Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody

Wisconsin man arrested in teen’s abduction parents' deaths

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who went missing nearly three months ago from her Wisconsin home, was located alive Thursday evening, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Office.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department could not give any more details in the case but is planning a press briefing Friday.

Yesterday a man was arrested in connection with their deaths but his name has not yet been released.

Police had been searching for Jayme Closs since October, when they discovered someone had broken into her family home and fatally shot her parents, but the 13-year-old was nowhere to be seen.

Just after midnight early on 15 October, police received a 911 emergency call from Denise Closs' mobile phone. We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise.

Law enforcement officials haven't ruled out that Jayme unwittingly played a part in the crime.

Jayme was nowhere to be found.




Officers from the Franklin Police Department, the Walworth County Sheriff's Department, the Milwaukee Police Department, Town of East Troy Police Department and members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice are on the scene.

Detectives start an effort to find Jayme that includes thousands of tips, surveillance videos and massive searches with the help of volunteers.

The Town of Gordon is home to about 645 people. She told the paper that when Jayme walked up to her, she immediately knew who she was. Jayme was quiet, her emotions "pretty flat", Peter Kasinskas said.

Shortly after this a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case. "The defendant was asked how many items he took and he stated three or four items, including some underwear that he believed belonged to Jayme", the complaint says. Jayme's aunt, Jennifer Smith, told KSTP Jayme was taken to a hospital to be checked out but authorities didn't think she was injured.

A dog walker stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and then pounded on her neighbour's door shouting: 'This is Jayme Closs!

Sue Allard, Jayme's aunt, told the Star Tribune that she could barely express her joy after learning the news Thursday night. A $25,000 reward was offered and grew to $50,000.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the sheriff's office in Douglas County, about 70 miles north of Barron County, located the girl.

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