Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Jayme Closs escaped and got help

Jayme Closs escaped and got help

Police haven't revealed the condition of Jayme, who was found late Thursday afternoon in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wisconsin- A Wisconsin teenager missing for almost three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs!".

Jayme Closs, 13, was found and a suspect was taken into custody a short time later, according to the department. "We will not be answering any questions or taking calls on this tonight".

The Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page a suspect was taken into custody, but has no further details. Local investigators were aided by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Closs was found in the Wisconsin town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. Thursday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

"We also want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies across the state and county that have assisted us in this case".

Jayme was believed to be home at the time of the killings but had been abducted by the time police arrived just minutes after the 911 call, according to authorities. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!'

This is a developing story, authorities are asking the public to respect the privacy of the family.

Hours earlier, Sheriff Fitzgerald was quashing internet rumors that a heavy police presence in Walworth County, in southeastern Wisconsin, was related to the Closs investigation.

On Monday 15 October 2018, emergency services received a call at the family address from a mobile phone and heard a disturbance in the background, but no-one spoke to them directly.

Jayme was nowhere to be found. She asks people to continue to pray for "Jayme's well-being and our families healing".

"I have a gut feeling she's (Jayme's) still alive". The FBI offered a $25,000 reward for relevant information.

Jayme's aunt, Jennifer Smith, told ABC News that Jayme is "doing good" and talking. "We are also hopeful for the safe return of their daughter, Jayme, and are keeping her and the Closs family in our thoughts".

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