‘Jamye was the target': Police reveal details of teen's abduction by 21yo suspect
Added 01-11-19 12:37:02pm EST - “A 21-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping Jayme Closs after the teen managed to escape and find help. Closs, abducted on the night her parents were killed, was held captive for three months.” - Rt.com
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“Jayme was taken against her will and taken to a residence where she was held,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters Friday. “The subject planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity.”
Closs, 13, disappeared on the night her parents were murdered in their home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15. She was found in Gordon, 66 miles from her home.
"We also do not believe at this time that the suspect had any contact with the family. We do believe Jayme was the only target," Fitzgerald said. The suspect, Jake Thomas Patterson, “had zero criminal history locally and zero criminal history in Wisconsin.”
“My agency received a 911 call about 4:30 yesterday afternoon from an individual who was out walking her dog said she was approached by a young female claiming to be Jayme Closs,” Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec told reporters.
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 custody in Barron County, where he was charged with first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping.
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