Transcript for Jessica Ridgeway Case: Suspect Arrested
Well I'm pleased to announce that today. I believe that we have taken a significant significant step towards justice for Jessica. We have made an arrest in the Jessica Ridgeway case. Seventeen year old. Austin -- -- is in our custody. And I would like to thank the community. For the thousands of tips they have provided us in this case. Those tips have been. Instrumental and very helpful in this case and I would also like to thank our community. For -- tremendous public. Outpouring of support. I know they have given law enforcement strength and encouragement in this case. As we worked on this case nonstop round the clock since October 5 the data for abduction. I knew it's also given the -- -- a great deal of strength and encouragement to see that outpouring of public support. I would like to make all the law enforcement agencies that both. Local state and federal level who have assisted us. In many ways and whenever we asked in this investigations and I and I particularly want to thank the CBI in the FBI. Who have been tremendous assistance to us in this investigation. And have been with us and supporting us from the get go. We notified the -- family this morning of this arrest. And we hope and pray that this arrest. Gives them some measure of closure. In dealing with this horrible tragedy and loss that they have suffered. We hope also that no -- That are arrest has been made in this case. Can cause our community to rest a little easier. And maybe feel a little so little safer.
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