Robert Sigg, dad of accused killer Austin Reed Sigg: Words of remorse, more on criminal past

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Update: Robert Sigg, father of Austin Reed Sigg, the teenager accused of kidnapping and killing Jessica Ridgeway, a ten-year-old Westminster girl, has found himself in the spotlight since his son's arrest, with attention turning to the contrast between his media mogul credentials and a hefty criminal record; see our original coverage below. Now, he's issued a statement in the case as even more details about his background emerge.

Here's the statement Robert Sigg provided to the Denver media:

First, I would ask for your prayers and support for the Ridgeway family. There are no words to express the sorrow that I and my family feel for their pain they are suffering. We are devastated by the knowledge that my son, Austin Sigg, has been arrested and will be charged with the murder of their beautiful daughter Jessica. This horrible event is a tragedy for both the families, as well as the community. I ask also for your prayers and support for Austin's mother, whose courageous act...unimaginably painful for any parent...has put this tragedy on the path to resolution. I am hopeful that as the legal process unfolds, the Ridgeway family may come to know peace.
Even as these comments surfaced, reporters continued to dig into Robert Sigg's considerable criminal file. Here's one mug shot that's surfaced, courtesy of CBS4....

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Robert Sigg.
...and here's another one.

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Another Robert Sigg booking photo.
A number of Sigg's arrests date back to the 1980s, but several others have occurred within the past ten years, including one that led to a mortgage fraud conviction in 2006, several years after his divorce from Mindy Sigg, Austin's mom. The original Denver Business Journal report on the latter focuses on Gerald Small, a Broomfield man who was sentenced to 101 months behind bars and ordered to pay $37 million in restitution in relation to what's described as "a scheme to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in bogus mortgages and multi-million-dollar lines of credit." Sigg's involvement earned him a sentence of time served and a restitution fee of just over $141,000 -- although the DBJ notes that the amount was subsequently reduced to $12,000 and was paid in full.

Not that this constitutes the sole example of Sigg's cash-related court matters. CBS4 reveals that he's been involved in what's characterized as dozens of civil cases over the years, with money consistently the issue.

In addition, the outlet reveals, Mindy Sigg filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year.

Below, see two reports -- one from CBS4, the other from 9News -- followed by our previous coverage, with details about Robert Sigg's media past and a clip showing what appears to be Austin wearing a wooden cross of the sort that became important evidence in the criminal investigation leading to his arrest.

Continue to read our original post, including photos and videos.



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mlswogan
mlswogan

I am now covering the bombshell that the Grand Jury DID indict the John & Patsy Ramsey for the murder of Jonbenet. I explain why there was a coverup of THE TRUTH. There is no statute of limitations on MURDER. The case should be re-opened & John Ramsey should be tried for killing his helpless 6 year old child. 

mlswogan
mlswogan

Hope that readers here wil continue to read my blog, now covering Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus as well as the causes of misogyny: a fancy word for hatred of women. http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/

You can follow me on Twitter, too

 

Clubman
Clubman

Not that his father had anything to do with his sons crime. Ive known this guy for over 20 years and he is a serious delta bravo. Cuising Denver in a Ferrari that he financed through ripping other people off. I say F#^& him and his son.

ryanjohnsmith1013
ryanjohnsmith1013

This sadly reminds me of the blaming of Marilyn Manson for Columbine. Every family has problems.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Does criminal history translate to murderous progeny?

 

If so, the U$A -- with the most citizens in prison worldwide -- is in for a Homicidal Apocalypse!

 

 

Bree Miller
Bree Miller

the media is just grasping at straws as usual

Christopher Hall
Christopher Hall

yeah, sorry, unless this turns out to be relevant to the case itself -- and i can't see how it will -- this is taking a turn for sensationalist muckraking, guys

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Beware of those who wear Crosses.

