TODAY: 2,000 searching for evidence in Barron County case

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Barron County (WQOW) – Volunteers are filing in to the Hungry Hollow Grounds in Barron County to help search for evidence in the Jayme Closs disappearance.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald put out a plea on Monday looking for 2,000 volunteers to show up by  9 a.m. Tuesday.

Volunteers arriving Tuesday morning

UPDATE: Right Way Shuttle will be providing a shuttle from Wagner’s Lane to Barron County for people who want to go help search for evidence on Tuesday morning.

If you want to attend, you should go to Wagner’s Lanes Facebook page and comment SAVE ME A SPOT on their post.

The bus will be leaving at 7:45 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m.

Barron County (WQOW) – The Barron County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to help search for evidence in the Jayme Closs case for the second time. This time with far more people.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is looking for 2,000 volunteers to show up before 9 a.m. on Tuesday north of Barron.

Related Story: Crews search for evidence on Thursday

Volunteers should report to the staging area at 1883 Highway 25 (Hungry Hollow Grounds) at the intersection of Highway 25 and 19th Avenue no later than 9 a.m. That is between Barron and Rice Lake.

Barron County officials will register volunteers until 9 a.m. They hope to be done by 4 p.m.

Volunteers must be 18-years-old or older and show a photo ID. Volunteers must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Boots and cold-weather clothing is required.

Once there are 2,000 able-bodied volunteers, the rest will be turned away.

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