WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old youth has been arrested in the abduction and slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, police in Westminster, Colo., said Wednesday.
The suspect was identified as Austin Sigg, who lives less than a mile from the Ridgeway home, police said in a statement posted on the department's website.
Sigg also is to be charged in an attempted abduction that took place in late May near Ketner Lake, just a few blocks from Sigg's home, police said.
The release said law enforcement got a "major break" in the Ridgeway investigation Tuesday evening when they received a call that led them to a home near Ketner Lake.
Jessica disappeared from her Westminster home Oct. 5 when she for school. Five days later, her body was found at a park in Arvada, several miles from her home.