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.
People across the nation helped in the effort to search for Jayme Closs, including two firefighters from Middleton. The two were shocked but happy to hear she’s home safe.
Jayme Closs has been reunited with her aunt, Jennifer Naiberg Smith, today at the hospital, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
The Douglas County man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents had made extensive plans to kidnap the Barron County teen.
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Barron County authorities explain how Jayme Closs was found
After a false alarm call earlier in the day, Jennifer Smith was moved to tears when she found out her niece Jayme Closs had been found safe.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Department confirms Jayme Closs has been found alive.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said previously that he had a “gut feeling” that Jayme Closs would be found alive.
A new tree of hope shines bright for Jayme Closs. The Barron girl went missing after parents were found murdered in their home in October.
The green and blue balloons symbolized hope for Jayme’s safe return.