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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AMBER ALERT: Search continues for Missing King of Prussia Baby, Ten Month Old Saanvi Venna … Baby Abducted After Grand Mother Murdered (UPDATE: Saanvi Found Dead, Family Friend Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for missing 10 month old baby, Saanvi Venna. The infant was abducted from an Uper Merion, PA apartment after her grand mother was murdered. The murder victim’s son, Venkata Konda Siva Venna, found the body of 61 year old Satyavathi Venna who was visiting from India, realized his daughter was missing. It is not yet known if the murder of the grandmother was a random attack or if police have a suspect.
Missing 10 month old Saanvi Venna
Saanvi Venna description:
Police described Venna as an Asian-Indian female, standing 2-foot-6 and weighing 21 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white dress with pink flowers and wearing unknown jewelry.
Local, state and federal authorities are working together to search for a missing 10-month-old infant taken from an Upper Merion apartment after her grandmother was killed.
Investigators have identified the dead woman as Satyavathi Venna, 61, who was visiting her family from India.
The infant, Saanvi Venna, was abducted from the Marquis Apartment complex on the 200 block of West Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia some time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday.
Pleas for baby Saanvi’s safe return:
“Please don’t do any harm to the kid,” said Vasu Velaga, a neighbor of the family. “Please release her immediately. Please inform the police.”
The infant’s father spoke Monday night during a press conference.
“If someone finds my baby could you please bring my baby back?” Venna pleaded. “Don’t do any harm to my baby.”
The FBI has joined the search for missing 10 month old Saanvi Venna.
It has now emerged that FBI agents are involved in the investigation to find Saanvi.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said investigators are focusing on reuniting Saanvi with her parents in the two probes which are ‘intricately connected.’
Investigators handed out fliers outside the family’s apartment Tuesday. They urged tipsters to call Upper Merion police at 610-265-3232 or Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368.
For more updates, to discuss the case and read what others are saying, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Saanvi Venna.
UPDATE I: Missing infant Saani Venna found dead in Pennsylvania, family friend arrested.
Authorities recovered the body of a 10-month-old girl not far from where her grandmother was slain and arrested a family friend who investigators said killed them in a botched ransom kidnapping.
Saanvi Venna’s body was found around 4:30 a.m. Friday in the basement of a building in the same Upper Merion Township apartment complex where she lived. Investigators had been searching for her since Monday.
The family friend killed 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna while trying to abduct the girl, whom he planned to hold for ransom, Montgomery County
The Body of Missing Autumn Pasquale Believed Found inside a Recycling Container in Clayton, NJ (UPDATE: Two Teen Brothers, Justin and Dante Robinson, Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder)
There is sad news to report from the search for missing 12 year old Autumn Pasquale. Authorities have found a body inside a recycling container in Clayton, NJ that has been initially identified as Autumn Pasquale. The body was found at about 10 p.m. Monday although police have not disclosed the exact location. Autumn Pasquale had been missing since 10/20/12 when she left her home on her bike. An autopsy to confirm the body’s identity will be conducted by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Autumn Pasquale.
The body that investigators found inside a recycling container in Clayton, N.J., has preliminarily been identified as that of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who went missing this weekend.
The body was found at about 10 p.m. Monday, according to a statement released by Bernie Weisenfeld, spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Police have not given the exact location of the recycling container, but indicated that it was not far from Autumn Pasquale’s home. She was reported missing Saturday night.
“This is a very sad day for the Pasquale family,” Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said in a statement this morning. “Our hearts go out to the family and to all the residents of Clayton who stood together in support of this young girl.”
Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton, “This is a very sad day for the Pasquale family. Our hearts go out to the family.”
I can only hope they find the monster responsible for this heinous act. The world if full of predators and we must protect our children. God bless this child, may there be justice for Autumn.
For more updates and discussion, go to Scared Monkeys missing persons forum: Autumn Pasquale.
UPDATE I: Body found less than a mile from Autumn Pasquale’s home
Search parties made up of friends, family and members of the public expected this morning to resume the search for a missing borough preteen.
Many of them woke up to find they would instead spend their day and the foreseeable future mourning.
Authorities with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office await the autopsy of a body believed to be Autumn Pasquale.
