The Wisconsin man who admitted kidnapping a 13-year-old girl after killing her parents was sentenced today.
Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, is being honored before the Wisconsin Assembly Wednesday as a hometown hero.
Many from the community rallied together Saturday at Barron High School to put on a fundraiser in support of Jayme Closs and her family.
Jake Patterson, the man charged with kidnapping Barron County teen Jayme Closs and killing her parents, reportedly held a Christmas gathering while Closs was hidden in the same home.
A prayer and gratitude service to celebrate her safe return to relatives was held Sunday night. Dozens of people filled the sanctuary to help lift up Jayme, her family and each other after their journey through darkness that chilled northwest Wisconsin and beyond.
When Amy Pullen went to work last week, the Douglas County, Wisconsin, 911 dispatcher had no idea she’d answer the call that would bring an end to weeks of searching: Jayme Closs had been found.
In this week’s cover story, PEOPLE goes inside the shocking ordeal of 13-year-old Jayme Closs who survived 88 days in captivity aftere her parents were murdered until she broke free Jan. 10.
Defense attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teen and fatally shooting her parents say his motivations will become clear as the case progresses.
The Douglas County Sheriff said GoFundMe accounts set up for the man accused of killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping their daughter Jayme are not legitimate.
Authorities are deciding what to do with a $50,000 reward for information about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, after the couple who called 911 after Closs was found said they do not want the reward.
Jake Thomas Patterson, the man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, has been moved out of the Barron County Jail.
Lights blaring, the deputies passed just one vehicle traveling in the other direction. The maroon, older-style vehicle, which one deputy believed to be a Ford Taurus, yielded to the deputies as they sped to the home.
The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents sat impassively as a judge set his bail at $5 million.