Tuesday, October 1 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-10-01 20:57:47 GMT
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A Colorado teen accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway made a surprising plea in court Friday.More >
Friday, April 12 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:16:57 GMT
A public memorial has been scheduled for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway who was kidnapped and killed while walking to school in a Denver suburb.Jessica's father, Jeremy Bryant, lives in Independence, MO.More >
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Friday, April 12 2013 3:12 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:12:47 GMT
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Friday, April 12 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:11:34 GMT
The teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month allegedly confessed to the crime twice.Police in the Denver suburb of Westminster tookMore >
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Friday, April 12 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:10:29 GMT
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An Independence, MO, man is taking it upon himself to educate kids and their parents on basic self-defense. His outreach comes days after police arrested 17-year-old Austin Sigg who is accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.More >
Friday, April 12 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:09:28 GMT
Police in Colorado are asking for the public's help in identifying an apparent cross possibly worn as a necklace that was recovered during the Jessica Ridgeway investigation.A cross recovered during theMore >
Police in Colorado are asking for the public's help in identifying an apparent cross possibly worn as a necklace that was recovered during the Jessica Ridgeway investigation.More >
Friday, April 12 2013 3:07 PM EDT2013-04-12 19:07:24 GMT
Authorities have released new developments in the murder and abduction of 10-year old Jessica Ridgeway.Investigators say they think the same man who kidnapped and murdered Ridgeway also tried to kidnapMore >
Authorities have released new developments in the murder and abduction of 10-year old Jessica Ridgeway. Her great-grandmother said she is hopeful this will be the break needed to ensure the killer is caught "the sooner, the better." More >
Thursday, October 25 2012 8:36 AM EDT2012-10-25 12:36:15 GMT
Authorities in Colorado have arrested a man in connection with the abduction and slaying of Jessica Ridgeway.Charges are expected later against the man in connection with the attempted abduction of a womanMore >
Authorities in Colorado have arrested a 17-year-old Colorado community college worker in connection with the abduction and slaying of Jessica Ridgeway. Because of his age, the suspect will not face the death penalty, disappointing her family in Independence, MO. More >
Friday, October 12 2012 9:29 PM EDT2012-10-13 01:29:09 GMT
Authorities in Colorado have called a news conference for Friday afternoon to discuss the search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Police had previously said they expected to release late FridayMore >
Police confirmed Friday afternoon that a dismembered body found earlier this week belongs to 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Authorities said the focus is now on "Justice for Jessica" because a predator is on the loose. More >
Friday, October 12 2012 1:56 PM EDT2012-10-12 17:56:01 GMT
A body has been found in a Denver suburb but it's not clear whether this is related to the disappearance of a Colorado girl with ties to Missouri. The body was discovered Wednesday evening near an abandonedMore >
Authorities in Colorado hope to identify Friday a body found in the search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, police said Thursday. Many are wearing purple, Jessica's favorite color, in a show of solidarity on Friday for the missing girl. More >
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -
Family and friends of a murdered Colorado girl held a vigil Saturday.
Jessica Ridgeway's family in Independence, MO, and dozens of friends gathered in McCoy Park to remember her.
The park has been the gathering spot for family for the past week as they waited to hear what could have happened to Jessica.
Friday after a weeklong search, Westminster police confirmed that a body found in a suburban Denver park was that of 10-year-old Jessica and the investigation has now moved from a search for her to a search for justice.
"I don't see what kind of sick person, or monster could do this to a child," said Jessica's great uncle Larry Moss. "I want to thank everyone that was here, that prayed or was looking for Jessica."
For the second time in a week, friends and family gathered at McCoy Park wearing ribbons that say "Jessica" in her favorite color of purple.
The gathering is showing that, even though the little girl was lost more than 500 miles away, there was love and support for her in Independence, MO.
With a count of "1, 2, 3" and the release of many yellow, green and various shades of purple balloons Jessica's friends and family sent a final gift to the little girl.
Jessica's father lives in Independence and the community has pulled together for the 10-year-old who was kidnapped and murdered in a Denver suburb. Cousins, aunts and uncles wrote messages on balloons, saying they will love and miss Jessica forever.
And, as they watched the balloons float away, their prayer now is that her killer will be caught.
"It would mean a lot. I mean, there's not even words to express how we would feel, to know that the person or persons is caught and behind bars and justice is being served so they cannot do it to somebody else's kid," Katherine Tiedman, Jessica's cousin, said.
"We're doing the best we can. At least she's not being tortured, no more harm can come to her, that she can now rest in peace," Kathy Moss, Jessica's great-aunt, said.
The balloons released Saturday have little papers attached to them that say "RIP Jessica" and, even as they float away, the people in Independence vow to keep supporting her family.
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Sunday, March 9 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-03-09 23:59:38 GMT
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