WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An Amber Alert was issued late Friday for 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway who was missing in Westminster.
Police asked for help as they launched a search for the missing girl.
Jessica Ridgeway was last seen in the area of 107th Ave. and Moore St. in Westminster.
She’s 4’10″, 80 lbs with blue eyes and blonde, shoulder length hair. She was wearing Blue jeans, a black puffy jacket with pink lining, purple eyeglasses and black boots with pom-poms.
Westminster police say Jessica was last seen leaving her home to walk to school at 8:30 a.m. Friday. She never made it to school.
There was a delay of several hours in reporting the girl missing. She lives with her mother, who works at night.
“Mom gets home about 7:30 a.m., gets her daughter ready for school, 8:30… sends her off,” says Westminster police spokesman investigator Trevor Materasso. “The normal procedure is Jessica walks to a park, meets classmates and they, as a group, walk to school.”
Jessica never made it to Chelsea Park, and the group walked to school without her. The School called her home to report her absent, but her mother sleeps during the day, and didn’t get the message until 4 p.m. That’s when she called police.
Materasso says Jessica’s father lives out of state. Police have made contact with him. Materasso also says investigators have no reason to believe the father or anyone in the family was involved in Jessica’s disappearance.
Anyone with information can call Westminster police at 303-658-4360

source: CW-2