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Body Found In Colorado Is That Of Missing Girl Jessica Ridgeway, Authorities Confirm
NBCNews ^ | October 12, 2012

Posted on 10/12/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT by Steelfish

Body Found In Colorado Is That Of Missing Girl Jessica Ridgeway, Authorities Confirm

Colorado authorities confirm that a set of human remains recently discovered are those of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.

Police in Colorado confirmed Friday that a dismembered body they discovered earlier in the week in Arvada is that of 10-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Ridgeway, who went missing from her Westminster home a week ago.

"Our focus has changed from the search for Jessica to a mission of justice for Jessica," Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk said. "We realize there is a predator at large in our community."

Ridgeway began a short walk from her home to Witt Elementary School on the morning of Oct. 5 but never arrived. A massive search by hundreds of law enforcement officers was launched hours later because Jessica's mother works nights and slept through a call from school officials saying the fifth-grader wasn't there.

Ridgeway's case made national headlines in the days following her disappearance as hundreds of police officers, bloodhounds and scores of volunteers scoured the chidl's neighborhood looking for clues to her whereabouts. Her father, Jeremiah Bryant, who lives in Missouri, traveled to Colorado when he learned of his daughter's disappearance, police said.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out with them," Birk said, adding, "They’ve been in our hearts from the beginning."

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; jessicaridgeway
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1 posted on 10/12/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Prayers to the family this just makes my heart ache.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Steelfish

There's a special place in Hell for those that would kill an angel.
3 posted on 10/12/2012 4:10:56 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Steelfish

OMG, that breaks my heart.
I weep for the family and the child.
My only solace and I wish I could tell the family is that she is in the arms of Jesus protected now.
That is the school district next to where my ten year old granddaughter attends.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Steelfish

Every parents nightmare. I will hug my child and pray for this girl and her family.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 4:11:03 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: funfan
... and the mental state of her parents will remain broken and tortured until the day they die.

Dismembered. So for the monster that did this taking her life her wasn't enough.

As the saying goes, some people just need killing.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 4:12:40 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: verum ago

Find the subhuman filth, kill him and hasten the trip to hell!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 4:14:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Steelfish

Just pray they catch the guy who did this. How does someone murder a young child??? Heart-sickening.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 4:14:58 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lizavetta

Agreed.
When they find this murder, my hope would be sixty minutes with the parents, no interference.......that’s all to would take.
Public death penalty is a concept we need to restore.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 4:15:27 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Steelfish

Please tell me there’s no “mother’s boyfriend.” I’m just so sick of those stories. Prayers for this family. May Jessica rest in eternal peace.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 4:18:29 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Lizavetta

They will need life long prayers.....
Such evil in this world.... Hard to believe people deny its existence

Vengeance belongs to God


11 posted on 10/12/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Lizavetta

“As the saying goes, some people just need killing.”

Over and over again.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Steelfish

Find the bastard that brutally murdered this beautiful child and hang him..none of this being on death row for 30 yrs enjoying the good life..actually a hanging might be too painless for this piece of garbage..just beat his ass to death


13 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MestaMachine

Tortured nearly to death, revived - tortured again, again again, again and again.....until they cry for mercy - then you publicly execute them.
It is a good thing I am not God, there is little forgiveness in me for these people......


14 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Steelfish

Heartbreaking.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Steelfish

Damn... just damn....


16 posted on 10/12/2012 4:31:22 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Steelfish
Prayers for the family.

I am so sick and tired of this, every day, every day, every day, why can't you go out and get yourself a whore.

Can't afford it, call 1600 Penn Ave., maybe he will give you a subsidy, that's about the last thing they could think of, sure get your prostitute subsidy money, direct deposit.

DAMN I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING OF THESE LITTLE GIRLS BEING MOLESTED. JUST DAMN.

My apologies for my RANT, this news is the straw that broke my resistance to anger today.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 4:34:35 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Steelfish

I don’t think we would have to execute this monster. If you leave him in general population, other prisoners will gladly do that for nothing.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Steelfish
A massive search by hundreds of law enforcement officers was launched hours later because Jessica's mother works nights and slept through a call from school officials saying the fifth-grader wasn't there.

Mom ‘slept’ thru the call, huh? I wonder if anyone actually saw the girl walking to school. A very sad story that may get much sadder but unfortunately familiar.
19 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:16 PM PDT by bramps
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To: Steelfish

This is horrible, this happened just miles from where I live, I have 4 daughters, and they are frightened to go outside now and - now have to try to explain why someone would do such an evil act. Pray they catch this evil person.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:22 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: bramps

Mom works the night shift.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Steelfish

Prayers for the family and all their friends......so so sad


22 posted on 10/12/2012 4:46:25 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: bramps

The mother works the night shift. She watched Jessica walk the first of three blocks where she meets her friends. The school called to say she was not there, but the mother was asleep by then.

This is horrible. My two grandchildren live not far away in Boulder.

My guess the body was mutilated by wild animals, as it lay in an open space area for several days.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

When the police find Jessica’s killer, I hope they give her dad a few minutes alone with him.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: Lizavetta

Used to be somewhat agnostic. Over the years, ironically enough, my own research has realized there is (apart from the shocking headlines) unspeakable evil in our midst, that I believe is luciferian, or cult-like groups of highly organized devil worshippers. Unfortunately, popular culture and the legal system has gone to great lengths to remove morality and God from the public sphere.

