More than 2,000 attend slain Colo. girl’s memorial

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A woman and her two children visit the open space park in Arvada, Colo., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, where the body of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was found. Jessica Ridgeway was abducted on her way to school on Oct. 5 and found dead on Oct. 10. Police have not made an arrest in the case. […]

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ARVADA, Colo. — More than 2,000 people are remembering a 10-year-old suburban Denver girl who was killed after disappearing on her way to school Oct. 5.

Neighbors, relatives and others gathered Tuesday night for a public memorial service for Jessica Ridgeway at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada. Many wore Jessica’s favorite color, purple.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, whose son is Jessica’s age, told attendees that everyone in the state is with the Ridgeways.

Pastor Rick Long of Grace Church in Arvada says community support has been lifting Jessica’s family.

The ceremony opened with a slideshow of pictures set to Jessica’s favorite songs, including “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Source: The Associated Press

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