Police Believe They Have Jessica’s Killer’s DNA, but Don’t Know His Name
Jessica Ridgeway, 10, was reported missing Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, from Superior, Colo.
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — FOX 31 News in Denver is reporting that police have DNA evidence on a suspect in the murder of Jessica Ridgeway.
In the days after she vanished, investigators asked the public to stop looking at what the 10-year-old girl was wearing when she vanished, and pay more particular attention to her facial features.
Sources say the reason police asked the public to change their focus is because when they found Ridgeway’s book bag after her disappearance, her clothes were inside. A source said only her socks were missing.
The book bag and Ridgeway’s remains are the two connections police may have to a possible suspect.
Two separate sources familiar with the investigation told Fox 31 Denver’s Justin Joseph, during the investigation into those two items, they recovered a man’s DNA.
Sources say police matched that DNA to the DNA police recovered during another recent attempted sex assault on an adult female. However, that case also remains unsolved.
In other developments, on Sunday, police say someone discovered a clump of blonde hair as they were walking in a field about a mile from the location where Jessica’s body was left.
If you have any information regarding the investigation, Westminster police are asking you to call the tip line at 303-658-4336, or email PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.