Police: Body found in missing girl search is not intact
The body found in Arvada during a search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway is not intact, Westminster police confirmed Thursday. Police still have not confirmed if it is the body of Jessica.
Police in Colorado say the search for the missing girl will continue after the body was found Wednesday in a suburban Denver park seven miles from where the fifth-grader disappeared nearly a week ago.
Westminster police spokesman Trevor Materasso on Thursday provided no other information about the body.
The FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit asked the public for help on Thursday evening in a press conference. Spokesperson Dave Joly said that often someone in the community will unknowingly be associated with the offender of the crime and may observe behavioral changes in that person.
The following are warning signs offered by the FBI:
~ Immediately following the incident, he may miss work. The absence will be sudden and unplanned. He may either be a "no show" or he may offer a plausible excuse such as illness, death in the family, car trouble, etc.
~ He may miss scheduled appointments/commitments and be unaccounted for during this period. These appointments/commitments may include such things as medical appointments, meetings with a probation officer, prior commitment to a friend or family member, drug test, etc.
~ He may suddenly leave town, either with no explanation or with some plausible reason.
~ This individual may express an intense interest in the status of this investigation and pay close attention to the media. However, some offenders may quickly turn off media accounts or try to redirect conversations concerning the victims or their families.
~ There may be changes in the usual consumption of alcohol and/or drugs.
~ He may make a change in his appearance or alter something to prevent identification, such as changing the look of his vehicle, clean or discard his vehicle.
Jessica's mother last saw her walking to school Friday. Police say the girl was abducted and never made it to school, setting off a frantic search by authorities and residents.
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