Teen used to be positioned in Douglas County on Jan. 10.
Trent Tetzlaff, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

With regards to three months after her oldsters had been shot slow in their Wisconsin home and a nationwide search began to come all the map in which by the lacking thirteen-365 days-aged lady, Jayme Closs has been found alive

The girl described by chums as a “candy and jumpy” heart schooler used to be show in a neighborhood in northwestern Wisconsin about an hour’s power from her home in Barron, Wisconsin. 

The Barron County Sheriff’s Division said that 21-365 days-aged suspect Jake Patterson used to be arrested Thursday in Jayme’s disappearance. 

Patterson shaved his head to lead obvious of leaving DNA evidence behind when he blasted start the door of Jayme Closs’ home with a shotgun in October, police said Friday. Patterson’s aim used to be kidnapping Jayme Closs – no longer killing her oldsters, authorities added.

“I’m in a position to point out you the discipline deliberate his actions and took many proactive steps to veil his identity from regulation enforcement and widespread public,” Fitzgerald said.


Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald describes the moment they knew lacking Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs used to be found alive.

Here’s what we know:

The achieve used to be Jayme found?

Jayme used to be show in town of Gordon, Wisconsin, at 4:43 p.m. on Thursday, in accordance with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Dwelling of job. Gordon is set 40 miles south of Lake Suitable and about sixty 5 miles north of Barron, Jayme’s fatherland. The town is home to about 645 folks in a closely forested situation where logging is the pause substitute. In the course of the winter, many homes are left vacant. 


NCMEC is extremely contented by the knowledge that thirteen–365 days-aged Jayme Closs from Barron, Wisconsin, has been positioned ALIVE after nearly three months, in accordance with regulation enforcement

We applaud @bcsheriff and Douglas County Sheriff for their exhaustive search to bring her home! #Hope💛

— NCMEC (@MissingKids) January 11, 2019

How used to be she found?

Jayme escaped from a home in Gordon, approached a neighbor strolling a dog and asked for assist. Police said Friday evening they weren’t certain how Jayme escaped from the home, but know that Patterson used to be no longer home at the time.

The neighbor, retired social worker Jeanne Nutter, said Jayme appeared thin with matted hair, but bodily OK.

Nutter took her to a end-by home and banged on the door. Kristin Kasinskas opened it. “Here’s Jayme Closs! Call 911 right now!” Nutter said. Jayme did no longer desire one thing else to narrate or drink, but she used to be chilly and wrapped herself in the blanket Kasinskas provided.

More: Jayme Closs is ‘traumatized,’ lady who helped Wisconsin teen to safety says

Did police opt her kidnapper?

Minutes after Jayme used to be found, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy seen a car described by Jayme, and authorities took suspect, 21-365 days-aged Jake Thomas Patterson, into custody. Police think he used to be buying for her.

He faces two counts of first-stage intentional homicide and one rely of kidnapping.

Authorities said no other suspects had been being sought. Patterson is being held, and is slated to appear in courtroom Monday to be formally charged.

Police said Friday they recovered a shotgun from Patterson’s home that they think he aged to cancel Jayme’s oldsters. They build no longer instruct he and Jayme had prior contact, but he used to be mindful of the metropolis of Barron.

Patterson, of Gordon, had no criminal history and used to be unemployed, police said. 

Neighbor Daphne Ronning said Patterson’s oldsters moved to the home about 15 years ago and that Jake and his brother had been raised there. The oldsters moved to at least one other home once the boys became older, but Patterson and his brother persevered to use the home.


Barron County College Superintendent Diane Tremblay gets emotional as she thanks Jayme Closs for her courage to return home.

More: Suspect arrested in Jayme Closs case acknowledged as Jake Patterson, used to be hiding in the home he grew up in

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What’s her family announcing?

Jeff Closs, Jayme’s uncle, knowledgeable KARE-TV, in Minneapolis, that the family is in shock.

“We thought it used to be going to be a special ending and we’re so happy that , expectantly she’s OK,” he knowledgeable the role on Thursday.

Jayme’s aunt, Kelly Engelhardt knowledgeable KARE she’s prayed for this moment “each day.”

Jayme used to be taken to a native sanatorium Thursday night time and reunited with family. 

More: Jayme Closs found obliging: A timeline of occasions

Elizabeth Tidy calls it a ‘miracle’

Elizabeth Tidy, an outspoken advocate on kidnapping after her noteworthy publicized captivity in 2002 shook the nation, called it a miracle Friday that Jayme used to be found alive. 

Tidy posted on Instagram: “What a plucky, powerful, and powerful survivor!!!! With out reference to what might maybe maybe well additionally unfold in her story let’s all strive to be mindful that this younger lady has SURVIVED and no topic other facts might maybe maybe well additionally surface the greatest will mild remain that she is alive.”

More: Elizabeth Tidy: ‘What a miracle!!! Jayme Closs has been found’

How prolonged has she been lacking?

Jayme has been lacking since Oct. 15. Round 1 a.m. that day, police obtained a 911 call that led them to the Closs home, where oldsters James, Fifty six, and Denise Closs, 46, had been slow from gunshot wounds. Jayme used to be long gone and there weren’t any powerful leads on her whereabouts. Police believed she used to be at the home when her oldsters had been killed. Hours later, native authorities said the lady used to be in hazard and asked the final public for assist discovering her. An Amber Alert used to be additionally issued.  

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What build we know about Jayme’s last three months?

Authorities did no longer provide facts on the investigation Thursday night time. The FBI and Wisconsin’s Division of Felony Investigation are working with native authorities on the case. A press convention is scheduled for Friday morning. 

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Contributing: Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Haley BeMiller, Inexperienced Bay Press-Gazette. Apply Ashley Can even on Twitter: @AshleyMayTweets

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