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CrimeJayme Closs honored by state Assembly as 'Hometown Hero'

23:35  15 may  2019
23:35  15 may  2019 Source:   wisn.com

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MADISON (WKOW) — Jayme Closs , the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, was honored Wednesday before the Wisconsin Assembly as a hometown hero . Closs toured the state capitol during her visit.

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Jayme Closs was honored Wednesday by the Wisconsin Assembly as a "hometown hero."

Closs appeared with family members and friends to receive her honor. It was a rare public appearance for Closs, who escaped her kidnapper in January after being held captive in a remote northwestern Wisconsin cabin for three months.

Her aunt, Jen Smith, accepted the award and said Closs's bravery and spirit are inspiring. Closs stood behind her aunt but did not speak.

Jake Patterson has pleaded guilty to kidnapping Closs and killing her parents on Oct. 15.

He faces life in prison when sentenced on May 24.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old teenager who was held prisoner in a Wisconsin cabin for three months before escaping her abductor is being honored by state lawmakers as a “ hometown hero .”. Jayme Closs appeared with family members and friends to receive her honor in the Assembly

MADISON (WKOW) — Jayme Closs , the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, was honored today before the Wisconsin Assembly Wednesday as a hometown hero . Jayme Closs ’s aunt, Jennifer Smith, spoke on behalf of Jayme after being

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