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CrimeJayme Closs kidnap suspect allegedly cut his hair to avoid leaving DNA evidence

21:05  12 january  2019
21:05  12 january  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Jake Patterson, Jayme Closs Baron County Sheriffs Office; Facebook. Police got to kidnapped Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs before her alleged He also went to “great efforts” to avoid leaving any traces of himself at the crime scene, Fitzgerald said — including shaving his head so he wouldn’t

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, targeted Jayme Closs specifically, police said at a Friday morning news After her parents were brutally murdered and she was kidnapped for 88 days, 13 year old Jayme Jake Thomas Patterson shaved his head to avoid leaving DNA evidence behind when he

The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs shaved his head to avoid leaving any evidence during the attack that left her parents dead, police said.

Jake Patterson, 21, allegedly shot and killed Jayme's parents. Their bodies were found October 15 after a mysterious 911 call led deputies to their home in Barron, Wisconsin. The 13-year-old was missing when police arrived, leading to an intense manhunt that ended when she was found Thursday about 70 miles from her home.

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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.

Jayme Closs , 13, vanished from her Barron, Wisconsin home on Oct. Why was Jayme Closs targeted? That was the still unanswered question Friday as a relieved Wisconsin town and 15, when the suspect allegedly killed the teen's parents and abducted her, Fitzgerald answered, "We believe

In anticipation of the crime, the suspect cut his hair so he wouldn't leave behind physical evidence in Closs' home, Barron County Sheriff Christopher Fitzgerald said.

"I can tell you that the subject planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the general public," Fitzgerald said.

It appears Patterson went to Jayme's home with the intention of taking her, he said. But while she was his intended target, "nothing in this case shows the suspect knew anyone at the Closs home or at any time had contact with anyone in the Closs family," Fitzgerald said.

Investigators are working to establish a connection between the two, but don't believe they had interactions on social media.

Patterson briefly worked at the Jennie-O Turkey Store, but it appears he did not have any contact with Jayme's parents, who also worked there. Authorities are also trying to determine whether he worked at another job in the area.

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The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October wasn’t home when the teenager made her escape and “appeared to be out The suspect made “great efforts to minimize his forensic footprint at the crime scene,” Fitzgerald said, such as shaving his head to avoid leaving

Jake Thomas Patterson, accused of abducting Jayme Closs , took careful steps to avoid leaving evidence behind but the motive - the "why" - remains However, he alleged that Jake Patterson was crafty enough to carefully avoid detection. He’s now accused of murdering Jayme ’s parents – Denise

A mysterious call and the investigation

Police found James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead in their home three months ago. Jayme was nowhere to be found.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on October 15, 911 dispatchers received a call on which they could hear a lot of yelling, but the call log does not say who made the call. When the dispatcher called back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs.

Police arrived to find the door kicked in, Jayme missing and her parents dead.

For months, thousands of people joined search parties as investigators received thousands of tips. The FBI offered a cash reward for information on her whereabouts, and authorities urged hunters in the area to be on the lookout for clues.

The search and tips had not yielded any clues before Jayme reappeared. But Fitzgerald said they never got tired of looking for her.

87 days later, a miraculous escape

On Thursday, after missing for 87 days, Jayme was found outside of the rural community of Gordon, where Fitzgerald said Patterson was allegedly holding her against her will in his home.

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Closs was targeted by suspected kidnapper Jake Patterson, 21, who carefully planned her parents' murder, even shaving his head to avoid leaving forensic evidence at the crime scene "The suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her."

JAYME Closs , 13, was found on Thursday in a dishevelled state by a dog-walker 70 miles from the She was skinny, dirty, with matted hair and wearing shoes too big for her feet after allegedly being held Jake Thomas Patterson has been charged with kidnapping Jayme Closs after murdering her

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. Nutter said Jayme did not have a coat or gloves.

"I'm lost and I don't know where I am, and I need help," Jayme told Nutter.

Nutter and Jayme went to the closest house, the home of Kristin and Peter Kasinskas.

"She said to us that, 'This person killed my parents and took me,'" Kasinskas told CNN's Poppy Harlow. "She said that this person usually hides her or hides her when others are near, or when he has to leave the household. She did not go into detail about how she got out of the house or anything like that."

They called 911, and Jayme provided a description of Patterson's vehicle. Ten minutes after Jayme was found, Patterson was arrested—police say he was out on the streets looking for Jayme after she escaped.

"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.

He was not at home when she escaped, he added.

Patterson faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the killing of Closs' parents and one count of kidnapping, Fitzgerald said Friday.

Reunion and recovery

Jayme was taken to a hospital in Minnesota after she was found, her aunt, Sue Allard, said.

She was released from the hospital Friday and was reunited with her aunt in Barron, Wisconsin, and her dog, Molly.

"She is doing great," Fitzgerald told "Anderson Cooper Full Circle."

"Jayme was the hero in the case. Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough," Fitzgerald said. "We can't be more proud of Jayme."

CNN's Faith Karimi, Jason Hanna and Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.

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