Example: [Collected on the Internet, October 2012]
Origins: Jessica Ridgeway, a 10-year-old Westminster, Colorado girl, was last seen walking to a park around 8:30 on the morning of
"Every search is crucial, that’s why we’re conducting those and that’s why we’re repeating. We’re still in Jessica’s neighborhood, obviously. That area has been searched. Areas are being searched a second and third time. We’re focusing on the area she was last seen in and again we’re focusing on the area where that backpack was found," Matterasso said.
Additionally, Matterasso said 125 searchers are looking in a triangular search area around the location where the girl's backpack and water bottle was found over the weekend.
Jessica's backpack and water bottle have been taken to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation lab to be analyzed.
Matterasso urged parents to speak with their children about Jessica's backpack, which was discovered near the intersection of Andrew Drive and Alpha Court in Superior.
"We don’t know when the bag was put there. Obviously over the weekend, kids were out of school. There is a chance that the kids may have gone by, playing, riding bikes. We want parents to talk to their kids about it," he said.
Last updated: 29 April 2013