Correction: Missing School Girl story

Associated Press Modified: October 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about a missing schoolgirl, The Associated Press misidentified the girl's great-grandmother. She is Donna Moss, not Dana Moss.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Police, community search for missing Colorado girl

Police search for 10-year-old Colorado girl missing since she left for school Friday

By STEVEN K. PAULSON and P. SOLOMON BANDA

Associated Press

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — 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 and whose backpack may have been found miles away.

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. A police flier with her photo was posted on the front door of her two-story home that was decorated for Halloween.

The FBI was assisting the investigation, and investigators have been in contact with relatives in Independence, Mo.

Jessica's great-grandmother Donna 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."

"Safely, alive, however we can have her back," she said.

The Associated Press couldn't immediately reach Moss.

In Westminster, police stationed officers at elementary schools to assist children, though they said there was no indication that other children were in danger.

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