Teenager Arrested In Deaths Of Schoolgirl, Attempt To Kidnap Jogger

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (October 24, 20120--A teenager who lived just a mile from a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was abducted and killed earlier this month was in custody Wednesday, charged in the girl’s death as well as in a May attack on a runner.

Police in the Denver suburb of Westminster say they arrested Austin Reed Sigg, 17, Tuesday night after receiving a call that led them to his home, but they declined to elaborate.

Sigg was arrested in the killing of Jessica Ridgeway, who disappeared Oct. 5 after leaving for school.

Her body was found five days later in a field at a park.

The break came two days after police said Jessica's abduction was linked to the May 28 attempted abduction of a 22-year-old runner at another park.

Sigg will be charged in both cases.

Reached by phone Wednesday, Sigg’s mother, Mindy Sigg, told The Associated Press he turned himself in.

She declined further comment.


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