It was long suspected that Jessica Ridgeway was the body found in the open Colorado space a couple of days ago, but now that the identification is positively known it's time to move forward. The suspect responsible for this horrendous kidnapping and murder is being sought by the FBI and other investigative bodies, but that isn't the only update regarding the tragic death of the 10-year-old girl. If you're a parent in the area you should be warned; the suspect will most likely strike again.
So who murdered the missing Westminster girl? Police have so far released two different sketches in association with the search for the girl while awaiting the identification of her remains. This Gather News post shares one of the sketches, but this Facebook page also shared another one yesterday before it was reported that the remains found this week belong to Jessica Ridgeway. That is two different men who could possibly be connected in this horrific case -- but they're also likely not connected to it.
The FBI has acknowledged that the person who did this may likely strike again, so it's important for parents to be on high alert when it comes to their children -- at least until the perp is caught. The person responsible for murdering Jessica and hacking her into pieces is still at large and it doesn't look like investigators have all of their ducks in a row with who may or may not have done it. The parents are in the clear, so it could truly be anyone out there. As earlier reported by the FBI, it can be someone you know in the community and you don't even realize it.
Condolences go to the family of the slain 10-year-old girl. Nobody deserves this kind of hardship to fall upon them, and no little girl deserves what happened to Jessica. The person responsible for this is a cunning killer who has either struck before or will most likely strike again with more confidence if this was his first time. If this is someone with a lot of experience, it's most likely an older person and not someone young as one of the recently released sketches indicate -- just a thought.
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