The news is not good regarding the little girl that was missing that I wrote about on Saturday. It was confirmed this afternoon that a body found on Wednesday in an open space area is the body of that 10 year old little girl, Jessica Ridgeway. The search for Jessica has now tragically become a search for a child killer.
I didn't know Jessica or her family, but this tragedy is close enough to me and everyone in the communities in this area to feel very personal. I have a 10 year old granddaughter. She and my oldest grandsons, who are 9 and almost 12, go to school, play soccer, play football and baseball, and play with friends in the community from which Jessica was taken. One of Jessica's neighbors and classmates is on my granddaughter's soccer team. My grandchildren and all the children in this community are being faced with realities that children should not have to learn. Their parents are being faced with the fear and horror that there is someone in the community who did this.
I can only pray for peace for Jessica and comfort for her family and that her killer is found soon.