Jayme Closs

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs is over. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Jayme's parents, Denise and James Closs, and one count of kidnapping.

On Thursday evening, a dog walker in Douglas County, Wisconsin spotted a skinny, dirty girl running toward her. The girl told the stranger her name was Jayme Closs. The dog walker, who wishes to remain anonymous, took the girl to a neighbor's house and pounded on the door.

Kristin and Peter Kasinskas say their neighbor told them, "This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!” The Kasinskas recognized Jayme because her smiling face was on missing posters everywhere in the three months she was missing.

They described Jayme as skinny and dirty with matted hair, wearing shoes that were several sizes too big for her. They said Jayme declined an offer of food, but she appeared to be "outwardly okay."

Jayme's ordeal began on Oct. 15, when a man entered her family home in Barron County, shot her parents to death and abducted her.

Police said they had no evidence because the suspect only went a few feet into the house and shot Jayme's parents. The Barron County Sheriff said Denise and James died instantly. Patterson was in the home for 4 minutes.

Jayme Closs

Law enforcement agencies and the FBI launched a massive manhunt for the killer. Hundreds of neighbors joined search parties looking for the little girl.

"She seemed kind of in shock and kind of timid, but she did talk to us a little bit," Kristin Kasinskas, a teacher, told the Today Show. "She came in and sat down in our living room and was able to have a conversation with us."

Kasinskas said Jayme looked thinner than her pictures - which were plastered all over Wisconsin. "She didn't want anything to eat or drink," Kasinskas said,

Jayme was reunited with her family who said she "is talking and doing well."

Patterson has no criminal history. Police say he is a predator who targeted Jayme Closs.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Dirty Bastard.

  • HotInCleveland

    21years old where? My grandad has a better hairline than him. I changed my mind. There’s no way she was trying to run away with this repulsive creep. He looks like he lives in his mom’s basement, peeps in windows and records women using public bathrooms. I’m glad she’s safe.

  • ShWa

    Lord the ordeal she had to have went thru for months horrible! Glad she was found.

  • BingBangBoom

    Chile.... More info to come at 4 today...

  • BingBangBoom

    These 21 year olds be looking rough

  • Mints

    Sounds like it might be deeper to me. How did he know they were in the house to begin with? And why would he shoot them if he just wanted to kidnap the girl? He could have waited until she left the house to kidnap her

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Sicko!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Hmmm is it me or does he and the King of RnPee have the same small face big head syndrom? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc442cb2799389fa0f9c03432ffbd55e6c5b6078263c91f34b73ea4131c43c29.png

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They about to Elizabeth smart this case ????? She gone do multiple day time interviews will have a lifetime movie a true crime show about her story write a book the works.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep ?? you might be on to something

  • tia

    Your home is suppose to be your sanctuary. The church is suppose to be a sanctuary and so many other places. You can't even enjoy the "simple things" or even check your mailbox in peace. Now days the devil is bolder and his balls are big as ever. We just have to be vigilant and continue to stay prayed up.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I seriously study facial features of the mentally ill to see patterns..and these to pedos here look similar

  • R in NYC

    Sick azz world we live in. Hide ya kids!

  • Renee26

    Thank God she's safe now... Time to heal

  • Renee26

    And become an advocate or future reporter

  • Renee26

    He could've posed as someone else

  • CashleyBankz

    Exactly. He had too much information not to have known her. Half the story is missing. I believe she may have even been a participant

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    He looks like a perverted loser.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Is it the little beady squirrelly eyes that give them away?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He looks like Trump's main toady Stephen Miller.

  • HotInCleveland

    True.

  • HotInCleveland

    Sure does!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Are you talking about phrenology?

    Years ago I was bored and ran across that subject on the internet and thought it was weird and has been debunked but it might make a comeback.

  • HotInCleveland

    I see! Smdh

  • BingBangBoom

    I can only imagine.. And knowing what was done to her parents.. The police came 4 minutes after the call was placed. He came specifically for her and dipped out.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    One astrologer said that Stephen Miller has the birth chart of a serial killer.

    I was like you can just look at that fool and tell he is pure evil.

  • LeeSeeCee

    He looks like one of those 'incels' dudes.. The one's that have zero game and are mad cause they do not know how to talk to strong women. It will be interesting to hear how all of this came about..

