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CrimeJayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County sheriff says

14:31  11 january  2019
14:31  11 january  2019 Source:   jsonline.com

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Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody in the case of the once missing Barron , Wisconsin girl, who vanished after her parents were found dead. The Barron County sheriff has described a violent scene and said there was a shooting in the house, but, for days, he declined to

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

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Missing teen Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody, the Barron County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday night.

Jayme vanished early Oct. 15 when sheriff’s deputies, responding to a 911 call, found the door to her family’s home near Barron kicked in. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since.

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Authorities have been searching for Jayme Closs , 13, since early Monday, when a mysterious 911 The Barron County Sherriff's Department has received more than 1,000 tips for missing teenager Jayme Closs , according to The sheriff said Thursday he has a "100% expectation that she's alive ."

Jayme Closs , 13, has been found alive in Douglas County , Wisconsin. The teen went missing from her home in mid-October, when her 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

The Sheriff's Department was notified earlier Thursday evening by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office that it had located Jayme, 13, a student at Riverview Middle School in Barron, the Facebook post said.

A suspect was taken into custody shortly after Jayme was located, the Facebook post said.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that a source with knowledge of the investigation said Jayme escaped from a home and approached a neighbor, identifying herself and asking the neighbor to call 911.

"I mean I’m shocked," Jayme's aunt, Kelly Engelhardt, told Minneapolis TV station KARE 11. "It's what we’ve prayed for every single day.

"I honestly had faith. I figured if they hadn’t found her by now that the person that did this didn’t want her dead, so I had hope. Every day there was hope. We had too much love and support around us for us to give up."

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Jayme Closs , who was 13 when her parents were found fatally shot in October, was found alive in another county , and a suspect was in custody Jayme Closs in an undated photo. Barron County Sheriff 's Department / via Facebook. The Douglas County Sheriff 's Office said Jayme was found

The Barron County Sheriff ’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been found and a suspect taken into custody. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Closs was expected to be reunited with her family on Thursday night. Fitzgerald said authorities in Douglas County , about

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirmed on its website that Jayme was found in the Town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. and a suspect was taken into custody at 4:54 p.m.

KARE reported that the Gordon Town Board chairman said Jayme was found at Eau Claire Acres, a small development about six miles east of Gordon on Highway Y. Gordon is about 70 miles north of Barron along U.S. Route 53.

The Closs home sits in a wooded area along a main road.

Engelhardt told KARE that she thinks Closs will be home Thursday night or Friday. She said the family does not believe Jayme is physically hurt that they know of, and that the FBI told the family she is talking and answering questions.

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The Barron County Sheriff identified the deceased parents as James Closs , 56 and Denise Closs , 46. “They are husband and wife and the “We have got to find some leads,” he said . The sheriff said authorities don’t know who placed the 911 call because no one had contact with the 911 dispatchers.

Missing US teen Jayme Closs found alive , suspect in custody, sheriff says . A teenager who disappeared after her parents were murdered has finally Jayme , 13, was discovered on Thursday by the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Department, the Barron County Sheriff ’s Department, which led the

Jeff Closs, Jayme’s uncle, told KARE that the family is in shock.

"It was just unbelievable because you hear about … you’re not sure if she’s not going to be found. And when you actually hear it, it’s just unbelievable. We’re all just so grateful and happy," he said. "We thought it was going to be a different ending and we’re so happy. ... Hopefully she’s OK, we don’t know what condition. Just she’s alive."

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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Friday to report more details in the case.

The sheriff said the department was receiving support from the FBI and state Division of Criminal Investigation.

"We want to thank the Douglas Co Sheriff’s Department and agencies assisting them tonight," the Facebook post said.

"We also want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies across the state and county that have assisted us in this case. 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.

Wisconsin community reacts to Jayme Closs being found alive

Wisconsin community reacts to Jayme Closs being found alive There is a feeling of relief in Barron County, Wis. as people learn that Jayme Closs will soon be heading home after the 13-year-old was found alive Thursday. 

On Monday, October 15, 2018, a 911 call was received from the Barron , Wisconsin, United States home of 13-year-old Jayme Lynn Closs and her parents.

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

"Finally we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing. We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!"


Jayme's disappearance, which drew national attention, was shrouded in mystery. Although authorities received more than 2,000 tips, they had few leads until now.

A reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Jayme surged to $50,000 from an initial $25,000.

Fitzgerald announced about 8 p.m. Thursday that Jayme had been found, just hours after he had tamped down a rumor that she had been found in Walworth County.

Haley BeMiller and Andy Thompson of the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County sheriff says

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