This is hailed as progress, I suppose. Unfortunately without morality (not that I’m a saint or anything) there is a vacuum of a sort, if people don’t believe in something they will fall for anything. Whoever did this is posessed by a demon, I don’t care what anybody says, and equally guilty, really, are those who allow or aid in the deconstruction of a just and moral society.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: ryderann

To murder this child is bad enough but to dismember her..tells me this psycho has done this before..children in the area reported to police days prior how a man in a white van(Its always the van isn’t it) following them around asking them if they wanted candy(Its always either the candy or the lost puppy)..so this guy was just looking for an opportunity to grab a kid, any kid, to please his psychotic fantasies. I hope they find this piece of crap and let the community have 5 min with him


26 posted on 10/12/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: trisham

Such a beautiful child. This world is sick.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 5:02:41 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: Steelfish

Everybody in favor of the death penalty raise their hands.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Steelfish

Damn.
This happened less than 10 miles from my house.

Find this f**ker.
Once found guilty, drop his ass out of an airplane with a helmet cam and no parachute at around 30,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains.
Then, play the video in every prison’s CCTV system nationwide.

over and over and over.....


29 posted on 10/12/2012 5:07:40 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: annieokie

They better damn well catch the evil scum that did this, and quick. Hopefully he has a rap sheet and hopefully they got his DNA.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: RandallFlagg

What is your area like there? Is it open with large acreage or suburban.. Just wondering.. Truckers passing through? Give me a sense..


31 posted on 10/12/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: averagemo

It’s beyond comprehension.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 5:14:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Second Amendment First
I'll bet it turns out its someone the child and family knew....a neighbor, a relative, a coworker that the child knew and felt was safe....

just get him...

33 posted on 10/12/2012 5:14:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Freedom4US
it very well could be someone who attends church and has a fundemental belief system...

but he has "weaknesses" which he rationalizes and agonizes over but does not stop....he's convinved himself that he is the victim to be pitied, not the ones he attacks and kills....sort of like oj Simpson saying he was the "victim"...

34 posted on 10/12/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by cherry
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To: workerbee

There doesn’t seem to be a boyfriend involved.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: cherry

And sandusky as well


36 posted on 10/12/2012 5:21:57 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

It’s a suburb west of Denver. Pretty populated with loads of schools, houses and businesses. I-70 runs through it, too. But, I’m thinking that the monster that did this is a local resident of the area.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 5:22:41 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Steelfish

I’m sorry to hear about this. There used to be a Chevy dealership in Colorado where the owner’s daughter went to my school. She was kidnapped walking home and later found dead. That was back in 1970 and the crime was never solved.

http://coldcaseusa.blogspot.com/2011/08/cheerleader-marilee-burts-1970-murder.html

I hope they find whoever did this but God knows an He will dispense justice.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: annieokie

Anymore there is no point to go get a whore, just go to the nearest bar, women are giving it away for free.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Steelfish

A society that can’t protect the most innocent among us, our children, isn’t much of a society. And yes, I know what is going on in our schools too. I am very sorry for the Ridgeway family.

The bleeding hearts get the perverts out of prison, and then we have this take place over and over and over again.

Is this going to be a repeat offender? Will we ever know?

This is a very sad incident. Makes you want to wring someone’s neck.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden disrespect wasn't limited to Ryan. It was an insult to me and every other U. S. Citizen.)
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...and they never solved the Jon Benet Ramsey case either.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 5:32:27 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Back in the 80s the NYTs ran a story that stated there were (at that time) 34 identified serial killers who were roaming the interstates. That means 34 distinct killers who each had murdered enough people in the same, distinct manner to be identified as a pattern.

And that was just the identified number killing on the interstates.

I have not driven the intertstate system unarmed since reading that.

42 posted on 10/12/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I’m surprised no one saw anything.. Makes me think she willingly went with whomever did this to her.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: RandallFlagg
But, I’m thinking that the monster that did this is a local resident of the area.

Yep. I lived a block from those folks and my daughter went to that school. There isn't a straight road in there and you don't just happen to end up there.

44 posted on 10/12/2012 5:38:49 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: wtc911

I hadn’t heard that. It doesn’t really surprise me when you have a populace the size of ours, and as mobile as it is.

I do believe people are particularly vulnerable on the highway, and I think they should be carrying too. The sad reality is, you can’t really carry, because if you get caught doing so, they can use the one gun charge to confiscate all your weapons.

If I knew a good way to get around that, I would.

If you have car trouble on the highway, you’re just hung out to dry, at the mercy of any vile killer that comes along.


45 posted on 10/12/2012 5:39:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Biden disrespect wasn't limited to Ryan. It was an insult to me and every other U. S. Citizen.)
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To: Steelfish

Some 2 legged animals deserve the hell they inherit as their eternal reward.


46 posted on 10/12/2012 5:39:15 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: RandallFlagg
Meant to say lived there about 18 years ago.
47 posted on 10/12/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: cherry
just get him...

Or her, as the case may be.

48 posted on 10/12/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Second Amendment First

“My guess the body was mutilated by wild animals...”

I don’t think that is the case, they’re saying “dismembered” they wouldn’t say that if they thought it was animals - they’d put it as you did “mutilated by animals”.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 5:43:59 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: AmonAmarth

Please, Please tell me, promise me that you will not let your daughters walk anywhere without you or adult supervision, I don’t care if it is just 1 block. I don’t think I can stand one more statistic like this. Keep your daughters safe.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 5:47:51 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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