Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

Jayme Closs found alive!

Jayme Closs found alive!

Fitzgerald said authorities in Douglas County, about 112 kilometres north of Barron County, located the girl.

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According to the sheriff's office, they were notified by the Douglas County WI Sheriff's Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive.

"No one talked on that call and we don't know who made it".

At a news conference, police said they had received about 400 tips from the public since the 13-year-old disappeared and an Amber Alert was issued for her. Following her release, Jayme will get the chance to reunite with her family.


Sue Allard said she "just had this feeling" about today and said she "can't wait to give her a hug". "I thought today was going to be the day, and then I find out two hours later that she's found and I just can not believe this".

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also spoken out. Inside they found two bodies fatally shot. Investigators believe Closs was in the home at the time of the murders. When the dispatcher called the number back, a voice mail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs.

Barron County Sheriff Department deputies arrived at the Closs home within 4 minutes of a 911 call but found no suspects or gun at the scene and no sign of Jayme. Previously, Jayme's relatives told CBS News the front door to the home was shot in. Described as "5 feet tall and 100 pounds with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes", Jayme Closs is an 8th grader at Riverview Middle School in Barron.

"I hope that she's in good shape", the mayor said. She asks people to continue to pray for "Jayme's well-being and our families healing". Neighbors, family and volunteers gathered to help with searches of the area. "If Jayme went to the roller rink with friends, Denise was there". Half the reward was put up by Jennie-O Turkey Store, a turkey hatchery and processing plant in Barron where Jayme's parents worked.

Throughout the investigation, Fitzgerald said he did not believe that that Closs was involved in her parents' deaths.

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