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Investigators conducting more interviews in Closs case

Barron County (WQOW) — It’s been nearly a month and a half since Jim and Denise Closs were found killed, and their 13 year old daughter, Jayme, disappeared. Investigators say there are still no credible leads.

The 30 person investigative team from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is now in the process of retracing their steps.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the investigative team is re-interviewing some of Jim and Denise Closs’ friends, to see if there’s anything new they can recall now that time has passed.

Investigators are also taking a more complete look through the family’s phones and social media.

“We’re looking back a little farther in their social media and phone records,” said Fitzgerald. “We’re going back further, seeing who they called maybe 60 days ago to see if there’s something that maybe triggered this a while ago. Obviously, we didn’t find anything recently so we’re looking a little wider now.”

Related: One Month Missing: The Closs Mystery Special Report 

Fitzgerald said a team of video specialists at the FBI headquarters in Milwaukee is piecing together more than 80 pieces of surveillance video footage. Fitzgerald said the video could provide clues as to who took Jayme.

“Believe that Jayme will come home. That’s what we’re running on now is belief and hope,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald said they are still receiving about 25 tips a day and believes it will only take one credible lead to break the case.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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