Father of Jessica Ridgeway’s suspected killer issues statement
Rob Sigg, Austin Sigg's father
Austin Sigg’s father, Rob Sigg, issued a statement Thursday expressing sorrow for the loss Jessica Ridgeway’s family has suffered, and the devastation his family feels.
His 17-year-old son is accused of kidnapping and killing the 10-year-girl from Westminster.
The statement appears below:
“First, I would ask for your prayers and support for the Ridgeway family. There are no words to express the sorrow that I and my family feel for their pain they are suffering. We are devastated by the knowledge that my son, Austin Sigg, has been arrested and will be charged with the murder of their beautiful daughter Jessica. This horrible event is a tragedy for both the families, as well as the community. I ask also for your prayers and support for Austin’s mother, whose courageous act … unimaginably painful for any parent … has put this tragedy on the path to resolution. I am hopeful that as the legal process unfolds, the Ridgeway family may come to know peace.”
The Jefferson County District Attorney will charge Austin Sigg as an adult. He’s expected to be moved from a youth detention facility to the Jefferson County Jail.