It was a crime that was so heinous and unbelievable that many just sat back in horror when they had heard that missing Jessica Ridgeway’s body was found mutilated. All of us wondered what kind of sick and deranged SOB could have perpetrated such a savage crime. To our shock and dismay we learn it was a 17 year old. Police might have just arrested a potential serial killer in the making.
17 year old Austin Sigg has been arrested by police in the death of 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway. Austin Sigg was taken into custody after his mother had turned her son into police after she learned her son had involvement in the crime. Sigg had confessed to his mother that he killed Jessica Ridgeway. Let us remind everyone that there is no such thing as mother-son confidentiality when it comes to this going to court. Austin Reed Sigg was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree kidnapping and two counts of criminal attempts.
The charges against Sigg are for Jessica’s death and for the alleged attempted abduction of a jogger in May 2012.
Sigg will appear in Jefferson County Court later this morning for his initial appearance. The district attorney says he plans on charging Sigg as an adult.
Investigators scoured the Westminster, Colo., home overnight where Sigg lives with his mother. FBI agents combed the backyard for clues and towed away his car.
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As if this case could not get any worse. Austin Sigg, the murder suspect who confessed to killing Jessica Ridgeway, has also confessed to keeping the remains of the 10 year old girl in the crawl space of his residence. Police searched the home for part of Jessica’s remains underneath the suspect’s family home. Police have said Jessica’s body was “not intact” when the remains were found in an open park area on Oct. 10, 2012. Sadly, but not unexpected, the police found remains of Jessica Ridgeway in the suspects home.
The source says Sigg told police he drove by Jessica Ridgeway on the morning of October 5, turned his car around and grabbed her. He brought her into the car where he hog-tied her and then he strangled her to death.
Police want to find out how an abduction turned into a bizarre and gruesome murder. They hope to find those clues inside the suspect’s home.
The source tells Justin Joseph FBI evidence recovery teams found parts of the little girl’s body inside the crawl space at the house.
Autin Sigg will appear in court today to in connection with the death of Jessica Ridgeway.
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