Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

A sign outside Barron City Hall celebrates Closs' return.

"She is doing great", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told "Anderson Cooper Full Circle".

Officers arrested 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson minutes later based on Jayme's description of his vehicle.

"Jayme was the hero in the case.

Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said.

Finding Jayme alive has brought up a lot of emotions for kidnapping victims and families of missing children.

Closs was reunited with her aunt and the rest of her family. Charges are expected against Patterson on Monday, when he is expected to make his initial appearance in court.

Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old northwest Wisconsin girl who went missing in October, has been found alive.

"I know all of you are searching for the answer why any of this happened", Fitzgerald said. "That's the million-dollar question, is why".

When deputies arrested him, he was out looking for Jayme, Fitzgerald said.

"He didn't know Jayme, he didn't know Denise or Jim", Naiberg said.

Neighbor Daphne Ronning told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the parents moved away but that Patterson and his older brother, Erik, continued to stay in the cabin. I don't know where I am!

Nutter and Jayme went to the closest house, the home of Kristin and Peter Kasinskas.

Investigators have said Patterson's goal was to kidnap Jayme, but he appears to have no connection to the family.

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Authorities have recovered several guns, including a shotgun they think was used to blow open the front door of the Closs family home and used to kill James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46.

He wonders whether Patterson was somehow stalking Jayme. He surrendered peacefully, authorities said. As an example, Fitzgerald said Patterson shaved his head to avoid leaving any hair as evidence during the assault.

They gave no details on how she escaped except to say Patterson was not home at the time.

Also unclear is why he allegedly targeted her in the first place.

Police believe Patterson - said to have hidden the girl in the home he grew up in - killed the Wisconsin couple because he wanted to abduct their daughter. He worked for one day in 2016 at the same Jennie-O turkey plant in Barron as Jayme's parents. Later that night, the Barron County Sheriff's Department (BCSD) notified the public of the good news.

Investigators are working to establish a connection and don't believe Patterson and Jayme interacted on social media.

Jayme spent Thursday night in hospital but has since been released.

Jayme approached Nutter around 4 p.m. Thursday and asked for help. Nutter said Jayme did not have a coat or gloves. "Call 911 right now!"

The few neighbors who know Patterson's family say he grew up in a cabin in a remote subdivision that's a mix of seasonal and year-round homes about 10 miles outside Gordon proper. "She said that this person usually hides her or hides her when others are near, or when he has to leave the household". I figured if they hadn't found her by now that the person that did this didn't want her dead, so I had hope.

"She looked. kind of in rough shape".

"I'm going to give her the biggest hug and tell her that I'm here for her and that I love her very much", she said on the morning show.

When they arrived, Kasinskas fed Jayme while they waited around half an hour for the police to arrive, Kasinskas told MPR.

Jake Thomas Patterson grew up in Gordon, a sprawling township of 645 people tucked into the snowy evergreen forests about 35 miles south-southeast of Duluth.

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