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Jayme Closs found alive, suspect Jake Patterson in custody

Jayme Closs found alive, suspect Jake Patterson in custody

The suspect, Jake Thomas Patterson, "had zero criminal history locally and zero criminal history in Wisconsin". Daphne Ronning told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Patterson's parents moved to Gordon about 15 years ago.

The sheriff said investigators believe Jayme was "the only target". From what she told them, they believed she was there for most of her disappearance.

A Wisconsin teenager missing for almost three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on a nearby home's door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs!".

Fitzgerald said Patterson apparently kept Jayme captive at the remote home in Gordon before she was able to escape. "I can tell you that the subject planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the general public".

Patterson was jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges.

Police have now charged Jake Patterson with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of kidnapping.

Officials issued an AMBER Alert for the teen, and declared her "missing and endangered".

Patterson lived just three doors down from Kasinskas, but Kasinskas said she didn't realize it until police identified him as the suspect.

Peter Kasinskas tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Jayme was quiet and showed little emotion. "She just yelled, 'Please help me!"

She did not know where Gordon was, and she didn't know where she was at the time. There's also the question of the 911 call on the night that James and Denise Closs were murdered in their home in Barron, Wisconsin.

Nutter says Jayme had walked away from a cabin not far from her place where she had been held.

"I thought, 'Good for her she escaped, ' " he said. "It's the news we've been waiting on for three months".

Smart was 14 when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in 2002.

However, Patterson worked for one day in 2016 at the same Jennie-O turkey plant in Barron as Jayme's parents, Jennie-O Turkey Store President Steve Lykken said.

Jayme's grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told the AP that he had been praying for months for the call he received about his granddaughter being found alive.

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Investigators say a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover the bodies.

"He seemed like a quiet kid", she said. The decorations spelled out her name in big, glittery letters, and they included green bulbs and ribbons.

Closs was being held in a rural home approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of her home in Barron, Wisconsin.

"She said that this person's name was Jake Patterson, he killed my parents and took me", Kasinskas said.

When police subsequently arrived at the family home, they found the parents dead but no sign of Jayme.

The Star Tribune said Closs's aunt Sue Allard sobbed upon hearing news that the teen had been found.

Jayme was able to provide a description of a vehicle driven by her alleged captor.

Witnesses say Jayme approached a woman walking her dog Thursday, asking for help.

The two went elsewhere in the neighbourhood, to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas.

A suspect was in custody.

A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road Thursday afternoon when a dishevelled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost.

Fitzgerald added that Jayme Closs was "doing as well as circumstances allow". "She did not go into detail about how she got out of the house or anything like that". Police discovered someone had broken into her family's home in Barron, killed her parents and apparently abducted her.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirmed on its website that Jayme was found in the town at 4.43pm Thursday, and that a suspect was taken into custody just 11 minutes later.

Smith, Jayme's godmother, told CNN affiliate WCCO that Jayme was recovering in a hospital near Duluth, Minnesota, and is expected to be released Friday.

Jayme disappeared from her family's home in Barron when her parents were killed October 15. The Barron County Sheriff's Department has scheduled a news conference Friday morning.


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