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Jayme Closs missing Barron County Wisconsin

The story is running in reverse chronological order.

Jan. 11, 2019 PM – The police have released the name of the man who took Jayme Closs.  Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, Wisconsin was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder.

Patterson has no criminal history in Wisconsin. Daphne Ronning told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Patterson’s parents moved to Gordon about 15 years ago. She also stated that Patterson’s parents moved away but Patterson and his brother continued to stay in the home.  “Ronning says she didn’t know Patterson was living in the house and hadn’t seen Jayme around,” per WTMJ.

Jake Thomas Patterson

Jan. 11, 2019 AM – The news speaks about what they know in this video below. A woman whose name has not been released.  “A teenager came running up to her screaming for help and saying she was in trouble, and this man had killed her parents.”

A parameter was set up in the area in the neighborhood and the police found Jayme.  The man in his 20s has been taken into custody by the police.

This video tells the story:

January 10, 2019 – Posted on Facebook:

Jayme Closs has been located.

“On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas CO WI Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.

Shortly after this a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case. We do not any other details at this time as this is a very fluid and active investigation. We will not be answering any questions or taking calls on this tonight.

We are planning a press briefing approximately 10 am tomorrow at the Sheriff’s Department in Barron. We are receiving support from the FBI and WI DCI agents as this investigation continues.

We want to thank the Douglas Co Sheriff’s Department and agencies assisting them tonight. We also want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies across the state and county that have assisted us in this case. We also could not have endured this case without the support of the public and I want to thank them for all the support and help.

Finally we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing. We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!

This case has been very trying on the family so please respect their privacy and we reunite them later tonight.

Sheriff Fitzgerald”

Oct. 19, 2018 – The black SUV turned out to be no connection to missing Jayme.  She is still missing and although the authorities state they have over 800 tips, she is still missing as they investigate each one of them.

Oct. 16, 2018 – Authorities have stated that a Jayme may have been spotted in Miami, Florida in a black SUV.  They have the license plate and so far nothing has been said if they know who is driving the SUV or if it was stolen.  Also, we are hearing that a neighbor heard the gunshots around 1a.m. on Monday.  The authorities have listened to the 911 tap and they can make out yelling in the background and possible someone asking for help, but that is it.  They are going to have the audio enhanced to see if they can make out anything else.  The police are now saying that the two adults were Jayme’s mom and dad, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46.  No gun was found at the scene and early in the investigation, the police have stated there is no signs of drugs or alcohol abuse.  This is a real mystery as to what happened to the Closs family.  Looking at Jayme’s Facebook page there is not much activity. She posted rarely on Facebook over the years and only mention her friends and that she was in a Cross County running team and ice skating and dancing.  Until more information comes in there is no telling if this is a random home invasion or an abduction.

Jamie Closs

Oct. 15, 2018 – Around 4 p.m. today an AMBER Alert was issued for Jayme Closs. Not much further info and no vehicles.  But, they did state that the two adults were Jayme’s parents.

Original Story

The authorities are searching for Jayme Closs, 13, after she was realized to be missing when two adults were found deceased in her Wisconsin home.

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A 911 call summoned the police to a home at 1268 U.S. 8 in Barron.  When authorities arrived they found two deceased adults.  The child that also resides in the home, Jayme Closs was not there.  The police fear that she has been taken and she is considered endangered.

jayme closs

The police have not released anymore information about the adults who died or how they might be related to the girl. Right now they are unsure who made the call to 911. They also do not know if Jayme was taken away in a vehicle or not.  More information will be released later on today.

Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs is described as 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, green eyes and blond or strawberry hair. Anyone with information about her possible whereabouts or anyone that has contact with her is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Office at 715-537-3106.

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