On Friday, October 5th 2012, 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on her way to school. This is the story of what happened to her and how the suburban city of Westminster coped with the aftermath, including the perpetrator's chilling confession. We warn you, some of the details are quite disturbing and not intended for all audiences. We also examine how common child abductions are in the United States and cover some of the week's most eye-catching headlines. If you have any information on child exploitation, please call 1-800-THE-LOST or visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website. To find out more about Jessica Risgeway's story, please visit her website. Also read about The Lassy Project, an innovative mobile app spearheaded by her mother Sarah that uses technologies like GPS, SMS, and crowdsourcing to protect our children.
Sword and Scale covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions. We cover true-crime stories, high-profile trials, unsolved murders and missing persons cases.