Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Closs was found in a small development near Gordon

Closs was found in a small development near Gordon

Barron Mayor Ron Fladten said on Thursday night he had not heard any details about Closs's discovery yet but was overjoyed at learning she is alive.

The town of Gordon was not on authorities' radar in the search for Jayme, he said.

Police believe the crime was deliberate and planned.

Patterson was being held Friday in Barron County on preliminary charges of first-degree intentional homicide and kidnapping, Fitzgerald said.

Neither statement gave any further information about the suspect.

She was found in Douglas County, Wisconsin, and a suspect was taken into custody shortly after she was found. A short time later, a patrol sergeant found a vehicle matching that description, and pulled the vehicle over and took the suspect into custody.

Still, so much remains a mystery: Who killed Jayme's parents? He confirmed Jayme was in the home when her parents were killed. And who is the arrested suspect?

A press conference is set to take place at 10 a.m. on Friday with the sheriff's department in Barron.

Jayme Closs had been missing since her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found fatally shot in their home on October 15.

Closs's godmother Jennifer Smith talked with WCCO's Mary McGuire.

According to a post by the department, Jayme will be reunited with her family Thursday night. "I knew it was her the second she walked in the door".

"I can not wait to see her".

Jayme's relatives are breathing sighs of relief.

"I have a gut feeling she's (Jayme's) still alive", Fitzgerald said at the time.

Thousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched around the clock around the small town of Barron after Jayme Closs' parents were found shot dead in their home, the front door open and the girl gone.

The deputies arrived at the home around four minutes after the end of a 911 call. When the dispatcher called the number back, a voice mail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs.

They were found shot to death in their home on October 15, the night their daughter disappeared, reported NBC News.

Patterson went to Jayme's house with the intention of abducting her, authorities said.

We also could not have endured this case without the support of the public and I want to thank them for all the support and help.

The woman says she took Jayme to the nearby home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas and told them to call 911. "Thank you to Jayme for having the will to survive".

October 24, 2018 - The FBI offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to Jayme's location.

Gordon is located around 100km north of Barron, Closs's hometown. The decorations spelled out her name in big, glittery letters, and they included green bulbs and ribbons. The color green is often used to raise awareness for missing children.

Police did not know what happened or the motive for the killings, and a murder weapon was not recovered, according to USA media reports at the time.

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