A 10-year-old Colorado girl reported missing one week ago is dead, police said Friday, spurring a manhunt for the person who killed her.O my God, why? Why?
Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk told reporters that a body found earlier this week "has been positively identified" as that of Jessica Ridgeway."Our focus has changed from a search for Jessica to a mission of justice for Jessica," Birk said.Jessica was last seen by her mother as she left for school October 5. Authorities then issued a statewide Amber Alert for the girl.On Sunday, a man in a subdivision in Superior discovered Jessica's backpack outside his house about 7 miles from the girl's hometown of Westminster, said Westminster Police Investigator Trevor Materasso. Both towns are along the Denver-Boulder Turnpike.A body -- which was "not intact," according to police -- was found Wednesday at a park in Arvada, a Denver suburb just five miles from Westminster. The body was identified Friday as that of Jessica. - CNN
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen