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Sheriff: Nearly two months later, finding Jayme Closs still “number-one priority”

Barron (WQOW) – Jayme Closs has now been missing for nearly two months, and the Barron County sheriff wanted everyone to know finding her is the department’s top priority.

The 13-year-old has been missing since her parents were murdered in their Barron home October 15.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the FBI and the Department of Criminal Investigation is still on site, and an active part of the investigation. Fitzgerald said there’s nothing new to report in the investigation, but authorities continue to follow up on leads.

He said right now officers are trying to build a longer timeline of their lives through digital and social media records, hoping it could lead them to a clue that could help solve the case.

Fitzgerald has been adamant about keeping the hope alive that Jayme will come home.

There’s an event Wednesday, December 12, called Tree of Hope for Jayme. It starts at five with a lighting ceremony at Riverview Middle School. It’s sponsored by Jennie-O, and the CEO of Hormel Foods will speak. There will also be prayer, messages of hope, and the lighting and release of lanterns.

You may remember there’s also a tree dedicated to Jayme in the Barron County Justice Center. You can find that story here.

Savanna Tomei

Savanna is the 6 p.m. producer and co-anchor, and also anchors the 10 p.m. newscast.

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