The body was found inside a recycling container less than a mile from Pasquale’s home, 58-hours after she was last heard from.
UPDATE II: Two teenage brothers, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested and charged in the murder of 12 yer old Autumn Pasquale. The teen boys’ mother contacted authorities about a posting on one of her sons’ Facebook account. This helped lead police to the boys where the police obtained a search warrant. Inside the home the police found personal belongings of Autumn Pasquale, including Autumn’s white BMX bike that she was last seen rising before she disappeared.
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said Autumn died of blunt force trauma in a manner consistent with strangulation. He said the death had been ruled a homicide and that there were no signs of sexual assault.
The brothers, ages 15 and 17, were each charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence, disposing of a body. Police said the brothers turned themselves in to authorities on Tuesday.
Alleged killer, 17 year old Dante Robinson
UPDATE III: Justin and Dante Robinson Lured Autumn Pasquale to their Home … Liked her “Find Autumn Pasquale” Facebook page.
Both brothers were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposal of the body, theft and tampering with evidence. Justin Robinson also was charged with luring, authorities said, because he allegedly had asked Pasquale to come to the house under the pretense of trading bicycle parts.
A break in the case came when the teen’s mom noticed a rather strange posting on their Facebook page.
“Might be moving,” Justin wrote Sunday, adding a sad-face emoticon to the message.
On Tuesday, family and friends were posting on Justin Robinson’s wall, saying they loved him and were thinking of him. Some asked him to pray for forgiveness.
“I love you so much little brother,” the boys’ older brother, Michael, wrote to Justin.
Autumn Pasquale also had an older brother, and he vented frustration on Justin Robinson’s Facebook page not long after the news conference.
“I know u won’t see this but I’m just letting u know that I am coming for [you] next time I see ur face or ur brother donte I’m kicking ur asses,” A.J. Pasquale wrote on Justin Robinson’s wall. Justin had also commented on the search on A.J.’s page while it was still in progress.
12 Year Old Autumn Pasquale Missing in Clayton, NJ Last Seen Saturday, October 20, 2012 (Update: FBI Joins Search) (UPDATE: Body Found)
12 year old Autumn Pasquale has been missing since Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Clayton, NJ. Autumn Pasquale was last seen at approximately 12:30 pm leaving her home on W. High Street in Clayton while riding her white Odyssey BMX bike. However, she was not reported missing until 9:30 Saturday night. The following departments are searching for Autumn Pasquale, borough police and officers with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office – along with the area CART (Child Abduction Response Team).
Missing Autumn Pasquale – Facebook
Police say Autumn Pasquale, 12, was last seen leaving her home on W. High Street in Clayton on Saturday around 12:30 p.m. while riding on a white Odyssey BMX bike. The girl’s parents reported her missing at 9:30 p.m.
Police say Pasquale may have been spotted at an unknown time on E. Academy Street near Scotland Run Park in Clayton though this has not yet been confirmed.
Autumn Pasquale – Police
The girl is described as a white female, standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 120 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair in either a pony tail or bun. She was last seen wearing navy blue shorts underneath navy blue sweatpants, a yellow t-shirt with the words “Clayton Soccer” on front, bright blue high-top sneakers and a silver or light grey Cinch backpack with the word “Reckless” printed across the back.
If anyone has any information with regards to the disappearance of Autumn Pasquale, please call police at 856-881-2300.
UPDATE I: Search for Missing Autumn Pasquale – Police and family members believe Pasquale’s cell phone is now turned off.
I just got off the phone and her mailbox is now full,” her uncle, Paul Spadafora, told Action News.
Both police and family members believe Pasquale’s cell phone is now turned off. Relatives say they have reason to believe the girl could’ve ventured to the area of Scotland Run Park. They spent Sunday searching these grounds.
UPDATE II: The FBI Joins the Search for Missing Autumn Pasquale.
UPDATE III: FACEBOOK: FIND AUTUMN
UPDATE IV: The body of 12 year old missing Autumn Pasquale believed found in recycling container.
