Chris Gramstrump, the family’s lawyer ad litem read a letter written by Jayme Closs during Jake Patterson’s sentencing.
Jake Patterson will be sentenced on Friday for killing James and Denise Closs and abducting their daughter Jayme.
Police are not the only ones searching for answers; the Closs family is still grieving over the loss of Jim and Denise, and the disappearance of their niece, Jayme Closs.
Sheriff Fitzgerald keeping hope Jayme Closs is still alive, calls it the worst crime in county history
“We’ve had shootings, we have had murders in this county, but this one affects a mom and a dad and a 13-year-old girl is missing,” Fitzgerald said.
Jayme Closs’ disappearance, and the horrific murder of her parents, is still felt in the Barron community.
Sheriff Fitzgerald posted on Facebook Thursday morning asking hunters to report anything suspicious such as clothing, weapons or anything you do not think is right on your property.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that about 80 surveillance videos were initially collected from businesses and other locations.
For the first time in several days, there is a bit of an update in the search for missing Barron County teen Jayme Closs.
“Like a woman who just lost her sister and her god-daughter who’s missing, I mean not well, I don’t think any of the family is doing well,” Michelle Saffet, a family friend said.
Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said fewer tips have come in recently. He said the case remains the number one priority for law enforcement, and they need tips to keep coming in.
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Investigators are still combing through tips about the Closs case in Barron County, but the number of incoming tips has dropped off significantly.
According to the criminal complaint, Jaenke-Annis was arrested on October 27 at the Closs’ home for stealing clothing items belonging to Jayme Closs.
Jayme Comes Home!
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