ABC affiliate KMGH reports that eight members of Ridgeway's family were in the courtroom for the arraignment, all dressed in the 10-year-old's favorite color, purple. Sarah Ridgeway, Jessica's mother, wore a white T shirt decorated with eagle wings carrying a purple ribbon. The shirt bore the phrase
Date: Oct 30, 2012
Prosecutors: Teen confesses in death of Colo. girl
In the audience, Jessica's mother, Sarah Ridgeway, wore a purple ribbon in her hair. Purple was Jessica's favorite color, and purple ribbons and balloons have become a symbol of remembrance for her family and the public.
Police said they notified the Ridgeway family of the arrest Wednesday morning. Jessica lived in Westminster with her mother, Sarah Ridgeway. Jessica's father, Jeremiah Bryant, lives in Missouri. The family, through police, declined to comment.
Date: Oct 24, 2012
Jessica Ridgeway: What happened to the Colorado girl?
By that time, though, Sarah Ridgeway was already asleep in her upstairs bedroom. Her cellphone was in another room, she explained later, because a college she had applied to would not stop calling, and she needed her sleep.Speaking to reporters, Jessica's relatives described the girl they hoped would come walking through the door at any moment. Sarah Ridgeway was watching her only child growing into that awkward preteen stage, with one foot in childhood and one in adolescence.After the abduction, friends and strangers rushed to the family's side. Teske, Sarah Ridgeway's co-worker, created a website to provide an outlet for people to share their thoughts about Jessica on an "encouragement board" and donate to offset the family's funeral costs.
Date: Oct 23, 2012
'Everyone's little girl': Thousands gather to mourn slain Jessica Ridgeway
her home to Witt Elementary School on the morning of Oct. 5 but never arrived. A massive search by hundreds of law enforcement officers was launched hours later because Jessica's mother, Sarah Ridgeway,works nights and slept through a call from school officials saying the fifth-grader wasn't there.
Date: Oct 17, 2012
Body Found In Colorado Confirmed To Be Jessica Ridgeway
My heart goes out to Jessicas parents, Sarah Ridgeway and Jeremiah Bryant. I can only imagine how they feel and I can only imagine the hurt in their hearts as they grieve for their daughter. I pray that God will be next to them while they grieve and give them the strength that they need to get thro
Officials said they have ruled out Jessica's parents, Sarah Ridgeway, who lives in Colorado, and Jeremiah Bryant, who lives in Missouri, as suspects. They also said they have little clues to go on -- only the discovery of a backpack and water bottle that Jessica had with her when she disappeared.
Date: Oct 12, 2012
Colorado Body Likely That of Missing Girl Jessica Ridgeway, Sources Say
Surrounded by 10 family members, including Jessica's father, Jeremiah Bryant, Jessica's mom, Sarah Ridgeway, said early Wednesday, "I know I didn't do anything. Everybody that's here knows I didn't do anything. Nobody in this room did anything to harm her or a tiny hair on her little head."