We're going to get to the breaking news out of colorado. A body found in the desperate search for missing 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. Abc's clayton sandell has been on this case from the start.... See More
We're going to get to the breaking news out of colorado. A body found in the desperate search for missing 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. Abc's clayton sandell has been on this case from the start. Joins us, now, from westminster, colorado. Good morning to you, clayton. Reporter: Good morning to you, josh. Right now, police are on the scene where that body was discovered. And overnight, several law enforcement sources tell me they do believe it is jessica ridgeway, who has been missing nearly a week. The gruesome scene found overnight, just off this roadside, in a remote arvada, colorado, park. This afternoon, a body was discovered. Reporter: Investigators worked under the floodlights of a fire truck. The arvada police department and the westminster police department are working jointly with additional resources to process that crime scene. Reporter: Police haven't officially identified the body. But sources tell abc news, it is the missing 10-year-old. Earlier wednesday, police announced jessica's parents are not suspects in her disappearance. The focus shifts to an unknown suspect, as we think that she was abducted. Reporter: We don't want any parent, any parent, to ever experience this in their whole entire life. Reporter: The body waund about seven miles from jessica's home in westminster, colorado, and about seven miles from the town of superior, where her backpack and water bottle were found sunday, left on a sidewalk. The fifth grader vanished friday morning as she walked to school. Dozens of offers saturated jessica's neighborhood again wednesday. Overnight, they learned they were too late. We'll hear more from police later this morning. They tell me their top priority now, identifying a suspect. Josh? Clayton sandell, in westminster, colorado. Thank you for that.
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