A missing 13-year-old girl, whose parents were slain last year, has been found alive. Authorities say Jayme Closs was spotted 70 miles north of her family’s home in Gordon, WI. Now, a suspect is in custody.
“It was a split-second decision,” a source close to the investigation told the outlet. “It was live or die. Jayme found an opportunity to escape captivity and she did.”
They added that, over the last 87 days, the teen has endured unimaginable things. “The man had the specific intent to abduct and torture Jayme — she was malnourished and dehydrated.” Without disclosing the grisly details, the source continued, “The things Jayme went through are so disturbing, so demented and sickening that the most twisted horror director couldn’t recreate it.”
In a statement on Thursday, Jan. 10, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald revealed in a statement: “Jayme Closs has been located. On Thursday evening the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the Douglas CO WI Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive. Shortly after this, a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case. We do not any other details at this time as this is a very fluid and active investigation. We will not be answering any questions or taking calls on this tonight.”
He added, “We want to thank the Douglas Co Sheriff’s Department and agencies assisting them tonight. We also want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies across the state and county that have assisted us in this case. We also could not have endured this case without the support of the public and I want to thank them for all the support and help.”
“Finally, we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing. We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!”
Radar reports that a man in his early twenties is now behind bars in Douglas County Jail. He has not been charged.
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