By Ashley Mazerolle, Marketing —
Just a little over 14 years ago Jessica Ridgeway, a 10-year old girl, was walking to school early one morning and was never seen or heard from again. She usually met some neighbors and walked the three blocks to her school. Her mother reported her missing that same day and less than a week later, her lifeless body was discovered.
The Westminster, Colorado police had very little to go on as the search continued for answers in her disappearance and murder. Once her body was discovered, police found a strand of hair that connected another incident where a female jogger was attacked. Sigg provided his DNA when police canvassed the neighborhood, but the police department lost that sample.
The Confession of a Killer
Once the news reported a connection between the murder and the attempted abduction 4 months earlier, Sigg became ill. The next day Mindy Sigg called the police to request a squad car come to her house and arrest her son. Austin Sigg had confessed to his mother that he had kidnapped and murdered the little girl. In the dispatch phone call, his mother relays chilling details of how body parts were stashed in her home.
How Do We Stop Murder?
2 days before his trial, Austin Sigg confessed to authorities on all charges in the murder of Jessica. He was tried as an adult. With all of the known serial killers, sociopaths, and horrible criminals in the world, you would think that the FBI or the police would have a method of how to catch these awful criminals. Unfortunately, there is still so much we don’t know about how their sick minds work.
Austin told police he was obsessed with crime, forensics, dismemberment, and he was even studying how to be a mortician. He told the investigators that he believed he could outsmart them and he was never going to get caught. To this day, no one understands or knows why he confessed to this gruesome crime.
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