Three months ago, 13-year-old Jayme Closs went missing. Her parents were found shot dead in their family home.
Authorities searched for her for months.
According to reports, Closs escaped a home she was being held captive in, flagged down a dog walker and asked for help.
13-year-old Jayme Closs, who disappeared the day her parents were murdered in October, has been found alive and safe.
She apparently escaped from captivity yesterday in Gordon, Wisconsin — that's about 65 miles north of her home, where she was last seen nearly 3 months ago. pic.twitter.com/PO3plrpX5v
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 11, 2019
Jayme escaped from a home in Gordon, approached a neighbor walking a dog and asked for help, The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports. The neighbor, who did not want to be named, took her to the nearby home of Peter Kasinskas, who told the Tribune that Jayme didn’t know where she was but believed she had been in the area for most of the last three months. The neighbor stood at Kasinskas door with the disheveled, thin girl, the Star reports, saying ““This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!”
Minutes after Jayme was found, authorities took a suspect into custody. Authorities blocked all streets leading to a cabin in Eau Claire Acres Circle Thursday night, The Star Tribune reports.
I can’t even imagine what that poor girl has gone through.
NCMEC is overjoyed by the news that 13–year-old Jayme Closs from Barron, Wisconsin, has been located ALIVE after nearly 3 months, according to law enforcement
— NCMEC (@MissingKids) January 11, 2019
We don’t know the details of her last three months, and information on the suspect is scarce, but police are expected to hold a press conference shortly.
We’ll keep you updated.
h/t USA Today