The Body of Missing Whitney Heichel Found on Larch Mountain East of Gresham … Police Arrest Jonathan Holt for Aggravated Murder
The body of missing 21 year old Whitney Heichel was found on Larch Mountain, a remote, forested area east of Gresham, OR. Whitney Heichel went missing on Tuesday moring 10/16/12 when she drove off to work and disappeared. Police have arrested 24 year old Jonathan Holt of Gresham, a neighbor of missing Whitney Heichel, for investigation of aggravated murder. Holt was arrested after a series of interviews didn’t quite add up and investigators found his fingerprints and DNA in her recovered car.
Searchers found the body of a young Oregon woman who vanished this week on her way to work and a neighbor has been arrested, Gresham police said late Friday night.
The body of Whitney Heichel, 21, was found on Larch Mountain, a remote, forested area east of Gresham, Police Chief Craig Junginger told a news conference.
After collecting DNA and fingerprints and conducting three interviews over three days, police arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, of Gresham, for investigation of aggravated murder, the chief said.
Jonathan Holt – Arrested Aggravated Murder (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)
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21 year old Whitney Heichel has been missing in Gresham, OR since Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Heichel did not show up to work Tuesday morning at Starbucks for her 7 am shift after leaving her home at 6:45 am. Gresham police called her disappearance “suspicious.” Six hours after Whitney Heichel went missing, her vehicle was found just 4 miles from her home in a Walmart pareking lot with the passenger side window busted out, the back seats were down.
Whitney’s husband Clint said they live only a couple of minutes away from where his wife works at Starbucks.
“She got ready, her normal thing, got up and just kissed me goodbye and I kind of woke up and said ‘bye, I’ll see you when you get home,’” said Clint Heichel. “And then about 8:15 her boss called me.”
Police said Heichel’s ATM card was used Tuesday morning at a Shell gas station at 257th and SE Stark Street.
Heichel’s Ford Explorer was found abandoned at around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Wood Village Walmart at 23500 NE Sandy Boulevard. The passenger side window was smashed.
UPDATE I: A family member told KGW several transactions were made on Heichel’s debit card, including at ATM machines and 3 different gas stations.
They said that gas station attendants at one of those locations — a truck stop in Troutdale – remembered seeing her SUV and said Heichel was sitting in the passenger seat with a man driving. They said the man was acting suspicious and hurried, buying only a small amount if gas.
Police have not released any further details in the investigation.
Authorities searched a park in Clackamas County and also Larch Mountain Wednesday in connection with a Gresham woman’s Tuesday disappearance.
Police searched a heavily wooded area of Dodge Park, north of Sandy, Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They also searched Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge.
Investigators said Heichel’s SUV was seen in the area.
They are asking anyone who may have seen the SUV during that time to call the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2719.
Search Map – Daily Mail
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18 year old University of Florida student Christian Aguilar was last seen on on September 20, 2012. Eight days following his disappearance, Pedro Bravo was charged with first-degree murder in the student’s apparent death. However, Christian Aguilar had not been found.
As reported at CNN, more than three weeks after Christian Aguilar was last seen the family was confident that the 18-year-old’s body has been found. The break came when on Friday afternoon in Levy County when hunters stumbled upon remains at the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club. They called police and believe they have found the body of Christian Aguilar. However, authorities have yet to confirm it is Aguilar.
Gainesville Police spokesman Ben Tobias said authorities are looking into a body that was recently found. But it hasn’t been confirmed that this body, found in Levy County, is that of Christian Aguilar.
Carlos Aguilar stressed that his family is waiting on confirmation of the body’s identity. Even so, he said that he believed they’ll soon be able “to bring Christian back home” and have his funeral.
“Our family is going to be grieving until the authorities give us the confirmation,” the father said.
Police were directed to the partially decomposed body of a young man after a pair of hunters.
Around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the hunters smelled “something dead” and found a partially buried and decomposing body that was “obviously human,” Fred Oliver, a volunteer with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, told the newspaper.
When authorities arrived at the site, they found blue sneakers and dark blue jeans with the body, clothing that matched what Aguilar was wearing on Sept. 20, the day he disappeared.
Although authorities have ordered a forensic examination of the remains, they are “almost certain” they know that it is Aguilar, Oliver said.
Search Continues for Missing 19 Year Old University of New Hampshire Student Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott (UPDATE: Elizabeth Marriott Dead, Seth Mazzaglia Arrested)
The search continues for missing 19 year old University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marrio. She disappeared after she made plans to visit a friend earlier this week. She has been missing since Tuesday.
