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Man convicted in Closs case moved out of state from Wisconsin prison

(WQOW) – The man who killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped their daughter, Jayme, is no longer in a state prison.

According to the Department of Corrections, Jake Patterson was moved out of the Dodge Correctional Institution on Monday.

DOC records show Patterson was moved out of state but an exact location is not known.

“Jake Patterson has been transferred out of Wisconsin and is currently at and out-of-state facility,” DOC told WBAY-TV in a statement.

Patterson is serving two life sentences for the murders of James and Denise Closs. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Patterson has no chance for parole.

Prosecutors say Patterson went to the Closs home in Barron on Oct. 15 with the intention of taking 13-year-old Jayme. He wore gloves so there would be no fingerprints or DNA. He shaved his face and head and showered before leaving his house. He shut off his headlights and coasted into the driveway.

A criminal complaint states Patterson first shot and killed Jayme’s father, James. Patterson found Jayme and her mother, Denise, hiding in a bathroom. The complaint states Patterson shot and killed Denise Closs in front of Jayme.

Full coverage of the Closs case is HERE.

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