag or how it’s relevant to the case.