BARRON COUNTY (WKOW) — The Barron County sheriff is asking for up to 2,000 volunteer searchers Tuesday to look for clues into the disappearance of a 13-year-old after her parents were shot to death a week ago.
Denise and James Closs were found dead after someone called 911 from their home in Barron around 1 a.m. on Monday, October 21. When deputies arrived, Jayme Closs was nowhere to be found.
The sheriff is requesting the public’s assistance on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in conducting an expanded routine search for articles of evidentiary value that may be related to the incident, according to a news release.
Volunteers should report to the staging area at 1883 Highway 25, Barron, also known as The Hungry Hollow Grounds at the intersection of Highway 25 and 19th Avenue no later than 9 a.m.
All volunteers must be registered at the staging area in order to participate in the search. Barron County officials will register all volunteers until 9 a.m., gates will close promptly at that time. Authorities hope the search to be completed by 4 pm.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and present a picture form of identification. Volunteers must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Proper footwear (boots required) and cold weather clothing are required and may become dirty or stained, according to the news release.
Please do not call. The sheriff says 2,000 volunteers is the maximum needed at this time.
The sheriff encourages people to continue to phone in tips at 1-855-744-3879.