Missing teenager Jayme Closs whose parents were shot dead is found

Missing teenager Jayme Closs whose parents were shot dead is found

Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive in Douglas County, according to Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said Jayme was located shortly before 5 p.m., and a suspect arrested 10 minutes later.

A teenage girl, missing for months after her parents were shot dead in the family home, has been found alive in Wisconsin after she approached a dogwalker for help.

On Monday 15 October 2018, emergency services received a call at the family address from a mobile phone and heard a disturbance in the background, but no-one spoke to them directly.

The Baron County Sheriff said tonight, the department gets to fulfill the promise they made to bring Jayme home.

Wisconsin investigators see via motion-activated cameras a man in a skull cap break into Jayme's home through a patio door, according to a criminal complaint.

Fitzgerald, however, said at a press conference in October: 'I'm telling you - Jayme is missing and endangered'. Jayme was nowhere to be found, with the Barron County Sheriff's Department describing her as likely abducted.

Since her disappearance, investigators pursued thousands of tips and reviewed dozens of surveillance videos.


Local media reports they blocked all streets to an address east of the town, about a mile away from where Jayme was discovered.

As agonized relatives await word on Jayme, her aunt pleads with whoever knows where she is to contact the sheriff's department.

"I honestly had faith", she said. Police say a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the case. "It was like I was seeing a ghost", Peter Kasinskas told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

A $50,000 reward had been offered for any information leading to the discovery of Jayme.

"This case has been very trying on the family so please respect their privacy and we reunite them later tonight", Fitzgerald's said.

"Jayme Closs was not located-this is a false new story". Jayme's aunt, Jennifer Smith, told KSTP Jayme was taken to a hospital to be checked out but authorities didn't think she was injured.

It was her neighbour, who had been out walking her dog, with Jayme alongside her.

They didn't find shoe prints inside the Closs's home, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told MPR News in December.

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