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Westminster girl remains missing

By Eliana Goldstein in Student News

An elementary school-aged girl who went missing Friday morning on her way to school is still missing after a weekend of searching by police, FBI, and local volunteers.

Jessica Ridgeway, age 10, never showed up to school Friday. Her mother reported her missing that afternoon, setting off a massive hunt. Ridgeway's backpack turned up in Superior yesterday, but despite the effort of over 800 volunteers, no further evidence has emerged.

Ridgeway's father lives in Missouri and was at a custody hearing regarding Jessica at the time she went missing. CBS News reports that at this time, the police have expanded their search to Missouri.

To report a tip, call 303-658-4336 or email PDamberalert@cityofwestminster.us.

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