Wisconsin home where Jayme Closs was allegedly held captive for months revealed
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 15, 2019,
Jan 15, 2019, 0:15
Jake Patterson, 21, has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping over the incident.
Investigators believe he broke into James and Denise Closs' home near Barron on October 15, killed the couple and abducted their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs.
Barron County Sheriff Christopher Fitzgerald said he does not believe her kidnapper took her across state lines. The complaint says Jayme and her mother then hid in the bathroom and realized James Closs had been killed after hearing a shot. Her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press that Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she doesn't know Patterson at all.
Patterson was arrested soon after Jayme found help.
Jayme Closs on Thursday fled the cabin near the small town of Gordon where she said she had been imprisoned.
And to ensure she was trapped, Jayme told officials he would stack containers with heavy weights around the bed "so she could not move them without his being able to detect it".
Her aunt said Jayme slept well.
Jayme was hospitalized, and later released and reunited with her relatives and dog, Molly, in Barron.
"The sermon, they say you gotta preach with the Bible in one hand and the paper in the other", Pastor Matthews said.
Jayme was missing for almost three months before she escaped from a cabin in Gordon late last week.
Nutter objected to a media report that described Jayme as being "dirty", but she said the girl clearly wasn't appropriately dressed for being outside and was obviously in distress. The public defenders didn't reveal many specifics about what they expect from Monday's court hearing, but they acknowledged the case was "a tragic situation from every perspective".
Investigators also don't know the conditions under which she was kept in the cabin in the remote Wisconsin community of Gordon or how she escaped.
"She's doing exceptionally well for what she went through", Naiberg told The Associated Press by phone. "I think all of our prayers is what brought her home", said Geri Schoenecker, another church member.
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"How will you go about getting the answers to all of the questions that so many people have, and yourself included?"
"We will make sure forever", she added.
Nutter, a social worker who spent year working for the child protection services, spotted that Jayme looked unkempt and wasn't dressed for the cold weather and approached the teen, at which point Closs disclosed who she was.
It says he hid Jayme under a bed for hours at a time and warned her that "bad things could happen to her" if anyone found her there.
Jayme described Patterson's auto to law enforcement officers and they found him soon after, driving the streets, allegedly hunting her.
This is the cabin where Jayme Closs is believed to have been held captive for 88 days.
On. Jan. 10 Jayme told investigators Patterson meant to be gone for several hours. My sister Denisey-Pooh and Jim. we have your baby girl in our arms and may you both now Rest In Peace, we will never forget you.
According to De Andriano, the family wants to be in court because "they want justice".
Police found James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead in their home three months ago.
Charging documents could shed more light on the case.
Fitzgerald said it's not clear whether Patterson, who is unemployed, owns the home, or how he kept Jayme there.
"In my mind, I said, 'oh, that can't be the same person, '" she said.