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Westminster, Colorado (KUSA) A little girl in Colorado has gone missing, and police are scouring the area.
They say 10–year–old Jessica Ridgeway never made it to school, Friday morning.
She left her home in Westminster, Colorado, for Witt Elementary at about 8:30.
The girl wasn't reported missing until much later.
Jessica's mother works the graveyard shift and often sleeps until the afternoon.
"There's a big delay between when she was last seen and when we were notified and started activating a lot of personnel to start searching for her," Det. Trevor Materasso, Westminster Police Dept.
Police have asked people conducting their own random searches to stop. They say that can mess with the coordinated search and the police dogs.