BARRON, Wis. — A 21-year-old man killed a western Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger and pleaded for help Thursday in the small, isolated north woods town of Gordon, where police said she was being held by Jake Thomas Patterson. Within minutes, Patterson was pulled over and jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges for what authorities said was his meticulously planned shotgun attack at the girl’s home in October. The news that Jayme was safe set off joy and relief 60 miles away in her hometown of Barron, population 3,300, ending an all-out search that gripped the state, with many people fearing the worst the longer she was missing. “My legs started to shake. It was awesome. The … [Read more...] about Jayme Closs is home. But how did she come to alleged captor’s attention?
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Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald holds up a photo of suspect Jake T. Patterson during a news conference in Barron, Wis., Jan. 11, 2019. (Tim Gruber/The New York Times) Jayme Closs (Barron County Sheriff's Department/AFP) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs,13. (Barron County Sheriff's Department/AFP) Jeanne Nutter speaks to the press on January 11, 2019 in Gordon, Wisconsin. Nutter, walking her dog near the cabin she owns with her husband Forrest on January 10, encountered Jayme Closs coming out of nearby woods. (KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Barron, Wis., regarding the arrest of Jake Thomas Patterson, who allegedly kidnapped Jayme Closs. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP) The home where teenager Jayme Closs lived with her parents is seen Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Barron, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen) … [Read more...] about Jayme Closs: How she was found, and what she said happened
BARRON, Wis. — A 21-year-old unemployed man shot a Wisconsin couple to death in a scheme to kidnap their 13-year-old daughter, holding the girl captive for three months in an isolated north woods community before she managed to escape, authorities said Friday.Jayme Closs was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger to tell her story Thursday in the small town of Gordon, where police said Jake Thomas Patterson lived. Colorado Springs News Teen found shot to death at Colorado Springs trailer park identified Liz Forster Her discovery set off joy and relief 60 miles (96 kilometers) away in her hometown of Barron, population 3,300, ending an all-out search that gripped the state, with many people fearing the worst the longer she was missing."My legs started to shake. It was awesome. The stress, the relief — it was awesome," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference, describing the moment of joy when he … [Read more...] about Wisconsin man arrested in Jayme Closs’ abduction, parents’ deaths
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl approached a stranger along a rural road saying she’d been abducted in October and held against her will. Jake Thomas Patterson was taken into custody shortly after 13-year-old Jayme Closs sought help from a woman walking her dog in a rural, heavily wooded neighborhood near the small town of Gordon, about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) north of Barron. Jayme disappeared from her family’s home near Barron after her parents were killed Oct. 15. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a news conference Friday that Jayme was taken against her will. He said investigators believe Patterson killed Jayme’s parents because he wanted to abduct her, and that Patterson “planned his actions and took many steps to hide his identity.” Fitzgerald said investigators … [Read more...] about Jayme Closs was found alive. A suspect has been arrested. Here’s what we know.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press January 11, 2019 MADISON, Wis. — A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive in a rural town about an hour from her home, authorities said Thursday.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.Fitzgerald said authorities in Douglas County, about 70 miles north of Barron County, located the girl. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on its website that Jayme was found in the Town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. Thursday, and that a suspect was taken into custody 11 minutes later. Advertisement Neither statement gave any further information about … [Read more...] about Missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs found alive, suspect in custody