Missing Wisconsin teen found alive four months later

UPDATE 1/11/2019- Barron County Sheriff’s Officials gave an update Friday, January 11, 2019 on the escape of Jayme Closs and the arrest of her captor.

Closs’s Aunt Sue Allard says the teenager was found by a woman walking her dog in a housing development outside of the town of Gordon, Wisconsin.

Not much else has been released about the escape or what has happened to Jayme since October 15, 2018 when her parents were murdered and she was kidnapped.


UPDATE January 10, 2019: 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.


Barron, WI- The Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued an Amber Alert for Jayme Closs; daughter of a Wisconsin couple that were found deceased after a 9-1-1 call was received on October 15, 2018 at 12:53 a.m.

  • Missing Since Oct 15, 2018
  • Missing From Barron, WI
  • Age Now 13 years
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Height 5’0″
  • Weight 100 lbs

On Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:53 AM, a 911 call was received from Barron, WI. Upon arrival law enforcement found 2 adults deceased, and their 13 year old daughter, Jayme Closs, missing, and is considered endangered. Anyone with information about her whereabouts or anyone that has contact with her is asked to contact the tipline at 1-855-744-3879. For up-to-date information, visit amberalertwisconsin.org

Miami Police say they received a tip that she may have been seen in the area of NW 7th Avenue and 11th Street. Detectives say if it was her, she was in a black Ford Explorer with Wisconsin Tags I60wer.

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