Fears For Jayme Closs Who Vanished After Her Parents Were Murdered

Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

For days after Jayme mysteriously vanished - and her parents were found dead in their family home in northern Wisconsin - the sheriff had remained tight-lipped on how James and Denise Closs died, saying an autopsy needed to be conducted.

The violent murder of James and Denise Closs early October 15 and the ongoing search for their missing and endangered 13-year-old daughter has consumed the close-knit community.

Investigators believe Jayme was at home during the shooting based on details from the 911 call and evidence from the home, Fitzgerald said.

Local authorities have said investigators do not believe she ran away and they don't consider her a suspect.

Barron County Sheriff's Department held a press conference and shared the video on Facebook.

To date, no member of law enforcement or anyone from the Closs family has indicated that Jayme had some type of boyfriend.

Neighbors who live 300 feet away said they heard two shots fired, seconds apart, at 12:31 a.m. - almost 30 minutes before the dispatch center received the call from inside the Closs house.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme.




It's unclear if the attack was random or targeted, the sheriff said. "We want to thank the businesses that have kept our team fed and highlighted through this 24/7 operation", said Sheriff Fitzgerald. As of Monday, police wouldn't say much about the crime scene, just that the weapon used was a gun.

Investigators are trying to find out not only where Jayme is, but also what led to her parents' deaths in the small city of Barron.

Though no information could clearly show that Jayme was abducted, it was clear that the teen is missing and in danger, Fitzgerald said.

"Its just something people in this area do, when there's things going on the community everybody comes together and does their share", he said.

While 82 percent of the Amber Alerts issued a year ago identified a auto and 50 percent had specific license plate numbers, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, Closs' case offers neither of those clues.

"The people just wanted to know what they could do to help", said the attendee.

Jayme was last seen at a family gathering Sunday afternoon, Fitzgerald said.

The missing teenager has been described as being approximately 5ft (1.5m) tall and 100lb (45kg) with green eyes and strawberry blonde hair. Anyone with information is asked to the tip line at 855-744-3879.

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