Filters

The neighbor who heard the gunshots that stole the lives of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs’ parents is thrilled that she was found alive nearly three months after she went missing. “All I can say is it’s a cry for joy,” Jayme’s neighbor, Barron resident Tom Smrekar, tells PEOPLE. “It’s...

Read more in People


GORDON, Wis. —The sun was dipping below the tops of the pines as Jeanne Nutter clipped the leash on Henry, her 3-year-old golden retriever.

Read more in Finger Lakes Times


Jayme Closs Spent First Night Home Next To Me, Says Aunt

"What a great feeling to have her home," said relieved Jennifer Smith about her kidnapped niece.

Read more in HuffPost

For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than ‘We Got Her’

A Q. and A. with Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald of Barron County, Wis., which was upended after a brutal murder and the disappearance of a young girl.

Read more in The New York Times

Wisconsin's Jayme will 'need hope to go forward,' says LI kidnap victim

The Wisconsin teen who was kidnapped during an October home invasion in which her mom and dad were slain faces "a long road to recovery ahead," said Katie Beers, who was kidnapped in December 1992 near her 10th birthday and locked for two weeks in an underground bunker in Bay Shore.

Read more in Newsday

The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs case

The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager found alive three months after she disappeared following her parents' deaths (all times local):

Read more in StarTribune.com

The Latest: Lawyers: Treat client fairly in Jayme Closs case

The Latest on a Wisconsin teenager found alive three months after she disappeared following her parents' deaths (all times local):

Read more in StarTribune.com

Jayme Closs and Family Have a 'Sense of Some Peace' During Smiley Reunions After Her Escape

Jayme Closs, who was found on Thursday nearly three months after being allegedly abducted by a 21-year-old man who police say fatally shot her parents, continues to reunite with loved ones. PEOPLE has obtained a photo of the 13-year-old girl spending time with her uncle Steve Naiberg on Friday....

Read more in People

Jayme Closs abduction suspect was a quiet student who hoped to join Marines

Jayme Closs, 13, escaped from a home in Wisconsin where authorities said she was being kept by Jake Thomas Patterson.         

Read more in azcentral.com

No one suspected Jake Thomas Patterson in Jayme Closs kidnapping, murder case

Police describe him as a monster — a young Wisconsin man so fixated on a hazel-eyed, 13-year-old girl, that he allegedly shot her parents dead in their home and stole her away, keeping her captive in a wooded cabin for 88 days until her escape. But by all accounts, Jake Thomas Patterson, the...

Read more in New York Post

Jake T. Patterson, the man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs, lived a quiet life with many residents not knowing much about his life as the investigation unfolds.

Read more in Fox News

Elizabeth Smart’s Uplifting Words To ‘Brave’ Jayme Closs After She Was Found

“I hope we may all continue to support and embrace Jayme as she reclaims her life."

Read more in HuffPost

The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn't understand why he targeted her, deepening a months-long mystery. Someone blasted open the...

Read more in Los Angeles Times

CHICAGO (AP) " Katie Beers' joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home."She is going to have to grieve the loss of...

Read more in Messenger

Jayme Closs has been reunited with family and her alleged abductor is expected to make his first court appearance Monday where he will be formally charged with kidnapping and murder, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said on Friday. Fitzgerald said the 13-year-old was reunited with her aunt...

Read more in The San Diego Union-Tribune


Katie Beers' joy quickly turned to deep concern when she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs had been found alive in rural Wisconsin nearly three months after police say a man shot and killed her parents then abducted the girl from their home. "She is going to have to grieve the loss of her parents...

Read more in Chicago Tribune