Source: Suspect Told Police Jessica’s Murder Brought Him No Joy
WESTMINSTER, Colo. – The young man arrested for the murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway will be tried as an adult, prosecutors said Thursday.
The suspect, 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg was arrested at his home in Westminster Tuesday night after police, according to a source, received a phone from his mother.
According to a source, when Sigg confessed to kidnapping and killing the little girl, he told police he didn’t receive the joy from it that he thought he would, so he went further.
WARNING: The details are graphic.
Police found Jessica’s torso in a field. Other body parts were found in a crawl space inside his house, according to police.
A 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.
Sigg comes from the same neighborhood that Jessica is from. Some kids in the neighborhood knew him because of his stare.
“She was freaked out by a teenager staring at her at the park,” Emily Alexander said.
She said Sigg’s stare was so cold that her daughter remembered it days later.
“After Jessica was kidnapped she told me she knew who it was. She was sure she knew who it was and it was this teenager. A few days later he was walking by and she pointed him out and she said ‘That’s the guy!’ That was him.”
Many believe Sigg’s young age was one factor that made it possible for him to stay under law enforcement’s radar.
“Because he was 17. I didn’t believe her,” says Anderson. “I thought she was just being paranoid.”