Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs will reportedly be receiving the $25,000 reward for her return after rescuing herself from her captor. Turkey products company Jennie-O, where Jayme’s slain parents used to work, says they will give the money directly to Jayme now that she has been found. Watch the video above for more details, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
The 13-year-old was miraculously found alive in rural Wisconsin on January 10. She managed to escape captivity nearly three months after going missing in mid-October. During that time, Jennie-O’s parent company Hormel Foods contributed resources to search and rescue efforts, including $25,000 toward a reward. “We are overjoyed at the news of Jayme’s safe return,” Jim Snee, the president and chief executive officer of Minnesota-based Hormel Foods, said after she was found.
“Her bravery and strength have truly inspired our team members around the world,” Jim continued while talking about Jayme’s safe return. The company said Jayme’s parents Denise, 46, and James, 56, were longtime employees of the Jennie-O store in Barron and they will be greatly missed.
“While we are still mourning the loss of longtime family members Jim and Denise, we are so thankful for Jayme’s brave escape and that she is back in Barron,” Steve Lykken, the president of Jennie-O Turkey Store, also said in a heartfelt statement released on January 24. “Our hope is that a trust fund can be used for Jayme’s needs today and in the future,” he added.
Jake Patterson has been accused of fatally shooting Denise and James in their home, then kidnapping Jayme. The 21-year-old was arrested on January 10, on homicide and kidnapping charges, according to a report from Fox News. An investigation into Jake’s alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Jayme and the murder of her parents, James and Denise, is currently underway.