Venue Change Denied In Trial Of Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect

The suspect in the grisly murder of an elementary school student will be tried in the county where the crime took place.

A judge has denied a request for a change of venue in the upcoming trial of 18-year-old Austin Sigg.

Sigg is accused of abducting 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway while she was on her way to school last October, murdering her and then leaving her dismembered body on the side of the road near a Jefferson County open space. His attorneys argue that the high-profile nature of the case will prevent him from getting a fair trial in Jefferson County.

Jury selection is already underway for the trial. Jurors return to court Tuesday to be questioned by attorneys.