An Amber Alert was issued on Monday, Oct. 15, for a Wisconsin teenager who was reported missing. Authorities fear Jayme Closs’s life may be at risk after her parents were found dead in the home they all shared together.
According to a press release posted to Facebook, “The Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a subject asking for help at 1268 Hwy 8. When deputies arrived on scene they found two deceased adults. A 13-year-old female is missing from the residence and is considered missing and endangered.”
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said there had been gunshots, but he did not elaborate on how the couple died. Investigators do not yet have any leads or suspects, but they have enlisted the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as the FBI, which has agents who specialize in missing children cases, the sheriff said. He said Jayme is not considered a suspect in her parents’ deaths.
“At the end of the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound. That’s our goal. That’s our only goal right now,” Fitzgerald said at a news briefing.
In a statement to WQOW News 18, he added, “We’ve searched the area around the residence to make sure she didn’t just run outside [or] go into the woods,” he told the outlet Monday afternoon. “We’ve used drones, we’ve used infrared… we searched the school, we’ve met with her friends, we’re working very closely with the Barron Riverview Middle School where she attends school — we have officers there today. We’re working with anybody that may have any bit of information.”
Jayme, who is five feet tall and 100 pounds, has green eyes and blond or strawberry hair. Anyone with information about her possible whereabouts or anyone that has contact with Jayme is encouraged to contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-537-3106 immediately.
We called the Barron County Sheriff’s dept and were told there are no new developments at this time.
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