On October 15, 2018, at 1:00 am, 911 dispatchers received a phone call from a number located at the home of the Closs family in Barron, Wisconsin. There was no conversation between the caller and the dispatcher, only severe yelling and commotion could be heard. Once authorities arrived on the scene, they could never have imagined what they’d find.
Both the mother and father, James and Denise, were found fatally shot inside the home and their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Lynn, was nowhere to be found. From that moment on, law enforcement officers have been diligently on the hunt to find Jayme and, the more evidence they uncover, the more suspicious the disappearance becomes.
So far, the police have received over 2,000 leads to Jayme’s whereabouts but none leading them to her safe rescue. Unfortunately, the clues left at the scene of the crime were very minimal, giving the police very little information to work with.
According to sources: “[The] evidence - or a lack of evidence - seems to suggest that the killer or killers didn’t get very far into the home sometime after midnight on October 15. Investigators have not recovered any DNA evidence or fingerprints, nor did they find shoe prints inside the home.” From what they’ve gathered, though, they do not have any suspicion as to Jayme being the killer of her parents.
On January 15, 2019, the Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald, has arranged a press conference to divulge updates on the missing Jayme Closs. There is currently a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
The authorities are pleading with the public to keep an eye out for any information that could lead to Jayme’s safe return home. When she was last seen, she was 13 years old with green eyes. She weighed 100 pounds and had strawberry blonde hair. She also has a very distinct chin dimple.
If you have information that would help, you are urged to call the tip line at 1.855.744.3879. Please share this with everyone you know so that Jayme can be found safe!