connectVideoBarron County sheriff holds press conference on Jayme Closs case
Wisconsin police providing an update on Jayme Closs who was found alive Thursday, after a three month disappearance.
Closs disappeared Oct. 15 after her parents — James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, — were shot in their home in Barron County, located about 80 km northeast of Minneapolis. Officials determined Closs was in the house when her parents were killed, but then the trail went cold.
Closs was eventually placed on top of the FBI’s kidnapping and missing persons list and, while the details are scarce, authorities continued to suggest Closs was alive.
On Thursday, the 13-year-old Closs allegedly marked along a person walking a dog in Gordon and asked for help. A suspect in connection with her disappearance was arrested minutes later.
The suspect in the disappearance of a teenager was identified as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, of Gordon. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the murder of Closs the parents and one count of kidnapping. He was identified during a press conference Friday.
A photo of Jake Thomas Patterson, 21.
The sheriff showed a photo of Patterson at the press conference.
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