Missing Colorado Girl Jessica Ridgeway's Parents Speak

Now missing for five days, the girl's parents make their first public plea for her safe return.
3:00 | 10/10/12

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Turning to the brand-new details in the hunt for the missing colorado girl who vanished on her way to school next week. Police are doing another search of her mother's home. And this morning, her parents are speaking out for the first time. Clayton sandell is in denver with the very latest. Clayton? Reporter: Good morning, amy. Right now, police are chasing down hundreds of tips and leads about jessica ridgeway, now missing for a sixth day. We're also now hearing from her parents, making their first public plea for their daughter's safe return. Fbi agents descended on jessica ridgeway's home on tuesday, with her family's permission. Bringing in search dogs and scouring the backyard, as her emotional parents spoke out for the first time. You get the pit in your stomach that you don't want any parent, any parent to, to ever experience in their whole entire life. Just, it's the worst thing I've ever been through. Reporter: Sara ridgeway, says her daughter, jessica, left home on friday morning to meet up with friends for the walk to school. That was the last time she was seen. And I need her to walk back through that door. Mthe camera. Reporter: Authorities are hoping this video of jessica, first broadcast on "gma," will generate new leads. We ask you to be here. Reporter: Overnight, residents held candlelight vigils for the safe return of the 10-year-old who loves stuffed animals and playing with her dog. We know how precious our children are. And we know this could happen to any of us. I just can't imagine going through this. Reporter: Jessica's parents, who are not married and have had custody issues over their daughter, say they remain hopeful but feel helpless. I don't know what to do. You know? I just want to find my daughter. Reporter: And there have been no major breaks in this case since sunday, when jessica's backpack was found about six miles from where she vanished. But the fbi is now looking into the abduction of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming on monday. She was later released. But police want to know if there's any connections to this case.

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