Missing 13 year old Jayme Closs found alive after kidnapping

MADISON, Wis. 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, Jayme Closs, who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive in a rural town about an hour from her home.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located and that a suspect was taken into custody. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Jayme was expected to be reunited with her family Thursday night.  Jayme was found in the Town of Gordan and a suspect was taken into custody shortly after.

No further information has been given about the suspect.

Barron County sheriff’s office plans to hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the case.

Jayme Closs has been missing since her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found shot to death Oct. 15 in the family’s home near Barron. Investigators said Jayme was quickly ruled out as a suspect.

Detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches in the effort to find Jayme. Some tips led officials to recruit 2,000 volunteers for a very large ground search on Oct. 23 but it yielded no clues.


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