Jessica Ridgeway Killer Confessed to Crime, Prosecutors Say

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Austin Reed Sigg, who was arrested this week for the kidnapping and murder of 10-year old Jessica Ridgeway, reportedly confessed to the heinous crime, prosecutors said today.

Austin Reed Sigg Mug Shot

During a court hearing this morning, authorities said Sigg - a student at Arapahoe Community College - admitted to taking Ridgeway's life and also to attacking a jogger in the area.

They also told a judge that "overwhelming" DNA evidence exists that links Sigg to the crime.

Sigg, 17, will be formally charged on October 30 and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, felony murder and kidnapping in relation to Ridgeway, who vanished on October 5 and whose body was discovered on October 18.

Police in the Denver suburb of Westminster said they took Sigg into custody on Tuesday night after receiving a call from his mother.

Mindy Sigg, meanwhile, told The Associated Press that her son turned himself in.

"I made the phone call, and he turned himself in. That's all I have to say," said Mindy.

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Sick individual, Glad they caught him. who would do such a horrific thing like this. A Monster, That's what he is. Sad that our children have to live in fear from individuals who have twisted demented minds. Poor little girl. R.I.P. Jessica Our prayers and hearts go out to the family...

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