Austin Reed Sigg, the 17 year old boy arrested for murdering Jessica Ridgeway was known to some of the neighborhood girls as someone who gave them the creeps.
He only lived about a mile way from the home that Jessica Ridgeway shared with her mother.
The adorable 10 year old disappeared on October 5th, while walking to a meeting point to join other children for the walk to her school. She never made in to the meeting point which was located only blocks from her home.
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Her mother, Sarah Ridgeway, didn’t hear the phone ringing when school officials called to inform her that her daughter did not arrive at school because she works the night shift and was sleeping, so it was quite a few hours before anyone realized that the 10 year old was missing.
Sigg, in addition to being charged in Jessica Ridgeway’s murder, will also be charged in the attempted abduction of a 22 year old jogger.
Police had said that they received a tip which led them to zero on on Sigg and the 17 year old arrested for murdering Jessica Ridgeway was finally in police custody.
The Associated press reported that Siggs mother, Mindy Sigg said, “I made the phone call, and he turned himself in. That’s all I have to say”
Austin Sigg seems to be a demented, troubled youth who enjoyed toying with Police. He is believed to have filmed video of the crime scene from his jeep and uploaded the video to YouTube. His jeep has since been taken into evidence by Police working on the case.
Although Sigg seemed to be intelligent and enjoyed forensics, a number of girls have come come forward saying that Sigg gave them the creeps and was preoccupied with death. One even suspected his involvement in her death.
Perhaps, he just was a bad seed or perhaps he inherited some of his criminal ways from his father, who has a long criminal record with many arrests for domestic violence, assault and bank fraud.
Sigg was arrested on Tuesday night and appeared in court on Thursday where he was described as being “calm” when he heard that he will be tried as an adult for his crimes.
He was charged with suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree kidnapping and two counts of criminal attempts.
If convicted under Colorado Law, he is not eligible for the death penalty or for a mandatory life sentence without parole.
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At least for now, Sigg is off the street and in jail where he belongs.
Sigg is expected in court again on October 30 and formal charges are expected to be read.