Authorities searched fields and along highways in suburban Denver on Monday for signs of a 10-year-old girl who has been missing since leaving for school on Friday.
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - The effort to find fifth-grader Jessica Ridgeway also focused on the area around the home in Westminster where she lives with her mother, and a neighborhood 6 miles to the north where the backpack believed to belong to her was found Sunday.
Ridgeway was last seen Friday walking to a park where she meets classmates before school.
The FBI was assisting the investigation, and investigators have been in contact with relatives in Independence, Mo.
Jessica's great-grandmother Dana Moss told KSHB-TV that she consented to a search of her house because "we'd do anything in the world to get her back."
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