Jayme Closs’ aunt shares how teen spent her first day home

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A mysterious phone call early on October 15 led authorities to discover that Jayme's parents - James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46 - had been shot dead at their home near the small town of Barron in northwestern Wisconsin.

"She told me who she was and then that's when I said this child needs to be someplace safe and you need to get her there now", Nutter said.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has said he believes Patterson went to the property with the intention of taking Jayme.

Neighbors called 911, and officers arrested Peterson within minutes.

It's unclear how Patterson became aware of Jayme, and authorities have found no evidence of any interactions between them.

Then, on Thursday, a woman walking her dog in the town of Gordon, about an hour north of Barron, spotted Jayme on the street.

Robert was the first family member to see Jayme and recalled giving her a big hug.

Over the weekend, Patterson's attorneys said they met with their client, but did not say if Patterson confessed to Jayme's kidnapping or the killing of her parents.

"It will be a long road but we are family strong and we love this little girl so much!"

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

The answers to some of those questions could come later Monday, when her alleged kidnapper appears in court and when authorities may release the criminal complaint against him.

"I'm lost and I don't know where I am, and I need help", Jayme told Nutter. "I didn't think he could ever do anything like this".

Tips poured in. Some 2,000 volunteers - a number equivalent to two-thirds of Barron's population - searched for Jayme at one point. Nutter went to leave, only to return to the cabin to put on anti-slip cleats over her shoes. He was being held in Barron County's jail on preliminary charges of intentional homicide and kidnapping, and will have an initial court appearance Monday.

Jayme described Patterson's vehicle to law enforcement officers and they found him soon after, driving the streets, allegedly hunting her.

According to a Facebook page that was originally set up when Jayme disappeared but is now titled Healing for Jayme Closs says that if you would like to write any letters or well wishes to Jayme or her family, you can send it to Light the Way Home for Jayme Closs at PO box 539 in Rice Lake, WI 54868.

When deputies arrested him, he was out looking for Jayme, Fitzgerald said. "A lot of the things that I went through, I was very embarrassed of, I was ashamed of, I didn't want people to know what I'd been through and I can only imagine that she, too, feels the same way".

Nutter, of Strum, left her home later that day than she wanted to.

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