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Jayme Closs Found After Abduction in October 2018

Police identified a 21-year-old Wisconsin man Friday as the suspect in the case of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who was found alive Thursday after disappearing the day her parents were murdered in October. Police identified the suspect as Jake Thomas Patterson of Gordon, Wisconsin, and said he was charged with the killings and the kidnapping. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters at a press conference that it appeared Patterson went to the Closs’ home with the intention of abducting Jayme. Fitzgerald said he didn’t know how Patterson knew her. Police were not looking for additional suspects, Fitzgerald said. The sheriff said Gordon, where Jayme was found, was not on authorities’ radar. “In cases like this, we often need a big break, and it was Jayme herself who gave us that break,” FBI Special Agent Justin Tolomeo said. Gordon is about 65 miles north of Jayme’s home in Barron, where she was last seen. Patterson didn’t have a criminal history locally, Fitzgerald said. He was not currently employed. Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec said Jayme provided police with a description of Patterson’s vehicle. A patrol sergeant pulled over a vehicle matching the description and took Patterson into custody without incident, Dalbec said. Patterson was arrested just down the road from his home, Dalbec said. No one else was found in the home, Fitzgerald said. Jayme escaped from Patterson’s home on foot, Fitzgerald said. Dalbec said she came across a woman who was out walking her dog. Jayme Closs was target in abduction that left her parents dead, police say. Updated on: January 11, 2019 / 2:18 PM / CBS News Jennifer Lindgren Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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