The world has been abuzz about the mysterious and frightful disappearance of Wisconsin native, 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Late one evening, 911 dispatchers received a phone call from inside the home. There was no verbal connection, but the dispatcher could hear a great deal of screaming on the other end of the line. When they tried to call the number back, they got no answer.
This immediately triggered emergency vehicles to swarm the area, and what they found was just as devastating as they thought. Inside the home, they found 56-year-old James Closs and 46-year-old Denise Closs shot dead. Together, the couple shared a 13-year-old who was nowhere to be found.
After three months of rigorous searching and investigating, police finally were able to locate Jayme safe and sound and arrest the man responsible for her disappearance. On the evening of January 10, they made the official statement release of the news.
Sources state: “Jayme was rescued Thursday afternoon after escaping her alleged captor and approaching a woman for help who was walking her dog just outside of Gordon, Wisconsin.”
“The woman reportedly brought Jayme to the nearby front door of Kristin and Peter Kasinskas, who opened their front door around 4 p.m. to the sound of frantic knocking from a female neighbor. ‘This is Jayme Closs!’ the woman said. ‘Call 911!!’”
The man that has been taken into custody for her abduction is 21-year-old Jake Thoms Patterson of Gordon, Wisconsin. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one of kidnapping.
Sources state that Patterson was nowhere on their radar and had no criminal history to date, causing this to be even more suspicious. “At the press conference, Baron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald alleged the suspect planned the crime and that Jayme was the only target. Patterson allegedly went to the home for the purpose of kidnapping Jayme and had no prior contact with the parents.”
They continued: “The suspect took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the public.”
Please pray for Jayme in the weeks and months to come. This entire scenario is hard for anyone to process, especially for a young child who is now without a mother and father. We are so thankful the police and the public never gave up on her and she was found alive and safe!