Police Check Possible Wyoming Link to Missing Colorado Girl
Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl are looking into whether it could be linked to the abduction of a girl in Wyoming.
Police in the Denver suburb of Westminster say they’re aware of the case in Cody, Wyoming and were working with investigators there on Wednesday.
A man lured an 11-year-old Cody girl into a sport utility vehicle on Monday saying he needed help finding his puppy. The Cody Police Department reports that the man then threatened the girl with a pistol and sexually assaulted her. She was released about four hours later and was found by hunters.
Authorities say that the suspect in the Cody, Wyoming case is a white male between 55 and 60 and is thought to weigh between 185 to 200 pounds. He is described as having short blond or white hair and a trimmed moustache or beard.
Jessica Ridgeway, the girl missing from Westminster, has been missing since Friday, when she left home to meet friends at a park for the walk to school. The fifth-grader never turned up at school.
Two days later, her backpack was found on a sidewalk in a neighborhood about six miles away.