Police in Colorado are reviewing details of an attempted abduction from last May in hopes of finding clues to the death of Jessica Ridgeway, a 10-year-old girl whose dismembered body was found this month.
Ridgeway was last seen on Oct. 5 while walking to school in Westminster, Colo., a suburb of Denver. Volunteers searched the area for days until her remains were found about 10 miles away in a field at Pattridge Park Open Space in Arvada.
Now authorities are looking back at an attempted abduction of a jogger in May and asking the public if it remembers anything about that event on the Ketner Lake Open Space. There was no evidence known to link the earlier incident to Jessica's disappearance, but Westminster police said in a Facebook posting that they were trying to figure out if there was a tie.
“Due to the time frame and geographic proximity of Jessica's disappearance and the attempted abduction ... police are trying to determine if there is any connection between the two cases,” Westminster police Inspector Trevor Materasso stated.