Missing Wisconsin teen found after three months, kidnapping suspect in custody

11 2019 by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin shows Jake Thomas Patterson 21 suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs,13

11 2019 by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin shows Jake Thomas Patterson 21 suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs,13

"We are still mourning the loss of long-time Jennie-O family members Jim and Denise, but our entire team is celebrating with the community, and the world, that Jayme has been found", Mr Lykken said.

Her family have vowed to make her feel safe again and acknowledge her recovery will take time.

Kate Raddatz spoke with a victim specialist at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center to find out why Jayme's case is so meaningful.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was arrested and jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges shortly after Closs was found.

"Jayme was the hero in the case".

Still, Straub says Jayme's case gives several lessons.

Patterson, who is unemployed with no criminal record, was scheduled for an initial court appearance on Monday when homicide and kidnapping charges are expected to be filed.

The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October wasn't home when the teenager made her escape and he "appeared to be out looking for her" when authorities located him, officials said Friday.

"I can tell you that the subject planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the general public", he said.

"The million-dollar question is why", Fitzgerald said Saturday.

The sheriff said he didn't know whether Jayme had been physically abused.

"They just surrounded me with love and gave me a normal home and that to me. was the most important thing", Beers said. She also said, Jayme was next to her all night and that it was a "great feeling to have her home". "I'm lost, '" Nutter recalled.

The door of Jayme's family home near Barron 100km away had been blasted down with a shotgun in October, her parents gunned down, and Jayme abducted.

Investigators have said Patterson's goal was to kidnap Closs, but he appears to have no connection to the family. He surrendered peacefully, authorities said.

Barron, a town of less than 3 square miles, has a population of about 3,300, according to US Census figures.

When deputies arrested him, he was out looking for Jayme, Fitzgerald said.

Knight said she went through a range of emotions when she got out: sadness, fear, shame, and wondering if she would ever trust anyone again.

The few neighbours who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote development that's a mix of seasonal and year-round homes about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Gordon proper.

Police are now trying to work out why Patterson targeted Closs. Kristin Kasinskas told CNN that Jayme told them that she had been held captive not far away.

Jayme approached Nutter around 4 p.m. Thursday and asked for help.

Jayme Closs was missing for 88 days. Kasinskas told The Star Tribune that she didn't even realize he was her neighbor.

The teen was able to escape from a cabin before flagging down a pedestrian walking her dog in the town of Gordon. They say she was "the only target". He said she was largely silent and did not talk about how Patterson had kept her confined.

In a newly released photo, the teen is seen smiling with Smith.

"She looked. kind of in rough shape".

Her uncle, Jeff Closs, told KARE News the family had "thought it was going to be a different ending".

Jayme provided a description of Patterson's vehicle.

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there.

Jayme Closs's aunt, Jennifer Naiberg Smith, posted an update on Jayme's condition Saturday morning, shared via the Healing For Jayme Closs Facebook page.

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