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Park planned to honor slain Colorado girl with ties to Kansas

  • Published Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 6:18 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 6:59 a.m.

— Officials in suburban Westminster hope to raise $150,000 to honor a 10-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school and killed.

The city already has renamed a park the Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park and improvements are planned, including new swings and gardens. The total cost is estimated at $450,000. The city has committed $200,000 in cash and donations, and the Jefferson County Commission is donating $100,000.

Jessica, who has relatives in the Kansas City area, disappeared Oct. 5. Her body was found several days later. Austin Sigg has been charged as an adult in the case.

The Associated Press

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