Mythoughtsinreply
Mythoughtsinreply

Thinkaboutit, it's a natural reaction to seek a cause for a young person's antisocial behavior.  As a parent myself when my children misbehaved or acted in a manner contrary to their upbringing we always questioned ourselves, thinking where we went wrong.  It's not always rational, for as you said, the choice is theirs to act appropriately or not.  At Austin's age the mind is still developing, his decisions based upon a set of values which we as parents have instilled through example, expressed opinion, and reinforcement.  Some parents succeed, some fail, but when things go wrong we first look at ourselves.  The problem is that as children grow they are influenced by so many things, become interested in people and subjects which we can't shield them from unless they're totally isolated, and that has its drawbacks too.  But oftentimes the most influential part of a person's life is their upbringing.  It's not always the case but it's the first question in people's minds when a child goes astray--and Austin Reed Sigg went very, very far off the deep end of normal behavior.

Julie Miller
Julie Miller

I'm sorry, what does his fathers background have to do with him?

David Maestas
David Maestas

delta-bravo right there, regardless that his son committed such a horrific crime

Thinkaboutit
Thinkaboutit

I think it is sick for people and Media to run these parents for in the mud bring up misdimeanors parents recieved nearly 30 years ago...long before even Austing was conceived.  Holy cow! If they were to start digging on me they would find all those stop sign violations...what a horrible parent!  Also, that time I got in screaming match with an ex-boyfriend and got in trouble for a domestic distrubance....that was later dismissed.  Really!! Really!  This adolescent made his decisions and choice independently and will suffer the consequences independently. We as parents can do the best we can raising our children..but we cannot be with them 24 hours day and therefore we should not be dragged through the mud when your child committs such a heinous crime.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @mlswogan 

I'm a criminal profiler's , profiler & I predicted your profile before you predicted Austin Siggs profile .......

WhoCares
WhoCares

 @mlswogan Westword deleted almost all my posts on this case. Suspicions confirmed. I am going to give you a gift. I will transfer your entire site to Wordpress and then give you the log-in info. I will do the categories. Once you log-in you can  change the password and you won't hear from me again on this matter. Deal?

mustangsally115
mustangsally115

 mlswogan .  He was also studying mortician forensics, science forensics at best.  He did have girlfriends, he did attend a youth group church, he did live in the same neighborhood as Jessica. I felt that Jessica knew her killer and trusted him.  She had less than a 2-min walk to the park to meet w/schoolmates and walk to school.

 

When I first learned about Jessica's abduction and the horrific find of her mutilated body, my thoughts went back to a few months earlier when I profiled killer(s) that had beheaded dogs and strategically placed the carcasses so they would be found.  I predicted it had to be someone who was young white male, attended church, was pleasant and quiet, he had above average intelligence, but he couldn't keep a girlfriend or he didn't get a long well with women; plus, he worked at a vet clinic or hospital. 

 

I posted my killer(s) profile, in early summer 2012.  It was in response to postings that a person(s) had beheaded and mutilated dog carcasses.  One beheaded dog was strategically placed in an open space field (about 20mi) north of where Austin lives in a town called Louisville, CO.  The other beheaded dog, was strategically tied to a board and found floating down the Poudre River (west of Ft. Collins, CO)

 

According to the report, the beheadings and mutilated killings were intentional and done with great precision.   It was apparent, the killer(s) intended for the dog carcasses to be found. 

 

I also mentioned that the killer(s) was probably watching the news reports to see how the public would respond. And, that the killer(s) were practicing their skills for a kidnapping of a young woman to kill and mutilate in the very near future.

 

Here's what has been reported about Austin now, he was obsessed with forensic sciences, and he liked to study the decaying of dead carcasses, noted in his forensic studying courses. 

 

In May 2012, Austin is identified as the person who tried to abduct a young female jogger, but she was strong enough to thwart his attempts.  Another young woman reported that she saw Austin, in previous months, in the same park, with two male friends.  This woman had her Pitbull (looks like a mix with Boxer/Pitbull) with her.  She did not pick up good energy from the trio. Having her dog with her, probably saved an unfavorable encounter.  This is the same park they found Jessica’s body.

