Jake Patterson

Jake Patterson Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her Parents

Patterson held Jayme captive for 88 days

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – A judge sentenced Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was convicted of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her two parents in October 2018, to life in prison Friday. Last October, Patterson broke into the Closs home, killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped Jayme, holding her captive for 88 days before she eventually escaped on Jan. 10. Patterson was arrested later that…

Jake Patterson Pleads Guilty In Kidnapping of Jayme Closs, Death of Her Parents

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – The 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents pleaded guilty Wednesday in Barron County. Jake Patterson is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary. He faces mandatory life sentences if convicted on the homicide charges. The kidnapping charge carries a maximum sentence…

Suspect in Jayme Closs Case Will Be In Court Today

Jake Patterson has already confessed to investigators and indicated to several media outlets that he will plead guilty tomorrow to spare more harm for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption (FOX 9) – The Wisconsin man accused of abducting Jayme Closs and killing her parents is expected back in court Wednesday to answer to the charges. Jake Patterson has already confessed to investigators and indicated to several media outlets that he will plead guilty tomorrow to spare more harm for 13-year-old Jayme…

Alleged Jayme Closs abductor does not enter plea, case going to trial

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Jake Patterson, the suspect charged in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and murder of her parents, appeared in Barron County District Court Wednesday. This was Patterson’s first public appearance; his first appearance was via video conference from jail. The suspect entered the packed courtroom as nearly 20 members of the Closs family looked on. The defense said Patterson…

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…

21-year-old man charged in Jayme Closs abduction, parents’ murders

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Jake Patterson, 21, is now charged in connection with the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the murders of her parents, James and Denise, in their home in Barron, Wisconsin on Oct. 15. After missing for 88 days, Jayme escaped from Patterson’s home in Gordon, Wisconsin on Thursday and found help from a dog walker, who…

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…