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Body discovered in Arvada positively identified as Jessica Ridgeway

(Oct 12, 2012)

At 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk announced that the body found in Arvada has been positively identified as Jessica Ridgeway. "It is with a great deal of sorrow in my heart that I regret to inform you the body found in Arvada is Jessica Ridgeway," said Chief Birk.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Ridgeway family. The family has created a website where donations can be made directly to the family.

The latest information can be found on the Westminster Police Twitter page, @westminsterpd or the main Police Department web page.

Police continue to seek tips and information from the public to help find the suspect in this case. "Our focus has changed from the search for Jessica to a mission of justice for Jessica," said Chief Birk.

The community is asked to report any information they may have by calling 303-658-4336 or emailing pdamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.

For information on the Crisis Counseling Center, safety tips and coping resources, visit the Jefferson Mental Health website. The crisis center at the Wells Fargo Building, 7878 N. Wadsworth, is open Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One of our partners in this investigation is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Their website provides additional tips and information.

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