Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed

At 12:58 a.m. Monday, the Barron County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from an unknown person at a home in Barron.

The FBI has expanded nationwide its search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found murdered in the USA state of Wisconsin.

In answer to a question about denying media access before the gathering, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said that he was hosting it to give him an opportunity to connect with the citizens of Barron County.

- The release of the 911 call log in the Jayme Closs case is shedding light on the early moments of the investigation.

Fitzgerald said the public should be mindful of someone who missed work suddenly; missed scheduled appointments; suddenly left town without a reasonable explanation; changed appearance; is acting anxious, nervous, or irritable; or is paying an unusual amount of interest - either too much or too little - to the progress of the Closs investigation.


Jayme Closs is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has green eyes and blond or strawberry hair, the sheriff's department said.

There is no history of run-ins with law enforcement at the home, including no custody disputes, he previously said.

James and Denise Closs were found dead in their Barron County home Monday morning. She remains in danger according to the sheriff.

Jayme was first reported missing after officers were summoned to her home in Barron just before 1am on Monday;.

"Is it a random attack or is it a targeted attack?"


"They were kind of stumped and. real limited with what they told us", he said. He declined to elaborate as to why investigators believe she didn't run away from home, saying that disclosing more information would compromise their investigation. When the dispatcher called the number back, a voicemail greeting indicated that the phone belonged to Denise Closs. "You know you got to be sure your doors are locked all the time now, I guess".

He added that "Jayme is out there and we want to find her". That's why those leads are so important'.

Fitzgerald said Jayme is described as sweet and shy.

"The people just wanted to know what they could do to help", said the attendee.

Anyone with information regarding Closs' whereabouts or who may have had contact with her is asked to contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice Child Abduction Response Team tipline at 1-855-744-3879.


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