Alleged Kidnapper Had No Known Connection With Closs Family, Police Say

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After 87 days, 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive in rural Wisconsin. Patterson took such measures as shaving his head beforehand to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, the sheriff said.

Fitzgerald said it's not clear whether Patterson, who is unemployed, owns the home, or how he kept Jayme there.

Almost three years ago, Patterson worked for one day at the same meat products facility where Jayme's parents also worked - the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron - the company's president said.

She told the Associated Press that the 13-year-old had shouted "please help me, I don't know where I am, I'm lost".

"It's a bad feeling when you don't know where your kid is but I don't know how I would react if I was to have mine walk through that door".

Here's what we know so far about the case. "Did he see her somewhere?" He is due to have an initial court appearance on Monday.

While authorities are still trying to determine the motive behind the kidnapping, more details about Patterson have emerged. It's wild country; roadside signs admonish motorists to share the pavement with ATVs. He is being held on charges of murder for the killings of Closs' parents and kidnapping.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, who allegedly killed two people and held their daughter captive for three months.

Jayme told the woman she had escaped from a cabin where she was being held, not far from Ms Nutter's home. Property records show that the cabin belonged to Patterson's father.

Neighbor Daphne Ronning told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Patterson's parents moved to Gordon about 15 years ago. Investigators were still interviewing her, and she was "doing as well as circumstances allow", he said.

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Her aunt said Jayme slept well.

Cops found maps, clothes and a police scanner in his auto after his arrest.

The girl's disappearance in October made national news and stunned her hometown of Barron, Wisconsin, population 3,400, about 144km east of Minneapolis and sparked massive searches with 1,500 volunteers scouring woods and fields in suburban Minneapolis.

One aunt, Jennifer Smith, posted on Facebook Saturday that it was great to know Jayme was next to her all night and that it was a "great feeling to have her home". He went on to say that they want to let Jayme settle and reconnect with her loved ones. Smith wrote that the family faces a long road to recover from the ordeal.

Witnesses told USA media that the young girl - her hair matted and wearing oversized shoes - approached a neighbor who was walking her dog, asking for help. "She did not talk about why or how". I feel like it's sort of a miracle that she's still alive.

Fitzgerald said Jayme would be back in Barron County Friday and reunited with her entire family.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was arrested Thursday in Gordon, Wisconsin shortly after authorities say Jayme was able to escape from the home when Patterson was believed to have been out.

Kristin and Peter Kasinskas, the couple who sheltered Jayme while police came, said she looked at least 15 pounds thinner than her original photos that surfaced across the country.

"I don't understand it yet myself", Fitzgerald said.

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