Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

As Jayme Closs starts her road to recovery following her kidnapping, investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the almost three months she was in captivity.

Jayme Closs, 13, has told authorities since her escape on Thursday that she was held captive at that same remote woodland cabin after her abduction in October from her family home in Barron.

Jayme had been missing since October 15, when her parents were found dead inside the family's Barron County residence.

Authorities do not know how the suspect allegedly held Jayme captive for close to three months or how he was able to hide his alleged crime.

The town's mayor Ron Fladten said the news was a "great result" and that he had been "praying daily" for the safe return of Jayme.

"While I don't know how she escaped at this time, we believe that the suspect was out looking for her when law enforcement made contact with him", Fitzgerald said Friday.

"She said that this person's name was Jake Patterson, 'he killed my parents and took me,"' Kristin Kasinskass said.

Jeanne Nutter, who has a cabin in the Gordon area, was walking her dog on an isolated road around 4 p.m. when she saw Jayme out in the cold around dusk. "Did he buy food?"

For most child kidnapping victims, they have the hope that their parents will find them, "but in this case she knew her folks were dead and couldn't find her", Bowers said.

Her aunt said Jayme slept well.

Patterson was scheduled for an initial court appearance Monday.

Almost 48 hours after Jayme Closs was reported found, updates about her condition are continually being posted to a Facebook page called Healing for Jayme Closs.

"We are still mourning the loss of long-time Jennie-O family members Jim and Denise, but our entire team is celebrating with the community, and the world, that Jayme has been found", Mr Lykken said.

Fitzgerald said officials did not yet know how she escaped, saying only that she had been released from the hospital and was being reunited with family.

The grandfather of a northwest United States girl held captive for months says the family has no connection to the man suspected of kidnapping her and killing her parents.

The second photo was another selfie with her aunt, Jennifer Smith, with a caption reading "Love her so much!"

The Closs' door had been shot open; Patterson had shaved his head so as not to leave hair behind, Fitzgerald said.

The investigation suggested that the suspect did not know any family members at the Closs home nor had he been in touch with them, but allegedly went there with the goal of kidnapping the teen, Fitzgerald said. The sheriff said he didn't know whether Jayme had been physically abused. "But I'd also tell her that there is no going back to who she was before she was kidnapped, before this happened".

Police arrested Jake Thomas Patterson of Gordon, Wisconsin, only 11 minutes after they found Jayme.

For months, thousands of people joined search parties as investigators received thousands of tips.

Jayme Closs, the teen who was abducted after her parents were murdered, has been pictured for the first time since her escape. "What a great feeling to have her home".

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