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Jessica Ridgeway Death: Boy, 17, Arrested
A teenage boy has been arrested over the abduction and killing of a 10-year-old girl in suburban Denver.
Police in Westminster, Colorado, detained 17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg in connection with the murder of Jessica Ridgeway after getting a tip that led them to a home on Tuesday night near the park where her body was found.
Jessica disappeared on October 5 and her partially dismembered body was found days later in a field at a park about 10 miles away.
Sigg is a student at Arapahoe Community College.
Police records show he was co-operative when taken into custody.
According to police, he will also be charged in the attempted kidnapping of a young woman earlier this year.
Police say a 22-year-old woman reported in May she was attacked while jogging near a lake close to Jessica's school, and that the two crimes appeared to be connected.
The woman said an attacker grabbed her from behind and put a rag with a chemical odour over her mouth before she escaped.
Reached by phone on Wednesday, Sigg's mother told The Associated Press he had turned himself in.
She declined to comment further.