Kidnapping of Jayme Closs

Kidnapping and double homicide in Barron, Wisconsin in 2018

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The kidnapping of Jayme Closs occurred on October 15, 2018, when Jake Thomas Patterson abducted thirteen-year-old Jayme Lynn Closs from her family's home in Barron, Wisconsin, around 12:53 a.m. after forcing his way inside and fatally shooting her mother and father. Patterson took Closs to a house 70 miles (110 km) away in rural Gordon, Wisconsin, and held her in captivity for 88 days until she escaped on January 10, 2019.


Celebrating Jayme Closs' return and remembering those still missing

As we celebrate Jayme Closs' joyous return, 32,000 children under the age of 18 still are listed as missing. For them the vigil continues.
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Jayme Closs' unbelievable escape and homecoming

Hear from the Wisconsin girl's neighbors, friends and family -- and the dog walker who encountered Jayme following her escape from her captor. CBS News correspondent Jaime Yuccas reports.
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Investigators learn more about Jayme Closs’ alleged abductor

Jake Patterson, 21, is expected to be charged with murder and kidnapping.
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Jayme Closs timeline: 88 days

CBS News' Adriana Diaz looks back at the search for Jayme Closs -- and profiles a town that never lost hope that they'd find her.
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Elizabeth Smart to Jayme Closs: "There's no going back"

Smart and Jaycee Dugard, abducted as youngsters, react to news of the Wisconsin girl's escape.
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Sneak peek: Jayme Closs: Hometown Hero

CBS News journalists explore the courage of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs, held captive for 88 days before escaping, and how she and her community have bonded to help her heal. Watch Saturday, June 8..
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House where Jayme Closs was kidnapped, parents killed is torn down in Wisconsin

The house where Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents were fatally shot has been torn down in northwestern Wisconsin. - Published

Jayme Closs case: Recently released evidence photos

Jake Patterson was sentenced on May 24, 2019 after pleading guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. At his sentencing hearing, the prosecution showed a select few..
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A community comes together to support Jayme Closs

"As tragic as this whole thing is and-- it's brought to light for me just what human kindness can do," Barron, Wis. resident tells Gayle King
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Inside Jayme Closs' escape and rescue

In January, kidnapping victim Jayme Closs, 13, escaped her captor in the north woods of Wisconsin. With the recent release of 911 calls from the case, "48 Hours" has an inside look at the 29 minutes..
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Jayme Closs Comes Home

"48 Hours" goes inside the Closs case, the extraordinary stories of other children found, and the the heartache of families with children still missing.
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