News 8 at Noon Live Coverage - Jayme Closs Found

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Published on January 11, 2019 -

News 8 at Noon Live Coverage - Jayme Closs Found

Missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs was found safe nearly three months after she was abducted in northern Wisconsin.


News 8 at Noon Live Coverage - Jayme Closs Found

I'm scott behrens.

Missing wisconsin teen jayme closs was found safe nearly three months after she was abducted in northern wisconsin.

Closs went missing october 15-th ... from her barron county home.

Her parents were found murdered.

A week later ... 2- thousand people came together to search for closs.

As hunting season begain in the middle of november ... hunters were encouraged to report things they saw while hunting.

Last night ... jayme was discovered after having escaped from a home near on wisconsin ... about an hour north of barron.

News 8's jordan fremstad is in barron county ... and joins us now with the latest.


Good afternoon scott...well if you watched the news conference that just took place a few hours ago you know that jake thomas patterson is the 21 year old gordon resident who has been charged with the kidnapping and death of closs's parents.

The feeling here in barron can only be described as "pure joy" there are signs everywhere that way welcome home jayme.

This community went through 87 days of unanswered questions and now after numerous tips...prayers...a nd 88 gave the town their wish.

Jayme is safe and now law enforcement can piece together exactly what happened in this small community.

We spoke to local at seasons cafe here in barron and we will share their joy with you tonight coming up at 5 and 6 tonight.

Reporting from barron wisconsin i'm jordan fremstad news 8.

Thanks jordan.

The barron county sheriff also shared his appreciation to the community at a press conference earlier this morning.

"for 88 days, you called in tips, brought us food, searched arm in arm with us, wrote us notes and never gave up hope.

As the days and weeks wore on, you still continue to call.

Law enforcement locally and across the country continue to comb through 3,500 tips and the family never gave up hope.

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

Thank you to all."

We will have much more about closs being found alive tonight at 5 and 6 ... and all day on news 8- thousand dot

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