Published: Mon, January 14, 2019

Suspect in Wisconsin Double-Murder, Kidnapping Case Due in Court Monday

Suspect in Wisconsin Double-Murder, Kidnapping Case Due in Court Monday

The young man allegedly killed Closs' parents, James and Denise, in order to abduct the teen from her home on 15 October previous year, however his motive for the kidnapping remains unclear.

But a closer look by The Post provides potential details about the living conditions Closs was forced to endure while in captivity since October, when alleged abductor Jake Patterson, 21, shot her parents and snatched her from her home some 80 miles away.

Closs instead waited for Patterson to leave the secluded cabin where he had been keeping her, then escaped and ran to a nearby road where she was found by Jeanne Nutter, who had been walking her dog.

Patterson's attorneys say they met with Patterson Sunday night but did not say if their client has confessed to Jayme's kidnapping or the killing of her parents.

What's unclear, however, is how and why Patterson - from the remote community of Gordon two counties from Barron - allegedly chose Jayme for kidnapping.

Patterson was being held Saturday in Barron County's jail on preliminary charges of intentional homicide and kidnapping.

Jayme was found Thursday outside the rural community of Gordon, where Patterson was holding her against her will in his home, authorities said. "I think all of our prayers is what brought her home", said Geri Schoenecker, another church member.

"She was very calm", Peter said. "I want Jayme to be able to draw the line in the sand and be at that line starting forward today and if I could wish anything on her it's that she'd never have to go back through this again ever".


Both attorneys also said they wouldn't rule out making a request for a change of venue, given the publicity of the crimes. It appeared Patterson hid her from his friends and other people, the sheriff said without elaborating.

"She's a child and I doubt that investigators simply sat her down and questioned her for hours", Tamburino said. Fearful the kidnapper may be looking for Jayme, she told her partner to get a gun as he called 911.

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there.

"Jayme had a pretty good night sleep", she wrote, "It was great to know she was next to me all night, what a great feeling to have her home". "Did she go with him to the store?"

Jayme has been staying with an aunt in Barron since she escaped. "Did he buy food?" "I don't know much about them besides being warned about them being troublemakers".

"Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", he told CNN's "Anderson Cooper Full Circle" Friday, "We can't be more proud of Jayme".

Her hair "was like a big dreadlock - like she'd been laying down", Kristin told The Post at her Wisconsin home.

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