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CrimeJayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines

05:30  13 january  2019
05:30  13 january  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Update planned next week in case of missing Wisconsin girl Authorities in Barron, Wisconsin, are planning to provide an update on their investigation into the apparent abduction of a 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed. Jayme Closs has been missing since her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found fatally shot in their home on Oct. 15. Barron County Sheriff Christ Fitzgerald says next week will mark 90 days since Jayme went missing. He plans to update the media on Jan. 15.

Suspect arrested in Jayme Closs case identified as Jake Patterson, who was hiding in the home he grew up in. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested without incident by "He was a good student " who graduated in May 2015, she said. "He was a member of our quiz bowl team," which Serum described

Jake Thomas Patterson: Jayme Closs suspect was quiet student who hoped to join Marines As a family we will get through all of the healing process Jayme has. It will be a long road but we are See photos of Jake Patterson, the suspect accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents.

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GORDON, Wis. – Jake Thomas Patterson remains a mystery.

At Northwood School District in Minong, where he graduated from the K-12 school in 2015, Patterson was quiet and withdrawn, yet smart enough to be on a quiz team and able to crack a quick joke.

In the school's yearbook, he said that after graduation he planned to enlist in the Marine Corps. and wrote, "I'm finally done with school."

It's not clear whether Patterson ever followed through on joining the military. He did work, for just one day, at a turkey plant, and he appears to have drifted in the background in this rural swath of Wisconsin. He did not have a criminal record.

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Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody in the case of the once missing Barron Although a quiet , country town Diane Tremblay, the administrator of the Barron Area School District, said in a news conference that Jayme Closs is a “sweet girl who is a loyal friend and loves to dance”

Jayme Closs , the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in October, was found alive on Thursday. It wasn't until she escaped the home that a suspect was revealed, when Jayme described his vehicle to police, Fitzgerald said at the press conference.

The blanks in Patterson's story will fill in over the coming weeks and months as he faces charges of killing Denise and James Closs and kidnapping their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme.

On Thursday, 88 days after she was abducted, Jayme escaped from a home in Gordon where authorities said she was kept by Patterson. Sheriff's deputies quickly apprehended Patterson, who they believe was out driving and looking for Jayme. He surrendered without incident.

Jayme is now staying with an aunt, who said in a Facebook post that the teen had a "pretty good" night's sleep and that her family would support her throughout her healing process.

"It will be a long road, but we are family strong and we love this little girl so much!!" she said.

Patterson, 21, is due to make his initial court appearance Monday in Barron. Authorities have said he acted alone, using a shotgun to blast his way into the Closs home. He was targeting Jayme, they said.

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“The suspect was not at home when Jayme escaped. “At this time 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,” the sheriff said, adding that worked for the same turkey plant as her parents for a day years ago, but

Officials confirm Jayme Closs was suspect 's 'target,' murdered her parents. Patterson, who is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of James Closs But they believe the suspect intended to abduct Closs . Patterson was arrested near his home in Douglas

"We don't think there are any other suspects who helped him with this plan and ... kidnapping," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Saturday.

Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines© Jennifer Smith Jayme Closs smiles with the family pets at her aunt's home Saturday, two days after escaping from a cabin in Gordon in Douglas County. Authorities say Jayme was kidnapped 88 days ago when her parents were murdered in her Barron home. Patterson will be represented by state public defenders Charles Glynn and Richard Jones, with assistance of the Public Defender's Office in Barron County.

"This is a very tragic situation," Glynn and Jones said in a statement issued late Friday. "There is a substantial amount of information, interest, and emotion involved in this case. Mr. Patterson’s legal team will be relying on the integrity of our judicial system to insure that everyone’s rights are protected and respected."

Neighbor said they were 'armed and ready' if Jayme Closs suspect showed up

Neighbor said they were 'armed and ready' if Jayme Closs suspect showed up There was a loud knock at the door. Kristin Kasinskas opened it to find her neighbor and a skinny girl with unkempt hair and oversized shoes. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The girl was Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old who had vanished after her parents were found dead more than two months ago, the neighbor told Kasinkas. And her alleged kidnaper was still out there, likely hunting for her.

The suspect who was taken into custody Thursday after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive has been identified. Serum said she remembers Patterson as a quiet and good student . She said he was a member of the Quiz Ball team. Serum said the school has requested extra counselors and law

Jayme Closs , 13, was skinny, dishevelled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger and pleaded for help Thursday in the small town of Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive.

Patterson graduated from high school in a class of 34 students. A description of his high school years was provided by former students who didn't want to be named.

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Classmates described him as quiet and seemingly indifferent.

"He was just kind of there," said one former student.

Patterson was voted as the "most quiet" boy in the class of 2015.

"Randomly in class, Jake would crack a joke and it would be absolutely hilarious and the whole class would hear it," the classmate said.

Another former student, who was a year behind Patterson, said, "He seemed like he was just one of those guys in school that wanted to fit in but couldn't because he lacked social skills. (He) never really made an impact in any way."

Patterson wrestled in elementary school, a classmate said, but wasn't interested in going to sporting events in high school.

He was a member of the school's Quiz Bowl team, a club described by Northwood School Superintendent Jean Serum as "a battle of the brainiacs" competition between schools.

In his freshman yearbook picture, he had tousled hair and a shy smile. He shaved his hair close sometime between the end of his sophomore year and the beginning of his junior year.

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Closs , abducted on the night her parents were killed, was held captive for three months. As soon as Closs was safe with authorities, patrol deputies found a vehicle matching the description the young teen supplied. After pulling it over and questioning the driver, authorities arrested him and placed him in

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.

In many ways, he was known by what he didn't do.

He didn't go to prom and didn't go on the senior class trip to Florida. He didn't pose with fellow graduates in the class photo. Classmates said they don't recall him participating in the ceremony.

"Which pretty much sums up, he was just there," a classmate said.

His home life remains unclear. Patterson's parents divorced in 2007. Patterson has an older brother and sister. His older brother has a criminal record, including a no contest plea to a fourth-degree sexual assault charge in 2013. The older brother was sentenced to a year's probation.

The only job that Patterson was known to have held was at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron. He worked there three years ago but quit after one day. Jayme's parents worked at the company for 27 years but authorities have said it's not believed they crossed paths with Patterson on the job.

"How did he get like this?" a classmate asked. "He just disappeared after high school."

USA TODAY-Wisconsin Network photographer T'xer Zhon Kha contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines

Police sped past only one car on their way to Jayme Closs's home. She was in the trunk..
There were screams in the background of the 911 call, so three deputies with the Barron County Sheriff's Department rushed to Jayme Closs's home just after midnight on October 15. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Lights blaring, the deputies passed just one vehicle traveling in the other direction. The maroon, older-style vehicle, which one deputy believed to be a Ford Taurus, yielded to the deputies as they sped to the home.

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