The parents of Jayme Closs were discovered murdered back in October but Jayme herself went missing. The parents were shot dead by someone as yet unknown and there was no specific knowledge about Jayme herself. Perhaps she had been kidnapped, perhaps she had also been murdered yet left elsewhere. Now we know the answer – she had been kidnapped. She’s been found in a town some 70 miles away.
Missing teen Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday night. Jayme vanished early Oct. 15 when sheriff’s deputies, responding to a 911 call, found the door to her family’s home near Barron kicked in. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since.
As to the specifics of how she was found:
Kristin Kasinskas was at home Thursday evening when someone pounded on the door. When she opened it, her neighbor was standing next to a skinny girl with unkempt hair and oversized shoes. “This is Jayme Closs!” the neighbor said, according to an account Kasinskas gave to the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. “Call 911!”
With those words, the frantic search for Jayme ended 87 days after she vanished on October 15, the same night police found her parents dead in their home near Barron, Wisconsin. She was located Thursday in the Wisconsin town of Gordon — about 70 miles north of where she was last seen.
As the stunned neighbors stood at the door, Jayme did not say a word.
The neighbour had been out walking the dog when Jayme Closs approached and asked for help. And yes, there is a suspect in custody:
A suspect was taken into custody. Authorities said there is no other information at this time.
That is, we’ve all really no idea of what actually happened, only that Jayme herself is safe and sound.