Jessica Ridgeway murder suspect wanted to be mortician, turned in by mom

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — According to FOX31′s Justin Joseph, the 17-year-old suspected of abducting and murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was arrested after he confessed to his mother, who then turned him in to police.

Citing an anonymous law enforcement source, Joseph confirmed those details and was also able to report that the suspect, Austin Reed Sigg, had aspirations to become a mortician.

Records show Sigg is currently attending Arapahoe Community College in Littleton and that he is a graduate of Standley Lake High School in Westminster.

FOX31 investigative reporter Heidi Hemmat has confirmed that Austin Reed Sigg’s mother is Mindy Sigg, and that police arrested her son on Tuesday night at her home, which is located in Westminster approximately 1.5 miles away from where Ridgeway was abducted on Oct. 5.

Ridgeway was found dismembered and murdered in an Arvada open space area on Oct. 10. Police say Austin Sigg will be charged with an attempted abduction on May 28 at Ketner Lake in Westminster, as well.

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