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Kidnapped American teen found alive months after parents' murder

Kidnapped American teen found alive months after parents' murder

The sheriff said investigators are trying to figure out what happened to Jayme during her captivity and why she was seized, and gave no details on how she escaped except to say Patterson was not home at the time.

Almost three months after her parents were found dead in their Wisconsin home, 13-year-old Jayme Closs emerged from the woods, malnourished and dirty with matted hair, and then flagged down a woman walking her dog for help.

Fitzgerald said Jayme would be back in Barron County Friday and reunited with her entire family.

Authorities do not know how the suspect allegedly held Jayme captive for close to three months or how he was able to hide his alleged crime.

"The suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her", the sheriff said, such as shaving his head to avoid leaving traces of identifying evidence behind.

Erik once lived in the same rural cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin where Jayme was held captive.

Elizabeth Smart says she has followed the case since Closs disappeared in October. "Did he buy food?"

"She just said, 'I'm lost, and I don't know where I am, and I need help, '" Jeanne Nutter said. He worked for one day in 2016 at the same Jennie-O turkey plant in Barron as Jayme's parents.

Police believe that when the suspect was stopped in his auto by police Thursday, he was out looking for Jayme.

Jayme Closs, 13, was missing after her parents were found dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin, on October 15, 2018. He faces an initial court hearing on Monday.

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While authorities kept news cameras on the ground from getting anywhere close to the Patterson home, Wilson described how the layout of the house might have made it possible for Jayme to have been held there without others noticing.

"Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", he told CNN's "Anderson Cooper Full Circle" Friday, "We can't be more proud of Jayme".

She was found wandering in the small town of Gordon, 65 miles north of her hometown of Barron, by a woman who was out walking her dog, after the child apparently fled her captor.

Investigators said that they believed Jake Thomas Patterson shot James Closs, 56, and his wife, Denise, 46, because he wanted to abduct their daughter, Jayme.

"We don't believe there was a social media connection and are determining how he became aware of Jayme", Mr Fitzgerald said."Nothing in this case shows the suspect knew anyone at the Closs home, or at any time had contact with anyone in the Closs family".

Detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches in the effort to find Jayme.

Sheriff Fitzgerald did say that he does not plan to hold any further press conferences on this case.

Jeanne Nutter was walking her golden retriever with her husband Forrest on January 10 when they came came across Jayme Closs-the 13-year-old from Wisconsin who was abducted in October 2018.

When police arrived four minutes later, no gun or suspects were found at the scene and there was no sign of Jayme. Nutter said Jayme did not have a coat or gloves.

On Thursday night, Jayme's aunt and godmother, Jennifer Smith, was staying updated on her condition. Two new photos were posted Saturday afternoon. So now, "she needs to feel.in control and experience her memories in a way that. doesn't retrigger" her trauma.


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