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GoFundMe Raises Money For The Care of Jayme Closs

A fund has also been started at Sterling Bank called the Closs Family Benefit Fund.

BARRON, WI — GoFundMe has approved a fundraiser for Jayme Closs and her family. It was established to raise money for Jayme’s aunt, who is now taking care of the teen. The story on the website says the funds will help with the ongoing costs of Jayme’s medical care and recovery. More than $7,000 of a $20,000 goal has been…

Accused Closs Kidnapper Has Bail Set At $5 Million

Jake Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County Jail.

BARRON, WI — A Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents sat impassively as a judge set his bail at $5 million. Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Jake Patterson with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of armed burglary. Patterson appeared in court via video feed from the Barron County…

Man Accused Of Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen And Killing Her Parents Expected In Court

21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin

GORDON, WI — As Jayme Closs starts her road to recovery following her kidnapping, investigators are trying to piece together what happened during the nearly three months she was in captivity. 21-year-old Jake Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Wisconsin. He is accused of shooting and killing Jayme’s parents before abducting the 13-year-old from her northwestern Wisconsin home…

Sheriff: Suspect in Closs Murders & Kidnapping Went Through Great Lengths to Evade Police

BARRON, Wisc. (FOX 9) – Law enforcement has recovered a shotgun consistent with the weapon used to kill Jayme Closs’ parents in October, police say. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald gave an update to the case Friday afternoon saying investigators recovered a gun “consistent with what was used at the scene of the homicide,” Oct. 15. The Sheriff says he is waiting for examination…

Selfie shows Jayme Closs reunited with aunt

A photo of Jayme Closs and her aunt and godmother Jennifer Naiberg Smith. It’s the first photo of Jayme since she has been reunited with her family. Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Naiberg SmithBARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Jayme Closs and her aunt and godmother Jennifer Naiberg Smith are reunited Friday afternoon as shown in a selfie posted on Facebook . The photo shows a happy Naiberg…

Jayme Closs, Missing Since Her Parents Were Murdered, Found Alive

BARRON, Wisc. – After being missing for almost three months, Jayme Closs is found alive. Barron County, Wisconsin Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the Douglas County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s office located her and took a suspect into custody shortly thereafter on Thursday night. Reporter Paul Blume with KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul says Sheriff Fitzgerald told him Closs was found near Duluth. The…

Funeral Set For Parents As Search Continues For Missing Teen

Deputies responding to a 911 call on October 15 found the couple dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin

BARRON, WI — A funeral will be held this weekend for a Wisconsin couple who were shot dead in their home last week. Their 13-year-old daughter is still missing. Services for James and Denise Closs will held Saturday in Cameron, next to the couple’s hometown of Barron. Deputies responding to a 911 call on October 15 found the couple dead in…

Vigil Tonight For Missing Wisconsin Teenager

A ``Gathering of Hope`` will take place Monday evening at Riverview Middle School in Barron for Jayme Closs, who hasn't been seen since Oct. 15 .

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A small, rural community in western Wisconsin is planning a vigil for a missing 13_year_old girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home. A “Gathering of Hope“ will take place Monday evening at Riverview Middle School in Barron for Jayme Closs, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 15 . Deputies responding to a…