Barron County (WQOW) – For Jayme Closs’ family it was 88 days of hope and prayers that she would return home and those responsible for her parents’ murders be brought to justice.
Friday, News 18 spoke one-on-one with Jayme’s aunts Carla Closs and Kelly Engelhardt who said even though they dreamed of this day, actually hearing the news that she was alive and safe was still shocking.
“Luckily I was by a bench, and I went to the bench and cried,” Engelhardt said. “I got up and I hugged the chief deputy. He had the biggest smile on his face. You could see in the law enforcement’s faces they were as happy as we are. It was just awesome and overwhelming. I didn’t believe him at first but he had such a smile on his face that I had to believe him.”
Jayme’s aunts say they know it will take some time for Jayme to be the same young girl they knew, and to feel safe. They say the entire family will be patient and supportive as she begins the long road to normalcy.