Westminster Police Department
Public Safety News
Arrest Made in Ridgeway Case
(Oct 24, 2012)
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: WESTMINSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT, JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY & FBI
Law enforcement received the major break in the Jessica Ridgway investigation they have been hoping for. Late Tuesday evening police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space. With this discovery, police are able to announce we have made an arrest in the Ridgeway murder investigation. Austin Reed Sigg, 17, was arrested for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Ridgeway.
Additionally, authorities will file charges against the attacker in the May 28, 2012, attempted abduction at Ketner Lake.
Police believe the public may view the suspect’s photograph and have additional information to provide to the investigation. The release of the photograph may also help authorities determine if this individual is responsible for any other crime/s, either reported or unreported.
The police tip line is still operating: 303-658-4336 or email: PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.
The identification and apprehension means residents will see increased police activity in very focused areas of our communities. A tremendous amount of investigation and follow up still needs to be conducted and police ask the public and media for their continued cooperation and understanding. Limited information can be released as both cases move into courts for prosecution.