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • BingBangBoom

    Rural living will do that to you.. You need people in your life and laughter.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Who opened the door and let him in?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Nah its not that deep for me. But whenever I see psycopathic behavior resulting in death, rape or other criminal behaviors I look at the face and sometimes the behavior match the face shape to me..

  • HotInCleveland

    Ahahahahahahahaha ?????????? it’s all making sense now!

  • Tlowe89

    I wanted to know the same thing... I was thinking where the kidnapper... this must be the dad....

  • Tlowe89

    Drugs

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I do that too. I notice a prevalence of small ears, small teeth, small cranium, and the hairline is closer to the eyebrows.

  • BingBangBoom

    The door was kicked in

  • SpiceGirl

    Gota say with all the chit going in today...this is refreshing to say the least. Glad she is safe now...she has a LOOOOONG way to recovery tho. May her parents continue to rest easy

  • MsPam

    Off Topic: So black folks are now picking and choosing who is racist?! The weatherman who said Martin Luther Coon King has Al Roker, Don Lemon and Bernice King defending him?! Really? I guess he is regular at the cookout?! ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sooo happy that she's been found alive!
    Yet I'm sad that he has changed the course of her life forever by taking her parents. I pray that she'll still have a rich, loving life and go on to do great things.

  • Renee26

    They say don't trust people with little eyes...

  • Renee26

    If that mf said the word coon he's racist...fugg what they talkin bout

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Small eyes. Smug look.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks. This is why I refuse to live in a residence with a wood door.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Should I not trust me?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    With no income how was he supporting himself? His family had to know he was creepy and were scared of him. Probably paid him to stay away.

  • HotInCleveland

    Lololololololol

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "Coon" doesn't naturally low from the mouth. What was hidden came bursting out.

  • abby500

    She escaped on that ass! Good for her! A true victim and survivor.

  • abby500

    He is a perverted loser.

  • abby500

    Why did I just laugh????

  • Daiseymae

    What a sick dirty monster!

  • tintin

    I hope he wasnt raping her

  • Cannelle

    Miller has the nerve to be 33 looking the way that he does. I guess that's what being a filled with malice does to one's head and face.

  • Victorious82

    Idk...I think this girl was talking to dude and he turned out to be a monster. I’m glad she’s found. Cant wait to see the lifetime movie that will surely come from this.

  • BingBangBoom

    Right and let's not forget it's Wisconsin in Jan so the Temps were in the lower Teens.

  • BingBangBoom

    No problem.
    Exactly and a strong deadbolt lock. I got a screen door with a lock on it as well.

  • abby500

    Meanwhile....R.Kelly’s “kidnapped” grown women are posted up at Trump Tower... in soooo much danger ?

  • Guess Who

    WTF?

  • Trace da Ace

    yea....I'm gonna need more background on this...glad that she is ok...but gonna need more info....

  • Hazel

    People are crazy. That 's why I have Ring all around my house, and my alarm stays on day and night. If anyone tries it, at least I'll see him coming, and will be fully prepared! Once my camera caught someone breaking into my neighbor's car. By the time he crossed the driveway to break in to my son's car, my son had set his car alarm off and was yelling through the Ring like a crazy person LOL. Dude ran down the cul de sac like he had seen a ghost.

  • Whirl

    The president is doing an extremely good job of instilling hate in white males.

  • Pamela

    Phrenology: Leonardo DiCaprio character in Django Unchained was into that.

  • Pamela

    Lol. He looks oldddd...like 70 years oldd?d. He's creepy .

  • Whirl

    Ladies I’m gonna say this one time- you have second amendment rights for a reason. Exercise them. I’m a democrat but there is no way I’m voluntarily giving up my rights. Get your girls together and make a day of it out on the range. Get on the NRA’s website and become familiar with the laws in your state.

  • noluvlost

    I hate to say it but she looking every day of 25. No where near thirteen.

  • country57

    Only 13?? She looks much older.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    yep

  • Mints

    Police say theres no evidence because he only steeped a few feet inside the house. Seems like he didnt have to chase her through the house to in order to abduct her. She just came to him. Fishy business for sure

  • Y me?

    Yall are fishy about every story when the ppl involved r black*, but everybody taking this story at face value? Sounds like a forbidden relationship gone wrong to me

    *go check the comments on the shooting of Jazmine to see what i mean

  • MsPam

    According to these three Kneegrows he shouldn’t be fired from his job.

  • Chicagowise

    How and why did he target her? I always felt the girl was talking to an older man who turned out to be a monster.

