Recordings of Austin Sigg confessing to murder of Jessica Ridgeway released

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Austin Sigg interrogation

Austin Sigg interrogation

DENVER — Recordings of the confession of the teen who killed 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway have been released.

In the interviews with police detectives, Austin Sigg talks about when, how and why he murdered the little girl.

**WARNING: Some of the statements in the text below are disturbing.**

DETECTIVE: “So you were, you were out, for lack for a better word you were out hunting?”
SIGG: “Yah.  That’s the only word I can think of.”

DETECTIVE: “Had you ever seen her before?
SIGG: “No. She was wrong place, wrong time.”

The teen confessed his crimes to detectives about how on October 5, 2012 he waited in his car before grabbing her.

DETECTIVE: “So when you initially took Jessica you were actually in the back seat of your car?”
SIGG: “Yes, and then I zip-tied her hands and feet.”

He told police about how she begged for her mom.

SIGG: “I lied to her and told her everything was going to be ok.”

Through his lies, he knew she would never see her mother again.

SIGG: “The second I pulled her into my car I knew she was dead.”

He freely talks about the murder bust shows frustration and lies about whether he sexually assaulted the girl.

Most chilling was when he talked about why he left parts of the girl’s body in a field. He was certain the evidence would not lead to him.

SIGG: “The dismemberment was from forensic scientist class. Serial killers and the successful ones were the ones who could always make the body disappear.”

Watching Sigg in the video you see the signs of a deeply troubled person, haunted by his own thoughts and offering this hollow remorse:

SIGG: “When she was lying there, all I could think of was, ‘Oh God what have I done?'”

Sigg, now 18, has received a sentence that will essentially keep him in prison for the rest of his life.


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