WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Police announced Wednesday night a body was found in an open space in Arvada.
Police spokesman Trevor Materasso made the announcement at a 7:30 p.m. news briefing. He said investigators could not confirm if the body was Jessica Ridgeway.
“At this time we’re unable to make any connection to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway,” Materasso says.
The FBI and police had been combing Pattridge Park Open Space late Wednesday afternoon when the discovery was made at about 5 p.m. near an abandoned mining shack. There are many of the shacks in the area.
Police from Westminster and Arvada along with additional agencies secured the crime scene and said they would be working through the night into Thursday at that location. The scene was very active late Wednesday night.