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Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk speaks Friday at a news conference in Westminster, Colo., where he announced the body found in Arvada, Colo., on Wednesday was that of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. The youngster went missing after leaving her home Oct. 5 on her way to school.

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Body is missing Colorado girl

A body found in a suburban Denver park was identified Friday as that of a missing 10-year-old girl, as anxious parents kept close watch over their children because of the potential presence of a predator in their midst, authorities said. The body of Jessica Ridgeway was found Wednesday about 7 miles southwest of her home. Authorities said it was not intact, and DNA was used to identify her.

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