Cause of death in Barron Co. ruled homicide, teen believed to be home during shooting

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Barron County (WQOW) – Authorities have officially ruled the deaths of James and Denise Closs as homicides.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the two were shot to death and he believes their daughter Jayme was home at the time. Jayme has been missing since the shooting. He said he does not know if the shooting was random or targeted, but there have not been any other threats in the city.

When asked how long it took deputies to arrive at the house on Highway 8 where the shooting happened, Fitzgerald said it took four minutes from the end of the 911 call.

More: Timeline of Events

The sheriff said they have received more than 400 tips and have added extra phone lines because they have received so many calls. Also, a new phone number was provided to leave tips. That number is 1-855-744-3879.

Fitzgerald is asking everyone to check their properties – and called on hunters who might be walking in the woods to report anything different they see.

More: Family, friends share stories about Jayme Closs

Right now there are no suspects or people of interest.

Again, if you have any information, the number to call is 1-855-744-3879.

Related Story: Days 1 and 2 of search for Jayme Closs

 

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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