Louisville woman puts posters up in hopes of finding Jessica Ridgeway
LOUISVILLE, Colo. — It’s not a lot, but it is something. She’s not law enforcement. She’s not a relative. She’s a mother.
“Every mother has the instinct to protect their own, to hold their kids closer to themselves, and to do whatever we can do to help those who are struggling,” says Kim McKeen of Louisville.
And that’s exactly what the 42-year-old woman is doing, trying to help another mother find her child. “I hope that somebody is going to have seen that backpack being dropped off, is going to know what direction the car went, what the car looked like.”
McKeen is taking time off from work, and being a full time mother herself, to tape up pictures of Jessica Ridgeway at restaurants and businesses in Louisville.
Any information, she hopes, will help find the little girl.
McKeen herself has two children, and can only imagine what it would be like to lose a child. “I think she, (Jessica’s mother), is devastated and distraught and angry and fearful and doesn’t know what to do.”
For one mother feeling the pain and hopelessness of another mother, McKeen hopes her small part helps.