Police say no major developments in girl's slaying

October 15, 2012
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photo - The family of Jessica Ridgeway gathers at the Westminster Police Department in Westminster, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, to talk about Jessica and ask for her safe return. In the front row from left are, Jessica's dad, Jeremiah Bryant, Jessica's great aunt, Gay Moore, Jessica's mother, Sarah Ridgeway, and Jessica's grandmother Christine Ridgeway. Jessica went missing Friday while on her way to school. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Scott Osler, Pool) Photo by
The family of Jessica Ridgeway gathers at the Westminster Police Department in Westminster, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, to talk about Jessica and ask for her safe return. In the front row from left are, Jessica's dad, Jeremiah Bryant, Jessica's great aunt, Gay Moore, Jessica's mother, Sarah Ridgeway, and Jessica's grandmother Christine Ridgeway. Jessica went missing Friday while on her way to school. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Kathryn Scott Osler, Pool) Photo by  

WESTMINSTER — Westminster police are asking the public's help as they investigate the murder of a 10-year-old girl who was believed abducted on her way to school.

Police say 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was last seen beginning a short walk from her home to Witt Elementary School the morning of Oct. 5. Police said Monday they have no major developments in the case. On Wednesday, authorities discovered her body in an Arvada park about 7 miles west of her Westminster home.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/V1TOb6 ) a memorial is planned Tuesday in Arvada.

Authorities say they don't believe the slaying is related to an abduction and sexual assault in Cody, Wyo., Oct. 8. The girl was found hours after being abducted and authorities arrested a suspect Saturday in Belgrade, Mont.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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