Wis. Police: Missing 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive

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Published on January 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Wis. Police: Missing 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive

Authorities said Jayme Closs was located after she sought help from a woman walking her dog.

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Wis. Police: Missing 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Found Alive

A 13-year-old girl who's been missing for almost three months  was found alive  about 65 miles away from her hometown near Barron, Wisconsin.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office  notified Barron County authorities  late Thursday night that they had located Jayme Closs.

She had last been seen in October.

"For 88 days I have stood before you and said we would work tirelessly to bring Jayme Closs home.

... Last night, our collective promise was fulfilled with Jayme's safe recovery.

Thank you to all," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a Friday press conference.

Jayme vanished the same day her parents were found dead inside their home.

Authorities believed she was in danger and searched  for her nationwide .  On Friday, authorities released some details about Jayme's recovery, including that she was located after escaping from where she was being held and seeking help from a woman walking her dog.

Police have a  21-year-old suspect  in custody.

Jake Thomas Patterson is charged with two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

He has no previous criminal history.  Jayme was taken to a local hospital Thursday and was  held overnight  for observation.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN . 

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