 

As a woman, and I myself being victim of a kidnapping/rape when I was younger, I swore I would not let this ever happen again.  I’ll speak for only myself, but I believe women have the senses to predict danger, especially after living through one.  Because I was lucky to live through it, I have learned to listen to my gut instincts.  I have camped, mtn biked, jogged and hiked alone many times in the mountains, on open-space trails, and only had one encounter back in '98 from a man that came out of know where to do what?  I don't know.  He startled the F* out of me and I was riding my mtn bike up a steep hill.  When he wouldn't take his hand off my back, I stopped my bike to confront him; basically I was going to chew him up and spit him out.  But, he took off running down the mountain trail.  While I could have blasted down the mtn after him, I chose not to.  The whole thing just threw me for a loop, and I did report the incident to JEFFCO Open Space.

 

My whole jest of this post is to say, Jessica was abducted by a man, yes a Man, who he "the killer" knew she could not thwart off.  She probably didn't even have a chance to fight for her life, and this bastard knew it.  The fact that he mutilated and beheaded her, makes me think he is the same guy who was practicing in earlier months with the dog mutilations.

 

All of his friends have nothing but nice things to say about Austin; never would suspect it. But, I think most murderers do not fit societal profiling by what murderers are supposed to look like, as in first impressions.  A monster that kills and does such horrific crimes does not look like a monster and the boogey man of distorted physical features, if you will.

 

I too like learning about science forensics, and if I were not so much older now, I would probably study the field to work in the profession.  However, I am a bit squeamish when it comes to such studies that include dismembering, operating, etc.  I could barely handle the dissection of the frog in 9th grade science class. So, luckily, I stick with my current field working with computers.  But, I would love to learn more about computer forensics. 

 

I think what is most discomforting, is a person never knows what is going on behind your neighbor’s closed door.  As the media reports more and more programs about killers’ that kidnap and kill their victim in their (killers) home; it just seems more and more of a twisted and sick society.  With that being said, I hold on to the purity of human kindness and believe that most people are not killers’ in normal disguise, but instead, most people are protectors and care takers and strive to make this a better world.

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @mlswogan  

 

I flipped a coin and it predicted the same thing!

 

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trentdozier
trentdozier

 @mmjfreedomusa I think you are quite crazy...highly unlikely there are two people willing to do something so sick. And who the hell would buy body parts???? You should join the FBI. 

trentdozier
trentdozier

 @mmjfreedomusa OMG I can't believe the cops are ignoring you! It's not because you have been awake for 3 weeks on a meth binge is it? I doubt it has anything to do with the paranoid delusional meth induced psychosis.  

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

 @Mythoughtsinreply Our laws maintain the fiction that parents have responsibility and control over their children until they reach eighteen.

rain
rain

 @Thinkaboutit 

 

The Fox31 article linked above mentions, among many other things, that "Robert Sigg’s trouble with the law includes a federal conviction for bank fraud in 2004."

 

That's *eight* years ago, not 30. He also had restraining orders filed against him by his common-law wife (after divorcing Austin Sigg's mother) in 2001 and 2003 for domestic violence.

 

These are just two examples from the linked article. You can argue whether or not these things are relevant to Austin Sigg's alleged crimes, but these are not simple "stop sign violations".

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @alpha1 < --- Your jealousy of Donkey is TOO apparent !!!

mlswogan
mlswogan

 @WhoCares

 Yes, thank you very much. You can communicate with me directly thru my blog. As always ; M

mlswogan
mlswogan

 @mustangsally115

 It is impossible to protect your child from every danger. The case of little Maddie, an 8 year old who lived a few houses away from the "nice" 14 year old boy who brutally murders her is an example of this reality: http://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/phillips-joshua.htm

 

Josh wasn't considered to be "creepy", "odd", "strange", just the nice neighborhood kid. His mother thought his room smelled a bit, as the search for Maddie went on to the 7th day: she finally looked into her nice son's bedroom & saw little Maddie's foot sticking out under his bed.

 

I strive to make the world a better place, too. That is why I tried so hard to profile the perp before he killed again. Fortunately, his mother turned him in, as did the mother of the "nice" Josh. I explain how I put my profil together, placing the age range as only between 16-18, please read it.

http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/profiling-101-jessica-ridgeway-dc.html

 

RIP, Jessica: You Are Loved & Mourned

As Always ; M

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @rain  @Thinkaboutit 

 

So bank fraud leads to murderous children?

 

OMG! -- think of the carnage that will occur from all those Children of Wall Street running amok!

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