Police to release more information on missing CO girl after finding a body

Denver, Colorado (AP) - - Police searching for a 10-year-old suburban Denver girl say a body has been found near an open space area. But police in Westminster say they have yet to make any connection to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway, whose mother last saw her leaving for school Friday.

Authorities searching for Ridgeway say they believe she was abducted by an unknown suspect, and they're confident her parents weren't involved.

Westminster police spokesman Trevor Materasso said Wednesday investigators believe the girl was abducted.

Police say they are pursuing tips from Nevada, Texas, Maryland and Maine, where a possible sighting of Jessica was reported.

Police plan to update the media on their investigation at 8:30 this morning, eastern time.

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