Austin Sigg, the teen arrested for the kidnap and murder of Colo. girl Jessica Ridgeway, can be seen in a video wearing what appears to be a cross around his neck that looks similar to the one seen in police photos released before his detainment.
According to WPTV, the YouTube video entitled “Racing the Rockies 2009,” shows what appears to be a younger Sigg walking with other people, while wearing some sort of necklace with what appears to be a cross pendant.
View video: A Young Austin Sigg Seen Wearing a What Appears to be Wooden Cross Pendant
On Oct. 19, police released a number of photos of a wooden cross that measured 1 inch by 1 ½ inches and had a hole drilled through the top sideways to facilitate using it as a pendant for a necklace. When the images were released authorities would not say where the cross was found or the exact connection it has to the case.
View slideshow: Photos of Wooden Cross That May Have Been a Clue in Jessica Ridgeway Murder
Sigg was arrested on Oct. 23, 2012, after turning himself in to police. He is being held on suspicion of two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree kidnapping and two counts of criminal attempt, according to ABC News.
View slideshow: Photos of Murdered Girl Jessica Ridgeway
During his first court appearance on Oct. 25, the teen appeared calm and collected. Sigg is slated to return to court on Oct. 30 when formal charges against him are to be read.
Jessica, 10, went missing as she walked to school on Friday, Oct. 5 at about 8:30 a.m. Her backpack was found sitting upright on a sidewalk on Oct. 7. Her dismembered body was found several days later in a local park.
The website JessicaRidgeway.com has been created to keep the public informed about the case and accept donations that will help Jessica’s family.
Anyone with additional information regarding Jessica’s case is urged to call the Westminster Police’s tip line at 303-658-4336 or email PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.
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