Lizzi Marriott drives a 2001 tan Mazda Tribute with New Hampshire plate number 304-5397. Investigators have not located her car. Marriott is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, with blond hair and blue eyes.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said investigators met Friday morning with Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott’s father to assure him they are providing all the resources possible to locate her.
Marriott attended a class at the university Tuesday night and made plans to visit a friend in Dover. According to a flier being distributed by family members and friends Friday, her cellphone was last used in Dover at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday.
Lizzi Marriott’s grandmother, Susan Marriott, was tending the phone at the Chester home where her granddaughter lives while other family members were out handing out fliers and searching for her.
The family has offered a $10,000 reward for missing Elizabeth Marriott.
UPDATE I: Missing UNH Sophomore Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott confirmed dead and have arrested a suspect in the case. Police have arrested 29 year old Seth Mazzaglia, of Dover, NH. Mazzaglia is charged with second degree murder in the death of missing University of New Hampshire sophomore Elizabeth Marriott. Authorities are still searching for her body.
State police announced on Saturday that missing UNH student Elizabeth Marriott is dead.
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney, along with the FBI and assisting police departments, held a press conference at 1 p.m. on Saturday to announce that the 19-year-old commuter student is dead. Her car was found at UNH.
Police have arrested 29-year-old Seth Mazzaglia, of Dover, in connection with her death. He will be arraigned for second degree murder on Monday.
Authorities said that Marriott and Mazzaglia “knew each other,” but would not elaborate.
Colorado Authorities Officially ID Body Found was that of Missing 10 Year Old Jessica Ridgeway (VIDEO)
10 year old Jessica Ridgeway had been missing since October 5, 2012 . A body had been found this past week and removed from Pattridge Park in Arvada, CO. No confirmation had been provided as to the identity as we learned that the body had been unthinkably badly dismembered and “not intact”. However, local media had stated it was that of the missing 10 year old girl.
Sadly, but not unexpected, Police in Westminster, CO officially confirmed that a body found Wednesday belongs to missing 10 year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
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.
The girl had been missing since Oct. 5.
“The commitment of the task force of investigators in this case will not waver,” said James Yacone, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Denver office. “Our commitment and resolve to seek justice on behalf of Jessica will only grow stronger.”
America, it’s time to get JUSTICE FOR JESSICA. The Westminster, CO area has a murderous child predator in its midst. Please be vigilant of those around you. The FBI Releases Behavioral Profile of Possible Suspect.
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.
The FBI is asking for the public’s help locating the suspect, who might have been a “no show” and missed work immediately after the incident and offered a plausible excuse such as illness.
Last year, police released a sketch of a man believed to have been involved in two attempted abductions near the location where Jessica’s body was found . Credits: (9 News/Arvada Colo. Police)
This animal will eventually be found. When he is, what are the odds that he had a previous sexual predator past? Last year, the police has released a sketch of a man who was believed to have been involved in two attempted abductions near the location of where Jessica’s body was found on Oct. 10, 2012. Is there a connection> It’s hard to believe there is not.
Police Find Body Suspected of being Missing 10 Year Old Jessica Ridgeway in Pattridge Park in Arvada, CO (Oh Dear God, Not Intact)
There is sad and tragic news to report in the search for missing Jessica Ridgeway.
Police searching for missing 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway have found a body and removed it from Pattridge Park in Arvada, CO. Authorities have not yet made a positive ID; however, it is strongly suspected it is that of Jessica Ridgeway. Local media is saying that the body discovered is that of missing Jessica Ridgeway. The 10 year old girl went missing last Friday as she walked to school.
Westminster Police spokesperson Trevor Materasso did not release the gender or approximate age of the body, the station said.
Police confirmed the discovery of the body to NBC News and said a statement would be issued at 6:30 a.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET).
Police tweeted the following:
This afternoon a body was discovered near the Pattridge Park Open Space in the City of Arvada. …more…
The heartbreaking investigation into the disappearance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway took a grisly turn today when police said that a body found during their search for Jessica is “not intact.”
The condition of the body is delaying identification.
“It’s not intact,” Westminster Police Department spokesman Trevor Materasso said at a news conference today. “This is extending the length of time it’s taking for investigators to positively identify who that body is.”