Prosecutors have charged a man with burglarizing the Closs family home. According to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, Kyle Jaenke-Annis was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stealing missing teen Jayme‘s underwear, two pink shirts, and a dress.
Police reportedly confirmed to Radar Online that Kyle told them he was “curious about what size Jayme was.”
Motion cameras installed by authorities detected the 32-year-old when he entered the Wisconsin home just after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The blinds were reportedly open and the lights were on before police ordered him to exit the residence with his arms raised.
The FBI interviewed the thief at the Jennie-O Turkey plant where he worked alongside Jayme’s parents, who were found murdered in their Barron, WI home on Oct. 15. “The defendant stated he left work at the Jennie-O Turkey Store that evening and rode his bicycle to a laundromat in Barron,” the arresting documents state. “The defendant stated he then walked from the laundromat to the Closs residence.”
Documents obtained by the publication reveal Kyle was charged with felony burglary and felony bail jumping. Authorities do not, however, believe he is a suspect in the case.
As of Oct. 29, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $50,000 reward for help in locating the 13-year-old. According to a press release posted to Facebook, “We have received over 2000 tips and have closed over 1875 of them and continue to work on this case. Please continue to call in your tips 1-855-744-3879 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will bring Jayme home. There is a tip out there that will break this case, keep them coming in. Thank you again for the community support behind the law enforcement effort on this case.”
Scott added information about Kyle’s arrest as well. “Also on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, we arrested Kyle Jaenke, 32, of Cameron for Burglary at the Closs home. Jaenke has been cleared of any involvement in the disappearance but was charged in Barron County Court today with Burglary and Bail Jumping.”
Our thoughts go out to the Closs’ family and friends during this tragic time.