  • HotInCleveland

    He’s a panty sniffer for sure! Had one at my old job.

  • Yoni7

    Did yo son yell "GET THE FUKK OFF MY PORCH, BITXH! GET OFF MY MUTHAFUKKIN' PORCH!!!!" LMAOOOOO

  • Chicagowise

    Hahaha! ?

    The visual!

  • Nina Ross

    You know he was

  • Nina Ross

    Hopefully she’s not pregnant

  • NewNew

    ?

  • hottlanta

    Wow no tweet from dump to state his case for the wall. I bet he said he aint Mexican or Muslim. Dayumm Dayum dayumm.

  • LYRICS

    I fully concur! I also believe that she didn't expect that he was going to take extreme measures and kill both of her parents. Remember the 3 girls who the Hispanic man kidnapped and held captive and impregnated for over a decade? That was mos'def "targeted", but this...….this has a hint of "something else"

  • ???TheRider???

    IMO they were dating in secret, parents found out, they plotted to kill parents, run off together. Her “escape” was planned. She refused food & water because she wasn’t hungry or thirsty. It’ll come out later, mark my words.

  • blue skies

    this is a sick cruel evil world

  • Victorious82

    Agreed. This whole story stinks to high hell.

  • blue skies

    yes! i hate 2 say it but frm her looks she may have been involved wit it ?????

  • hottlanta

    U know l am thinking ID channel show web of lies or something. They were chatting online someone lied about their age .They feel in love wanna b together. Plot 2 kill parents wanted 2 make it look like a kidnapping but when she got with him she realized he is a monster in real life n escaped.

  • missmiami305

    Poor child is going to need intensive theraphy. I cannot imagine what she must have endured.

  • Ryan

    He's only 21???

  • BingBangBoom

    Chile

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Thank God shes been found safe and alive. Hearing her mom and dad being m?rdered, has changed her life forever in every way. Smh. Prayers going up for her. I hope he spends the rest of his life in a living hèll. A 21 years old is old enough to know that a 13 year old is off limits.

    Off topic - Maybe it's the makeup but this young girl looks like a grown woman.

  • Rayscoty

    So she had him kill the parents and ..Never Mind

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    In his dreams. That bald spot and those shady glasses mean hes at least 52.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    It is truly some sick people in this world. Kids cant even be kids in peace. Smdh.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    That may not be the truth. I know we hear a lot of stories like that, but I'm going to give this young girl the benefit of the doubt. For her to be found in that kind of condition, she may have really be a victim in all of this.

  • Dowoop

    21? That is one rough looking 22 yr old... He looks older than my grandpa.

  • pure_rachet

    It sounded like he said king and junior at the same time. It didn’t sound like he was trying to say coon

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Young white male strikes AGAIN????

  • Jordan’s Memory

    OMG I felt so bad for thinking it. Maybe they met online and she knew her parents would never approve, stage a kidnapping and murder and we will be together forever except, I don't want to be with you either, so now I need to plan my escape my epic come back from a horrible experience. The media will love me and feel sorry for me, I will be famous! This is going to be a lifetime movie for sure. and yes, I know I watch entirely too much TV. Glad she is safe no telling what happened to her for 3 months. I'm curious to see what he has to say about this as well. I really thing this story could go either way. I mean how did she escape? I got Gone Girl vibes.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Lmfaoooo they both look old as hell. I thought the girl was 21. I’m shocked at their ages. White people out here aging too fast for me to know any better.

  • Hazel

    Hilarious LOL!!!

  • Renee26

    Aww ok

  • Hazel

    Yup, in Cleveland. I read the book. All 3 girls were friends with his daughter!

  • Renee26

    Freudian slip you say??

  • Renee26

    ? maybe others shouldn't

  • Navybeans95

    Who typed that heading????

  • Gloria

    I mean his hairline is so pushed back. i thought he was 50.

  • Gloria

    Its really suspicious for him to randomly walk in a family's home (which was 65 miles from his home) and kill the parents on sight..... There is a motive behind it.

  • Rayscoty

    She was watching Surviving R Kelly and said " let me get hell outta here "

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • ClaireHuxtable

    He either saw it or used it within the pat 30 days. The tip of his tongue betrayed him.

  • the guest

    Parents don't fall for the overprotective accusation to manipulate you into letting your guard down. The same people who say you're overprotective are the same people who want access to your children. Remember your kids are children are STILL CHILDREN up until they turn 18.

