Nationwide search continues for missing Barron, Wis. teen whose parents were killed

Lester Mason
October 17, 2018

A 13 year-old who has not been seen since before her parents were found dead was reportedly spotted nearly 1,750 miles from her home.

"If it was her, she was in a black Ford Explorer with a possible WI plate of I60WER", police tweeted.

Fitzgerald said he attempted to get an AMBER alert on the missing girl, but couldn't because of the lack of a suspect or a vehicle. The bodies of Closs' parents - James Closs, 56, and his wife, Denise Closs, 46 - were found dead inside. Investigators arrived at the scene to discover two dead adults. Department and Sheriff's Department are all working on processing the 911 audio. The caller said she was accompanied by two well-dressed men with beards who weighed between 200 and 250 pounds.

'Operators heard noises in background, but no one was specifically talking to dispatchers. He said gunshots had been fired at the home, but he declined to say whether the couple had been shot and said his office won't disclose how they died until after the autopsies are completed.

Both James and Denise Closs were employees at Jennie-O in Barron. Police said they believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the killings.

The sheriff says Jayme is not considered a suspect in her parents' deaths.


"There's no immediate danger that we know of, but there are a lot of unknowns in this case, and that's the frustrating part. This was a gunshot crime scene", said Fitzgerald. But he repeated his plea for the public's help in finding her. "We have to find her". "Is she scared?" Fink said. The department of criminal investigation and the FBI are assisting, specifically looking for leads on social media. Neighbors say the incident is alarming.

Fitzgerald says Jayme was last seen at a family gathering Sunday afternoon, but he provided no details. Jayme is not a suspect, according to Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.

Jayme is described as 5ft and 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond or strawberry-blond hair. Anyone with information should contact the sheriff's tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

Jayme was reportedly spotted in Florida - 1,750 miles from home - hours after her parents were found dead.

"There is no history here (at this address or with this family) at all", Fitzgerald said Monday.

"It's a mother and a father and it's this close to you", added Smrekar.

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