What Happened to Jayme Closs Is Miraculous


Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs (shown above left) — found alive on Thursday after a three-month disappearance — was targeted by a 21-year-old man authorities think she’d never met.

He suddenly showed up at her home, killed her parents, and held her captive for 88 excruciating days, officials said Friday.

The suspect in the teen’s disappearance was identified as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson (above right) of Gordon.

A criminal complaint charging Patterson with two counts of homicide and one count of kidnapping is “expected to be filed next week,” the District Attorney’s Office said Friday, according to the Star Tribune.

He was arrested Thursday on homicide and kidnapping charges.

Douglas County Sheriff Thomas Dalbec said Patterson surrendered peacefully and was arrested “just down the road from the residence.”

His first court appearance has not been scheduled.

#jaymecloss #faith #answeredprayers Jayme Closs found. We have witnessed the power of prayer and miracles pic.twitter.com/nnQxF0nBEA

— Find Jayme Closs (@ClossFind) January 11, 2019

Authorities said they believed Closs was Patterson’s “only target” and was taken against her will.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Patterson, who had no prior criminal record, “planned his actions and took many steps to hide his identity.”

He said Patterson killed Closs’s parents to kidnap her.

Closs vanished October 15 after James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were gunned down inside their home in Barron County, located about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

Officials determined Closs was inside the home when her parents were murdered, but then the trail went cold.

With faith, prayer, persistence and hope our community, nation and world was given a miracle . As we continue to pray for Jayme and her family as they heal,recover and also grieve the loss of Jim and Denise. Welcome home#JaymeCloss #found #jaymecloss pic.twitter.com/hYNJOJEQBC

— Find Jayme Closs (@ClossFind) January 11, 2019

Closs was eventually placed at the top of the FBI’s kidnapping and missing persons list and, while details were scarce, authorities continued to suggest the 13-year-old was alive.

Police on Friday praised Closs’s perseverance, which culminated in her flight to freedom.

“It’s amazing, the will of that 13-year-old girl to survive and escape,” Fitzgerald said.

FBI Milwaukee tweeted Friday to thank law enforcement, citizens and the media for their hard work.

“We thank all of our law enforcement partners, including the citizens of the community and the media for keeping the information of 13 year old Jayme Closs

Source:: LifeZette


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