  • the guest

    OMG. Repugnant.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Wh00 H00!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Whutt?!

  • Renee26

    Got em!!! ?

  • LYRICS

    Correct!

  • Fodderwing

    ...but he always seemed like such a nice boy...

    ?

  • Ryan

    I was gonna say something is seriously wrong!!

  • Fodderwing

    I am with u all this! This poor child has been hell spun by the devils spawn...now an orphan.

    Only motivation, in my opinion, was sexual. So add that to the mix, too.

    Thank the universe she has family.

  • Fodderwing

    He looks hell spun. Just looks off...like a junkyard dog.

  • Fodderwing

    Lol I will catch myself here...bc the details aren’t out. This very well may be. My optimistic side says he stalked her hard to fulfill some masochistic fantasy...but I’ll be damned if there isn’t always more to the story. Here’s to hoping all humanity hasn’t been lost...

  • Fodderwing

    No. He just straight cray white boy.

  • Dowoop

    She looks very old for a 13 yr old

  • Dowoop

    Until you wind up being the one hunted in those backwoods party. BLACK PPL DO NOT ATTENT AN REDNECK HUNTING PARTY.. THEY WILL BE HUNTING YOU.

  • Arii

    You might be right for real.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Right! Must be a case of mental illness???

  • Whirl

    You might be surprised at how much rednecks have in common with us. I know a stripper who tells me about how the rednecks be throwing it up in the strip club. I’m amazed at the advertising abilities of some of these strippers. I never knew white guys liked arse until I moved here. I see rednecks with black women all the time here. And I’m not talking the light skin ones that a lot of black dudes put on a pedestal. I’m talking brown skin women.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You have a point. My friend is cool, but if her mother is present...I'm outta there!!

  • Whirl

    Lol

  • Whirl

    You gotta try one of their parties. They get in their jeeps and drive back up in the woods or mountains where nobody can drive back there and disturb you. A lot of them have properties where the the river runs through. Fun as chit. Them mugughas crazy lol.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "white guys liked arse"
    wyte men like chocolate, but seldom admit it in public...especially rich ones. I had one ask me out, but we worked at the same company. There would have been h3ll to pay had we not gotten along. So I politely declined.

  • Whirl

    I feel ya

  • Chicagowise

    Fresh from captivity: Why is she already on social media, smiling? Very confusing.

  • Renee26

    Happy to be safe with her family maybe.... Side eye

  • Renee26
  • Fodderwing

    So that’s why u were late for turkey dressing!!?? Girl. FYI. I can’t stand my mother either.

  • Renee26

    K Michelle fashion ???

  • Renee26

    She looks slow

  • Fodderwing

    I’m living in WI...been skripped around all parts of WI...and yes they got money and they wild as hale. And like exotical lovelies maybe even more than my persuasion. Like. They do. Period.

    #mermaids

  • Fodderwing

    ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I. am. Thurr-ough with U!! U ATE the dressing...memba? Left me nothing, but my name!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b52f1cf50cbf31793db6c5d87c1902e1a80ce71357d2eb904854cca61fa924b7.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I only did what any red blooded African American woman would do...*lemme stop here before the cops come*

  • Dowoop

    Lmao

  • Logan Roberts

    I can't wait to hear Jayme's version of what happened. I side eye every story I hear nowadays ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Oh Lord. I hope she's okay and I hope she wasn't involved.

  • CookieMobster

    #1 the Lord said NO SATAN YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS BABY I HAVE GREAT PLANS FOR HER, and made a way for this baby to escape, the Lord only knows what kind of horror and torment.
    #2 This is some really sick SHIT, and no telling how many of the children abducted over the years fell victim too this same kind of sickness.
    #3 Please remember to pray for this baby. She is going to need every bit of prayer and good energy we all have to send her way to achieve whatever greatness the Lord must have in store for her and fight off the ENEMY every step because he didn't get her.

  • Chicagowise

    Yeah, but if my parents were dead and I was held hostage, I doubt I would be in the mood to jump in front of a camera and start smiling. There's something very strange about this story.

  • B.Loveitt

    IKR...

  • Peace

    She prolly met him online lied about her age wanted to date him parents said no and he just came and took her by force. Poor parents. Then she just wander into someone else house. This story...umm no.

  • Meme

    Absolutely!

  • Patricia

    its going to be one of these ??scenarios. hes so ugly, im seeing an online dating thing.

