Police Identify The Man Suspected Of Abducting Jayme Closs And Murdering Her Parents

Hannah Bleau

In an incredible turn of events, Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents’ murder, has been found alive after three months of searching.

According to reports, Closs escaped a home she was being held captive in, flagged down a dog walker and asked for help.

Her captor has been caught and identified as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson. He had no previous criminal history.

Jake Thomas Patterson, of Gordon, was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping related to the fatal shootings of James and Denise Closs in October.

Patterson allegedly abducted Jayme, who was reported missing on Oct. 15 after her parents turned up dead at their home in Barron.

Authorities held a press conference, detailing the latest developments.

“Jayme was taken against her will and escaped from a residence in which she was being held,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. “The subject planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the general public.”

What a horrifically evil monster. He deserves to rot in jail forever.