Purple ribbons support Ridgeway family

Bray and Company Property Management tied a purple ribbon on their North Avenue sign honoring Jessica Ridgeway whose memorial service took place Tuesday.

Grand Junction residents showed their support for Jessica Ridgeway’s family Tuesday by tying purple ribbons to their cars, in trees, or around business signs.

The staff at Bray and Company Property Management tied a glittery purple and tulle ribbon to their sign on North Avenue, and wore purple ribbons on their lapels to show support for the family and Denver-area community who will mourn the loss of 10-year-old Ridgeway at a public memorial service in Arvada Tuesday night.

“We all have kids here and it has made a huge impact on all of us,” said Michelle Adderley, a Bray employee whose son lives across the street from the Ridgeway family in Westminster.

Cindy Hoppe, also a Bray employee, said the barbarity of this murder makes everyone hug their children tighter.

“It’s just a visual reminder of remembrance and our way of showing support to for all of our children,” Hoppe said.

Ridgeway was reported missing Friday, Oct. 5, after she did not arrive at school. Her partial remains were found seven miles from her home in a metro-area park.

Her killer is at-large and FBI officials are warning the public that he may strike again.


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