A Wisconsin judge set bail at $5 million for Jake Patterson, who is accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs after killing her parents and then reportedly locking her in his home for three months before she escaped.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, after killing her parents, and holding her hostage for months, sometimes under his bed, told police he had picked his victim at random, prosecutors said on Monday.
Wisconsin authorities said Jake Patterson, 21, had confessed to killing Jayme Closs' father with a shotgun while the teen and her mother hid in a bathtub, and then killing the mother after forcing her to help duct-tape her daughter's mouth shut.
The October discovery of the parents' bodies in rural Barron, Wisconsin, with the door blasted open and their daughter gone, sparked a search by hundreds of police officers and thousands of volunteers that ended Thursday when Closs escaped after 88 days and sought help from a woman walking her dog.
Patterson faces murder and kidnapping charges and up to life imprisonment if convicted.
Jake Patterson, the man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents, is scheduled to appear in court for his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Online court records show Patterson is due..
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