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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -
White-suited crime-scene investigators are collecting evidence Thursday morning from the Westminster home of the 17-year-old suspect in the kidnapping and killing of Jessica Ridgeway.
Detectives had been in the 102nd Avenue home of Austin Reed Sigg early in the morning, but they were joined by a team of CSI investigators clad in white suits and blue shoe covers just before 9 a.m., 7NEWS photojournalist Kenny Holmes reported from the scene.
CSI investigators first entered the home with cameras and then started carrying boxes and bins inside, likely for gathering evidence.
CALL7 Investigators reported that sources said body parts were found in the home.
Sigg's Mom Called Police
Westminster police said they received a call Tuesday evening that led them to Sigg's home near the Ketner Lake Open Space, which is about 1 mile from Jessica's home on the other side of Ketner Lake.
He was arrested at his home around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and cooperated with police and waived his rights, according to the custody report.
7NEWS has learned that a woman identifying herself as Sigg's aunt said the teen went to his mother on Tuesday with "disturbing information" and his mom urged him to call police and turn himself in.
Sigg's mother, Mindy Sigg, told reporters that she made the phone call to police and then her son turned himself in.
His mother was at the home when he was taken into custody.
Rob Sigg, Austin Sigg's father. issued a statement Thursday afternoon:
"First, I would ask for your prayers and support for the Ridgeway family. There are no words to express the sorrow that I and my family feel for their pain they are suffering. We are devastated by the knowledge that my son, Austin Sigg, has been arrested and will be charged with the murder of their beautiful daughter Jessica. This horrible event is a tragedy for both the families, as well as the community. I ask also for your prayers and support for Austin’s mother, whose courageous act … unimaginably painful for any parent … has put this tragedy on the path to resolution. I am hopeful that as the legal process unfolds, the Ridgeway family may come to know peace."
Austin Sigg does not appear on any Colorado sex offender lists and since he is a juvenile, his previous record has been sealed.
He is being held at the Mount View Youth Services Detention Center.