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Man charged with burglarizing Closs home, cleared of involvement in disappearance

BARRON (WKOW) — A Barron County man has been charged with burglary for breaking into the home where two people were killed and their daughter was last seen before being reported missing.

Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, 32, of Cameron, Wisconsin, faces one count of burglary and a felony county of bail jumping, according to a criminal complaint.

Jaenke-Annis was seen entering the home after 2 a.m. on Oct. 27 on surveillance cameras set up by the Department of Criminal Investigation.

When authorities arrived, they ordered Jaenke-Annis to come out of the home and he was arrested.

Jaenke-Annis told authorties that he went into what he believed was Jayme Closs’s bedroom and took items of clothing, according to the complaint.

Jaenke-Annis has been cleared of any involvement in the disappearance of Jayme Closs and the killings of her parents, James and Denise, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

He appeared in Barron County Circuit Court today, and will return for his adjourned initial appearance on Nov. 11.

There currently is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the return of Jayme Closs.


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