Of the numerous questions individuals had been asking, Sheriff Fitzgerald mentioned, “Believe me, so are we.”
Sheriff Fitzgerald mentioned the authorities believed that Jayme had been focused by her kidnapper, however that they up to now knew of no connection or contact between Mr. Patterson and the Closs household. Mr. Patterson had as soon as labored on the similar turkey plant that Jayme’s dad and mom, James and Denise Closs, labored at for years earlier than their deaths. But Mr. Patterson’s stint there three years in the past had lasted a day, officers mentioned, and there was no trace of any contact with the Closses or their daughter.
[For sheriff who led seek for Jayme Closs, no sweeter phrases than “we got her.”]
“We’re very happy that she is alive,” Jayme’s uncle, Jeff Closs, mentioned in a textual content message. Just when the household began to surrender hope, Mr. Closs mentioned, “we got the greatest news ever.”
On Friday, Jayme’s aunt Jennifer Smith shared a selfie with Jayme, who was holding her canine, Molly, and smiling.
Jayme had been lacking since Oct. 15, when the authorities discovered her dad and mom useless in their house; the entrance door was open and Jayme was gone. The double killing of the Closses, a quiet couple, and the disappearance of their daughter surprised Barron, a city of simply over three,400. A manhunt drew greater than 2,100 ideas and hundreds of volunteers. All over city, outlets and houses hung inexperienced ribbons bearing the phrases “Find Jayme Closs.” The native police power of 78 swelled as a corps of 200 federal, state and native officers joined a hunt that went on day and night time.
[Read extra about how Jayme’s disappearance shook her hometown.]
Her disappearance additionally drew nationwide consideration, and her identify topped the F.B.I.’s lacking individuals listing because the reward for her restoration grew to $50,000.
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