17 Year-Old Arrested in Jessica Ridgeway Murder

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.”



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5 Responses to 17 Year-Old Arrested in Jessica Ridgeway Murder

  1. little nel says:

    I just read that this child murderer has a problem with pornography. He was in counseling at age 15 for a pornography addiction.

    He is also connected to an assault of an adult woman but she fought back and escaped his abduction plans.

    Jessica was too small to fight back and get away to safety so she lost her life and was cut up by this monster.

  2. little nel says:

    “Human remains” inside his home. Does this mean that he’s a Satanist who keeps the body parts for a certain type of ritual? Or he just enjoys the feelings it gives him to look at them?

    • Alethea says:

      What is frightening to me Little Nel, is that he attempted to abduct a 22 year old and Jessica was 10. There is also a report of an attempted abduction in the same area recently of a little boy.

      What I am getting at is this: In the past, serial killers, serial rapists, and serial molesters have stayed within their own race, and they have usually hurt people who are of the same age range and sex. This means their deviancy is psychologically based in childhood issues. This guy seems like his deviancy is much more evil. Like you said, maybe Satanic abuse, or just so corrupted by the video games that teach kids to kill without thought and to tear up the body parts, and corrupted by the violence in films, and selfishness of this world –That he is not just acting on subconscious impulses and SC drives from being abused as a child.

  3. tifed3 says:

    Someone said he should not be playing soccer – not sure what that means yet. Told me to watch Nancy Grace but not a big fan of the solicitation and television.

    • Alethea says:

      I have avoided Nancy Grace for a while now. I do watch if there is a big case and she is the only source of new and interesting information.

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