Memorial service scheduled for slain girl

October 16, 2012
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photo - A woman visits a memorial for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway at Chelsea Park near the youngster's home in Westminster, Colo., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Jessica Ridgeway was abducted on her way to school on Oct. 5 and found dead in a open space park in Arvada, Colo., on Oct. 10. Police have not made an arrest in the case. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by
A woman visits a memorial for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway at Chelsea Park near the youngster's home in Westminster, Colo., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. Jessica Ridgeway was abducted on her way to school on Oct. 5 and found dead in a open space park in Arvada, Colo., on Oct. 10. Police have not made an arrest in the case. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Photo by  

WESTMINSTER — A public memorial service is being held for a 10-year-old girl who was killed after disappearing on her way to school.

The service for Jessica Ridgeway was scheduled for Tuesday evening at an Arvada church that can hold 2,500 people.

Police say Ridgeway was last seen beginning a short walk from her home to Witt Elementary School the morning of Oct. 5. On Wednesday, authorities discovered her body in an Arvada park about 7 miles west of her Westminster home.

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