The gruesome murder of Jessica Ridgeway has not yet been solved, and officials keep pushing home that they believe the killer is someone in the community of Westminster (or Arvada), Colorado. But just how close to home is this murderous member of the community? Was it one of the slain girl's neighbors, someone who frequented the area during the times of the day when she was walking, or was it someone even closer to her than that? There are just not enough details in this case leading one way or the other and even detectives admit that there are no new breaks.
Everyone has been on edge since the discovery of Jessica's dismembered remains a week ago. It's been reported that several law enforcement agents were at the memorial honoring the slain girl. Investigators are indeed convinced that the person responsible for this horrific crime is in the area and may have even attended the memorial. In fact, the FBI seems convinced that the killer was there.
How close to Jessica's home is the killer, though? Have investigators continued paying close attention to the neighborhood of the murdered child? Jessica Ridgeway couldn't have been picked off in her own neighborhood by a complete and total stranger, could she have? What if the killer(s) was so close to her home that she didn't even make it to the end of her street?
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