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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…

Minnesota-Based Jennie-O, Hormel donating $25,000 of reward money to Jayme Closs

BARRON, Wis. (FOX 9) – Hormel Foods and Jennie-O will donate $25,000 to Jayme Closs, the company announced Wednesday. The funds were initially offered as reward money for information leading to the teen’s return. On Oct. 15, Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, and both her parents were killed. She escaped on Jan. 10 and shortly after, her kidnapper Jake…

Gayle King Really Loves The Bathrooms At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

King shot a video inside one of the bathrooms and posted the video to her Instagram account

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “CBS This Morning” co-anchor and Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, really loves the bathrooms at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. She loves them so much, she shot a video inside one of the bathrooms and posted the video to her Instagram account. “And the award for best bathroom goes to Minneapolis St. Paul. Why? Look at this bathroom,”…

How Could Someone Like Jayme Closs Recover From Trauma?

FARGO, N.D. – For Jayme Closs, the process to get back to normalcy is not one someone can predict. “One trauma doesn’t necessarily impact each kid that might go through the exact same thing in the same way,” Child Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at The Village Family Service Center Shauna Erickson said. That’s why there isn’t a one size fits all…

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…

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…

Dogwalker, Couple Describe Intense Moment They Found Jayme Closs

  GORD ON, Wisc. – Police are still trying to figure out how Jayme Closs got away from the home she was held. She escaped from captivity herself but was helped by neighbors in Gordon, Wisconsin. “It has been 88 days of hope for her safe return, 88 days of prayers for Jayme, her family, friends, our students, staff and…

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…