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World'She is doing as well as circumstances allow': Jayme Closs reunited with aunt

20:21  12 january  2019
20:21  12 january  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Jayme Closs is found ALIVE: 13-year-old who has been missing since her parents were murdered in their Wisconsin home in October is rescued, as a suspect is taken into police custody

Jayme Closs is found ALIVE: 13-year-old who has been missing since her parents were murdered in their Wisconsin home in October is rescued, as a suspect is taken into police custody A 13-year-old girl who has been missing since mid-October has been found alive, police in Wisconsin confirmed. Jayme Closs was abducted from her home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15, the same day the teenager's parents, James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found shot dead inside. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday evening that Closs has been located in Douglas County, and a suspect arrested in connection to her disappearance. The department, which was first notified by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department of the information, declined to release further details at this time.

Jayme Closs poses with her aunt , Jennifer Smith, and her dog, with whom she was reunited Friday. The photo was posted on the Healing for Jayme Closs Police did not provide details of how he became fixated on Jayme , why he targeted her or how he became aware of her family's address.

Jayme has been reunited with her aunt , said officials during a news conference on Friday, and she is " doing as well as circumstances allow ". Jayme Closs went missing on Monday 15 October 2018, after emergency services received a mobile phone call from her family address in Barron.

Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teen who was missing for 88 days, was reunited with her aunt Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Jayme, 13, planned to rejoin additional family members Friday and that her aunt has taken custody of her for now.

Jayme's parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were killed during their daughter's kidnapping in October when Jake Patterson allegedly blasted open the door of the Closs' home with a shotgun and the goal of abducting Jayme.

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Jayme has been reunited with her aunt , said officials during a news conference on Friday, and she is " doing as well as circumstances allow ". Jayme Closs went missing on Monday 15 October 2018, after emergency services received a mobile phone call from her family address in Barron.

Jayme Closs poses with her aunt , Jennifer Smith, and her dog, with whom she was reunited Friday. She said he did not participate in sports or other activities. Read more about the Jayme Closs case. CLOSS FOUND: Jayme Closs reunited with aunt as investigation continues.

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"She is doing as well as circumstances allow," Fitzgerald said.

Family friend Michelle Saffert said there was lots of screaming and crying when Jayme’s aunt first contacted her with the news. The family is ecstatic, said Saffert, of Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Relatives spent Friday preparing so Jayme felt safe and comfortable when she came home.

"It was miraculous," Saffert said. "Just miraculous."

At a Friday news conference, Fitzgerald would not share details of what happened to Jayme during her confinement. Nor would he answer the question of whether she had been assaulted, saying he didn't want to release details that might hinder her recovery.

Patterson was being held in the Barron County Jail on two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

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Jayme closs returning home ‘A miracle,’ elizabeth smart says. The investigation suggested that the suspect didn’t know any family members at Since her return to safety, the teen has been reunited with her aunt and “ is doing as well as circumstances allow ,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald said that Jayme was reunited with her aunt at the hospital Friday afternoon, and is expected to see the rest of her family Friday evening. He said that Jayme is doing as well as circumstances allow . Fitzgerald also shared some facts regarding the case. Gun recovered at scene

Jayme, who was dirty and skinny with matted hair, fled the home Thursday afternoon after Patterson went out.

Jeanne Nutter, who was walking her dog, heard her yelling for help as the girl hurried down street about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

She rushed Jayme to a nearby home and banged on the door.

Patterson was arrested after Jayme provided the Douglas County Sheriff's Department with his name and a description of his vehicle. Police believe Patterson may have been driving around looking for her when an officer spotted the car, pulled it over and arrested him, authorities said.

"Jayme is the hero in this case," Fitzgerald said. "There’s no question about it."


Jayme Closs' family did not feel 'prepared' to learn murder details.
The family of Jayme Closs are still coming to terms with the horrific murder of her parents. Jodie Arnold had been wondering what happened to her fun loving cousin Denise – Jayme's mum – but wasn't ready to learn the horrifying details. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au "I was not prepared," Arnold told PEOPLE. The details about the alleged murder of Denise Closs and her husband James, by suspected killer Jake Patterson, 21, so he could kidnap their 13-year-old daughter, were revealed in a criminal complaint.

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