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Westminster Police Department
Public Safety News
Police Ask for Information Surrounding Ketner Incident
(Oct 18, 2012)

In an attempt to uncover any lead that may help identify the individual responsible for the abduction and subsequent murder of Jessica Ridgeway, authorities are asking the community to try and remember anything that was suspicious or out of place near the Ketner Lake Open Space during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Due to the time frame and geographic proximity of Jessica’s disappearance and the attempted abduction near the Ketner Lake Open Space, police are trying to determine if there is any connection between the two cases.

The suspect from the attempted abduction at Ketner Lake on May 28, 2012, was described as follows:

  • Light-skinned male
  • 18–30 years old (or someone whose appearance with a ball cap may look that age)
  • Brown hair
  • Medium build
  • 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall (height can vary above or below these approximations)

Westminster police and assisting law enforcement agencies have been unable to associate any vehicle in either of these incidents. Several metro-area law enforcement jurisdictions are working other cases of attempted abductions and various vehicle or suspect descriptions have been provided. In regard to Westminster’s cases, we only have the above description to provide.

Working with the FBI and the Behavioral Analysis Unit we are asking the public to call us if anyone around you changed their behavior, acted unusual, failed to show up for a family activity or other change that was unusual. We are specifically looking for these behavior changes on Oct. 5, 2012, and days after Jessica’s disappearance and the Memorial Day weekend.

Tips can be given to the Westminster Police Department tip center by calling 303-658-4336 or by sending an email to: PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us   

Additional information on original Ketner incident

Media Release - May 2012

Crime Alert Poster - May 2012

Public Meeting Alert - June 2012





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