  • Patricia

    i had several ask me out over the years including a japanese guy, too. i just dont share the mutual physical attraction so i declined. may have missed my mr wonderful somewhere in there, but, oh well...

  • Yardgirl

    Ya know, I am an Independent and anti-gun however you do present some valued points. I work in white America and do have some gun loving friends. I was raised by a mean drill sergeant and have training except for guns which I was never a fan of. I think I am going to set up a session at the gun range with my gun loving saltine co-workers. I am shocked that I am saying this but we live in a crazy world right now. Thanks!

  • Dasright

    Very strange indeed. He targeted her..has she ever had any contact with him prior? It doesn't make sense to me.

  • Chicagowise

    The press seems to be dancing around the subject of how and why he targeted her. A girl whose parents were recently murdered, most likely, right in front of her and then held hostage for a month, doesn't jump on social media taking selfies, immediately afterward. Either she has mental health issues or something else is going on.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Why didn’t the lord stop her parents from getting slaughtered right in front of her?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Why didn’t the lord stop her parents from getting slaughtered right in front of her?

  • Betty stone

    Come on people! THE GUY WAS HER BOYFRIEND!!!

  • Renee26

    I agree many parts are missing from the story. I think she met this man online and she looks slow to me. Something about the eyes gives me LD or autistic vibes from her, so that could have something to do with the strange responses she's giving.

  • Chicagowise

    Her eyes give me the same impression. So far, the police haven't explained why she was targeted.

  • Renee26

    SMH

  • dontgetblocked

    There's more to this story. He could have just taken her. Why kill the parents!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It does make you wonder...but what God has for you is for you.

  • Keunnea booshay

    And I wouldn't be surprise if she had him to do it

  • Keunnea booshay

    I feel like she had him to do it, but let me keep strolling

  • Indies beauty

    Interesting note... K Kasinskas is a teacher and the suspect was in her class in middle school.

  • TwitterFingerz

    His ugly ass is too young to have that hairline pushed back that damn far. Thought this ninja was bout 49. Good they got him.

  • TwitterFingerz

    Just to escape from his house? Naw he kidnapped her

  • TwitterFingerz

    He been pissed that hairline of his been pushed back all his lil life. Went cray

  • evening agenda

    Autism maybe

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Amen!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lol! Look at my pisces sister Ri Ri, looking flawless as usual.

    They must think we're dùmb! And I said 52 being nice.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Seriously!!! He looks like a science project gone wrong.

  • Ryan

    LOL!!

  • nick c

    She got bored...if you watch any of those crime shows this happens more often than you think.

  • Fodderwing

    ....and cuz I give exactly zero effs about him...Id wager my bet that he was pissed bc his dick looked like a button on a fur coat... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f79332762828e5029ebf366b928737f3a38011ce4c19c99125d3bd0a510aea0b.gif

  • Fodderwing
  • Fodderwing
  • Fodderwing

    Not surprised. The obsession started somewhere.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    *h00d voice* Yeahhh...that's what I thought.

  • Yoni7

    All day!

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    Ummm this whole story is off. Listen imma say it they probably plotted to kill parents so they could be together then plan backfired or something. Just feels like a lifetime movie line!!!

  • Cricket404

    Looks like a small town

  • Cricket404

    I'm going to wait for the full story. The news didn't mention if they investigated her social media accounts where she might have been communicating with the perv.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    In her post kidnapping selfies, Jayme looks like she just finished a leisurely vacay of bingeing video games & microwave brownies with her older boyfriend.... ..

  • Keosha Ridley

    All of y’all in these comments owe that child an apology saying she had something to do with it black ppl want to always investigate a story but don’t have their own shit together. He admitted he didn’t know her just saw getting on the school bus and decided he wanted her. Tried to kidnap her twice and it was too many ppl around. 3rd time he got her. That’s why it’s so many ppl in our community who think mental illness is a joke or a child is lying about being abused bc of ppl like you all in these comments. Bunch of fake azz Nancy Drew’s and Matlocks!

  • gail jones

    DAMN

  • gail jones

    SMALL EARS DEFINITELY!

  • JamaicanCoCoTea

    That’s one old ass looking 13 year old

  • Fodderwing

    Heyyyyy!! Now this is a PSA for the moment! And Hux...I’ll even cook up a new batch of dressing for this one. To anyone of the Roses who ever gets up to Wisconsin...I would be proud to lend my land and arms to this cause. Lollllllzzz lmfao...I got u!!