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Slain Colo. girl's family takes issue with group

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - The family of a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was killed after being abducted on her way to school wants a nonprofit group to stop using her name for fundraising.
Jessica Ridgeway's family has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Colorado's Missing Children Foundation to stop using Jessica's name or likeness for fundraising. The Ridgeways declined to comment Wednesday beyond an announcement of the letter.
Ben Bargas, who says he's on the foundation's board, says he and others have raised money for Jessica's family, but now the Ridgeways want to form their own foundation.
Bargas says the foundation was formed by volunteers who looked for Jessica after she disappeared Oct. 5. He says that after Jessica's body was found, the volunteers formed a foundation to help all missing children in Colorado.

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