Local Business Displays Amber Alert, Wants Others to Follow Suit
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Communities across the country, including the Western Slope, are increasing efforts to find Jessica Ridgeway, the 10-year-old girl who went missing from Westminster on Friday.
The Shell gas stations off First Street and Grand Avenue, as well as the one on Horizon Drive near Interstate 70 and the one in Parachute, are all running Amber Alerts for the missing schoolgirl.
"Maybe we can help. These days with the economy it's tight for everybody. This is something that we were able to do," said Larry Bergmann, the general manager for the Shell off First Street and Grand Avenue.
"You just don't know ... and your heart is ... it's too hard. It's too hard not to know where your children are," explained Tina Turner, the mother of Shane Turner, who went missing 15 years ago.
Shane Turner was 27 years old at the time and was never found.
Both Tina Turner and Bergmann say they encourage other owners of electronic billboards and businesses with display screens to follow suit and display the Amber Alert.
Statistics show children are significantly more likely to be found if their abductions are publicized.