posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 07:21 PM
(CNN) -- Jessica Ridgeway's suspected killer is a 17-year-old neighbor who authorities plan to try as an adult, officials in Colorado said
Wednesday. Formal charges against Austin Reed Sigg, a high school student who lived about one mile from the 10-year-old and her family, likely will
be filed Monday, Jefferson County District Attorney Pam Russell said. As a general policy, CNN does not show the booking photo or name suspects who
are juveniles, but in this case, police had mentioned Sigg's name and released his photograph in hopes the public could provide information related to
the case. Sigg will face murder and kidnapping charges in death of Ridgeway, who was found a few days after she disappeared on her way to school on
October 5. Her body -- which was "not intact," according to police -- was found at a park in Arvada, a Denver suburb just five miles from the family's
home in Westminster.
Well... being in Colorado and all the craziness surrounding us, I'm not sure what to believe anymore. It is really sad that killers are becoming
younger and younger. Nothing is making sense these days.
**Well I just discovered why I feel so weird about this. The suspected killer is the brother of a friend of mine. I can't "prove" this as I feel
posting any pictures would be illegal or something. I would just feel wrong/paranoid about it. All I can say is this is a GIANT WTF moment!!!! I only
met him once about 3 years ago or so. My friend kept everyone at arms length regarding her family. She also has another brother that lives with her
mom that I didn't know existed until last year. I believe Austin lived with her for a short time. There was a lot of turmoil within their household.
She went through a lot, but kept things to herself. We weren't extremely close. I don't think she let too many people in. I've just tried to contact
her via the social sites I am on and all her accounts are deactivated. This is insane!!!**
edit on 24-10-2012 by PassedKarma because: Had to
add my 2 cents at the bottom.