Sheriff: Jayme Closs, Wisconsin teenager missing since October, has been found alive; suspect in custody

Jayme Closs age 13, is missing after her parents were found dead at their Wisconsin home, Photo Date: Undated / Photo: FBI Milwaukee / (MGN)
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BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a 13-year-old girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located Thursday and that a suspect was taken into custody.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the sheriff's office in Douglas County, about 70 miles north of Barron County, located the girl. A suspect was apprehended a short time later. The statement did not say where Jayme was found or give any further information about the suspect.

The sheriff's office plans to hold a news conference Friday morning to discuss the case.

Jayme Closs has been missing since her parents were found dead Oct. 15 at the family's home near Barron.

Closs' cousin is thanking law enforcement and the community for support.

Lacey Naiberg posted on Facebook after the report that "there are no words to describe" the feeling of having so many people come together to help. She asks people to continue to pray for "Jayme's well-being and our families healing."



 
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