The Jessica Ridgeway search continues today. The most recent evidence discovered in the girl’s disappearance was the discovery of her backpack, which contained a water bottle with her name on it. The backpack and water bottle were found on Sun., Oct. 7, 2012 six miles away from the location where the ten-year-old student was last seen.
Jessica Ridgeway was last seen on Friday morning before classes were scheduled to begin at Witt Elementary School, reported the Denver Westword Blog. When she failed to arrive at school, staff members left a message for her mother. Unfortunately, her mother did not receive the message until approximately 4:30 p.m. Her mother contacted police and an Amber Alert was issued, but the young girl had already been missing for many hours before a search began.
Law enforcement agents and volunteers continue to search for any clues that may lead to Jessica Ridgeway’s current location. However, they are not soliciting any additional volunteers to join the search at this time. New volunteers are being used to post flyers throughout the area to alert locals of the missing girl situation. In addition to assistance posting flyers, the rescue team is seeking donations of the following items: generators, utility extension cords, trash cans and outdoor lights.
The Missing Jessica Ridgeway from Westminster, CO Facebook page has contact information for anyone who has any information about the girl’s disappearance or current location. The site also has photographs of the child, a PDF poster that can be printed and distributed throughout local neighborhoods and information about two vigils that are being held for her on Tues., Oct. 9, 2012.
Westword.com suggests sending an email to all your contacts to help spread the word about Jessica Ridgeway’s disappearance:
“If you have not already done so, please consider sending an e-mail blast to your entire contacts list.
Simply compose a new message and rather than click on the “to:” click on the BCC (so not everyone sees who all it was sent to for privacy) then select add all your e-mail contacts.
A sample message can be:
Jessica Ridgeway has been missing from Westminster Colorado since 10-5 when she left for school, heading towards the park to meet up with friends she usually walks with but never showed to the park or to school. An Amber Alert has been issued and police are desperate for clues that may lead to Jessica.
On Saturday they found a back pack they have reason to believe belongs to Jessica.”