Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were shot dead, found safe

Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were shot dead, found safe

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday night that 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive.

Police say this is a fluid, active investigation and have not yet released the name of the suspect.

Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was declared "missing and endangered" after her parents were found dead in their home in October has been found.

Police arrived less than five minutes after the end of a 911 call reportedly made from Denise Closs' mobile phone. "Call 911!" said a neighbour who recognised the child, the paper added.

Kelly said she didn't believe Jayme had been physically hurt and said she was expected to be home on Friday. Investigators said Closs was quickly ruled out as a suspect.

When asked what she would tell Jayme's extended family, Wetterling said she would tell them to stay strong for her as they piece together what happened.

Officers from the Franklin Police Department, the Walworth County Sheriff's Department, the Milwaukee Police Department, Town of East Troy Police Department and members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice are on the scene.

Detectives have pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for Closs since her October 15 disappearance.

Gordon lies about 40 miles south of Lake Superior and about 65 miles north of Barron, Jayme's hometown. Closs approached her and told her that she needed help.

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Shortly after she was found, a suspect in the case was taken into custody. The neighbor shouted, "This is Jayme Closs! It was like I was seeing a ghost", Peter Kasinskas said. She immediately brought her to the Kasinskas' home to call authorities.

Jayme has been missing for almost two months now, and the community is finding ways to pay tribute to her. We also want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies across the state and country that have assisted us in this case.

Jayme's aunt, Sue Allard, said her niece was in the hospital Thursday night. The FBI offered a cash reward for information on her whereabouts, and authorities urged hunters in the area to be on the lookout for clues.

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