Details are very scarce, but the most important fact is that 13-year-old Jayme Closs – who went missing in October amidst the murder of her parents – has been found alive in Wisconsin police. To review, Closs disappeared back on October 15th when her parents – 56-year-old James and 46-year-old and Denise Closs – were found shot to death in their Barron County home.
After a massive search effort that tapered off, officials appeared out of leads. Fast-forward to yesterday, and Jayme was found in Gordon, which is in the northwestern part of the state…about 100-miles away. According to reports, Jayme escaped from a home and found a neighbor, told them who she was - and asked them to call 911.
A suspect is now in custody and Barron County officials are planning to hold a press conference this morning. Meanwhile, the family is overjoyed – but cautious – as no one’s saying what condition the teen is in. "I mean I’m shocked," Jayme's aunt, Kelly Engelhardt, tells K-A-R-E 11. "It's what we’ve prayed for every single day. "I honestly had faith. I figured if they hadn’t found her by now that the person that did this didn’t want her dead, so I had hope. Every day there was hope. We had too much love and support around us for us to give up."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel