"At this point in the investigation, after thoroughly looking at the parents, we're confident that they're not involved in the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway," Materasso said earlier. "The focus shifts to an unknown suspect, as we think that she was abducted."
Sarah Ridgeway told police she last saw her daughter in Westminster, Colo., last Friday morning when Jessica left for school. The fifth-grader never showed up at a nearby park where she was supposed to meet friends for the one-mile walk to her elementary school.
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
I give my condolences to the family of this child and all other missing and or abducted children in the world.
With that said, why is there so much uproar about this case? People go missing everyday...adults, males, females, kids and the elderly. What makes this particular case so much more important than all those others? We don't see news articles or people going into an uproar over all those other individuals.
Missing Minority Children Statistical Report
According to the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children and the Department of Justice:
2,000 children are reported as missing to local law-enforcement daily.
Of those children who are abducted, females, aged 11-17, are most likely to be victimized.
Minorities equaled 65% of the total Non-Family Abductions.
42% were African American (24,444)
23% were Hispanic (13,386)
How many children are reported missing each year?
The U.S. Department of Justice reports
Nearly 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing each year, or an average of 2,185 children reported missing each day.
More than 200,000 children were abducted by family members.
More than 58,000 children were abducted by nonfamily members.
115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. These crimes involve someone the child does not know or a slight acquaintance who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.
How pervasive is the problem of child sexual exploitation?
A study about child sexual victimization indicated that as many as 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys could be sexually victimized before adulthood.
[Per D. Finkelhor. “Current Information on the Scope and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse.” The Future of Children: Sexual Abuse of Children, 1994, volume 4, page 37.]
How many reports of child exploitation have been made to CyberTipline?
CyberTipline has received more than 1.3 million reports since it was established in March 1998.
Reports to CyberTipline involve the possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography, the online enticement of children for sex acts, child prostitution, child sex-tourism, child molestation (not in the family), unsolicited obscene material sent to a child, and misleading domain names.
How many victims of child exploitation have been identified through the Child Victim Identification (CVIP) Program?
Through September 2011, CVIP has information on more than 3,800 child victims from around the world seen in sexually abusive images.
Through September 2011, CVIP Analysts reviewed seized child pornography collections from more than 29,000 investigations across the country, through the Child Recognition and Identification System (CRIS).
It isn't the fact that she isn't crying, it's the fact that she appears to be TRYING to cry.
Originally posted by SeenAlot
reply to post by esteay812
This is more disturbing. Serial killer?
That'd cause a great deal of evasive comments from police.
Just because they say the body is "not connected to" doesn't mean they dont have other missing kids, or other bodies dumped....ah, $hit