The Colorado news organizations are saying the suspect confessed to his mother.
CNN is reporting that human remains have been discovered inside his home.
October 24. 2012 – “Police in Colorado have arrested a 17-year-old community college student in connection with the killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who disappeared on her way to school Oct. 5.
The suspect was identified as Austin Reed Sigg, a student at Arapaho Community College. He will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder as well as kidnapping charges. His first court appearance will be Thursday at 8 a.m. MT (10 a.m. ET).
Reed also will be charged with the attempted abduction of a woman who was jogging in the Ketner Lake Open Space on May 28.
The Associated Press reported that Sigg’s mother said the boy turned himself in.”I made the phone call, he turned himself in. That’s all I have to say.” the AP quoted her as saying.Police said there is a direct link between an attempted abduction of the jogger at Ketner Lake on Memorial Day and the killing of Jessica. The unidentified runner told police she fought off a man who attacked her from behind and tried to subdue her using a chemical-soaked rag.”