According to our sister station KMGH-TV in Denver, Westminster Police announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the Jessica Ridgeway murder investigation.
17-year-old Austin Reed Sigg was taken into custody Tuesday night.
The Ridgeway family was informed of the arrest early Wednesday morning.
Sigg's Westminster home is about five miles from the home of Jessica Ridgeway, who disappeared Oct. 5. Her body was found five days later in a field at a park.
The break comes two days after police said Jessica's abduction was linked to the attempted abduction in May of a 22-year-old runner at another park, the Ketner Lake Open Space. Police say their tip led them to a home near that park, which is close to Jessica's school.
Sigg will be charged in both cases.
Sigg's mother told The Associated Press he turned himself in. She declined further comment.
According to Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk, thousands of tips have been reported to them since Jessica went missing, and ultimately may have led to the arrest of Sigg.
The arrest affidavit has been sealed under court order pending the ongoing investigation, according to officials.
Sigg's first court appearance is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. Thursday in Jefferson County Court.
We'll continue to follow the case closely and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.