Sheriff's office: 13-year-old missing WI girl found alive

Posted: 8:46 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 02:56:18Z
Sheriff's office: 13-year-old missing WI girl found alive

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Jayme Closs has been located and is alive.

According to the sheriff’s office, they were notified by the Douglas County WI Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive. She has been missing since October 2018.

Shortly after this, a suspect was taken into custody in regards to the case. There are no other details on the case at this time due to a fluid and active investigation.

According to ABC News , Jayme was kidnapped after her parents were found murdered in their Wisconsin home in October. Investigators believed Jayme was kidnapped before her parents were gunned down in their home.

When authorities responded to the home, they found the front door kicked in and the couple had been shot to death. Jayme was believed to be home when they were killed, but she was gone when authorities arrived.

A press conference is set to take place at 10 a.m. on Friday with the sheriff's department in Barron. The sheriff's office said they will be receiving support from the FBI and the Wisconsin DCI agents as the investigation continues. 

The sheriff's department made a statement on finding Jayme:

We want to thank the Douglas Co Sheriff’s Department and agencies assisting them tonight. 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.

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!  

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