Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents are acknowledging his confession could present a problem in his defense.
Authorities are deciding what to do with a $50,000 reward for information about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, after the couple who called 911 after Closs was found said they do not want the reward.
According to the criminal complaint, Jaenke-Annis was arrested on October 27 at the Closs’ home for stealing clothing items belonging to Jayme Closs.
The funeral for James and Denise Closs was held Saturday afternoon at St. Peters Catholic Church in Cameron.
On Saturday, the Barron County Sheriff received more than 1,900 tips and investigators have closed 1,700 of them.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday morning that with help from Jennie-O Turkey Store, the reward has increased from $25,000 to $50,000.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald tells News 18 that investigators have released the crime scene back to the Closs family. The investigation remains active.
Justin Tolomeo with the FBI made that announcement on Wednesday afternoon with Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
Jennifer Smith, the aunt of Jayme Closs and sister of Denise Closs spoke at Wednesday’s press conference.
Jayme Closs vanished last week when her parents where shot and killed inside their rural Barron home.
Watch our live feed of the search for evidence in Barron County.
A funeral for the couple will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cameron.