WESTMINSTER, Colo. —
Police have said they don’t suspect Jessica’s parents, Sarah Ridgeway, who lives with Jessica in Westminster, and Jeremiah Bryant, of Missouri.
The only substantive clue police have disclosed was the discovery two days after she disappeared of her backpack and water bottle in Superior, about six miles northwest of her home and several miles south of where her body was found. Police won’t discuss what was found in the bag or test results involving it.
Law-enforcement leaders said they would not disclose further information publicly so as not to jeopardize the investigation.
They have not ruled out that the search for the suspect could be national, an FBI spokesman said.
“The commitment of the task force of investigators in this case will not waver, and our commitment and resolve to seek justice on behalf of Jessica will only grow stronger,” Yacone said.