Wisconsin AMBER Alert Canceled : Child Located, Suspect in Custody

FOUND : Jayme Closs

13-year-old Jayme Closs was discovered missing from Barron, WI, after her parents were found killed, on October 15, 2018.
On January 10, 2019, Jayme escaped and found Jeanne Nutter walking her dog. Jeanne Nutter took Jayme to a near-bye neighbor who contacted 911 to report Jayme’s appearance.
Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is incarcerated in Barron County Jail. Charges thus far: 2 counts 1st degree intentional homicide and kidnapping.

https://www.sheriffofdouglascountywi.org/

https://www.weau.com/content/news/Jayme-Closs–504191001.html

 

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A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family home. Investigators say she was found alive on Thursday and that a suspect is in custody.
Oct. 15, 2018 — James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, are found shot to death in their home in Barron, a town in western Wisconsin. Authorities issue an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, and the search for her begins.

 

Oct. 16, 2018 — Investigators say they don’t consider Jayme a suspect in her parents’ deaths. Authorities also dismiss a tip placing Jayme’s whereabouts in Miami as “not credible,” and say they believe the girl is in danger.

 

Oct. 17, 2018 — Authorities announce that investigators believe Jayme was in her family’s home when her parents were fatally shot.

 

Oct. 18, 2018 — About 100 people join a ground search for Jayme after Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requests the help of volunteers. The search turns up nothing useful. The Wisconsin Department of Justice announces it is sending therapists, comfort dogs and school resource officers to help students at the school Jayme attended.

 

Oct. 23, 2018 — About 2,000 volunteers from as far as Minneapolis help with another ground search . Several items are found and taken for assessment.

 

Oct. 24, 2018 — The FBI offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to Jayme’s location. The amount is later doubled to $50,000 by the Jennie-O Turkey Store, where James and Denise Closs worked.

 

Oct. 27, 2018 — Funerals are held for James and Denise Closs in Cameron, a village next to Barron.

 

Oct. 29, 2018 — Prosecutors announce they have charged a man with burglarizing the Closs home but say he’s not a suspect in the case.

 

Dec. 12, 2018 — Hundreds of people attend a “tree of hope” lighting ceremony in honor of Jayme in Barron.

 

Jan. 10, 2019 — Jayme is found alive in the Town of Gordon, a rural community about an hour from her home. A suspect is taken into custody.

 

Jan. 11, 2019 — Investigators say the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, is jailed on homicide and kidnapping charges.

 

https://www.weau.com/content/news/Jayme-Closs–504191001.html

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Jayme Closs updates: 21-year-old man arrested in Wisconsin teen’s abduction, parents deaths
Jeff Baenen and Gretchen Ehlke
Associated Press January 11, 2019 Barron, Wis.
21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl approached a stranger along a rural road saying she’d been abducted in October and held against her will.
Jake Thomas Patterson was taken into custody shortly after 13-year-old Jayme Closs sought help from a woman walking her dog in a rural, heavily wooded neighborhood near the small town of Gordon, about 60 miles north of Barron. Jayme disappeared from her family’s home near Barron after her parents were killed Oct. 15.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a news conference Friday that Jayme was taken against her will. He said investigators believe Patterson killed Jayme’s parents because he wanted to abduct her, and that Patterson “planned his actions and took many steps to hide his identity.”
Fitzgerald said investigators believe the girl was “the only target” and don’t believe Patterson had any contact with the family. Douglas County Sheriff Thomas Dalbec said Patterson was jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges.
The woman who first spotted Jayme on Thursday, Jeanne Nutter, said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help and quickly grabbed her. Only then did Jayme reveal her name.
Nutter said Jayme told her she had walked away from a cabin where she’d been held captive, a cabin not far from Nutter’s home.
“I was terrified, but I didn’t want to show her that,” Nutter, a social worker who spent years working in child protection, told The Associated Press on Friday. “She just yelled, ‘Please help me. I don’t know where I am. I’m lost.'”
Nutter added: “My only thought was to get her to a safe place.” The two went to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas, who said Jayme was skinny and dirty, wearing shoes too big for her feet, but appeared outwardly OK.
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