13-year-old Jayme Closs is found alive, man arrested

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-News conference held Friday morning (scroll below for the 5 p.m. news conference)

A 13-year-old girl who was abducted from her Barron, Wisconsin home has been found alive.

Jayme Closs was abducted on October 15 after her parents James and Denis Closs were shot to death in their Wisconsin home. Officials say Jayme was able to escape and was found at a small development about an hour from where she disappeared.

5PM NEWS CONFERENCE BELOW:

Authorities have a suspect in custody. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

Investigators believe Patterson killed the Wisconsin couple because he wanted to abduct their teen daughter. Patterson has no prior criminal history. A shotgun was used in the slayings. It appears he acted alone.

Jayme Closs was taken to the hospital for observation and evaluation.

WVVA Staff

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