Jayme Closs

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis.
T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool
May 24, 2019 - 9:42 am
By Amy Forlitti and Todd Richmond Associated Press BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson...
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 Jake Patterson appears for his preliminary hearing at Barron County Circuit Court in Barron, Wis. Patterson, charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents.
T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP
March 27, 2019 - 2:51 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive in a remote cabin for three months, in a move that spares the girl and her family from the possible trauma of having to testify at his trial. Jake...
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This aerial photo shows the cabin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held by Jake Thomas Patterson, is surrounded by law enforcement vehicles, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 in the town Gordon, Wis.
Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months decided to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told...
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Jake Thomas Patterson
Barron County Sherrif's Department
January 14, 2019 - 9:19 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding the girl against her will for three months is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, and charging documents could shed light on why he targeted the girl. Prosecutors...
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Jake Thomas Patterson
Barron County Sherrif's Department
January 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
GORDON, Wis. (AP) — The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents with a shotgun nearly three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until that fateful night, blending into the state's vast northwestern forests. Jake Thomas Patterson grew up in...
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James Closs vanished early October 15 and her parents were found fatally shot in their home near the city of Barron in northwestern Wisconsin.
Barron Co Sheriff via CNN
January 10, 2019 - 10:09 pm
By Sheena Jones and Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) - - Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who vanished after her parents were found dead in their northwestern Wisconsin home, has been found alive, the Barron County Sheriff's Department said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin notified the...
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