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The latest on Jayme Closs, found alive in northern Wisconsin

(Associated Press) – A Wisconsin couple is describing the dramatic moments when a neighbor pounded on their door to say she had stumbled across Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who had been missing nearly three months.

Kristin and Peter Kasinskas say their neighbor had a skinny, dirty girl with matted hair standing next to her. The neighbor shouted, “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!”

Peter Kasinskas tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Jayme was quiet and showed little emotion. He says she told them she didn’t know where she was or anything about Gordon, the small town near where she was found.

Jayme’s parents were killed in October at the family’s home near Barron and Jayme went missing. The place where she was found is a little more than an hour’s drive to the north.

A town official said she was found in a small forested area with cabin-like homes about six miles east of Gordon.

Denny Kline, board chairman in the Town of Gordon, says he first learned Jayme was found while listening to a police scanner, which he has for work. He says he heard Jayme was walking down the road and someone stopped near her.

Kline says he heard on the scanner that Jayme told them who she was, and they brought her to their home.

Authorities say they have a suspect in custody and planned to release more information Friday.

Jayme’s grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the teen was being treated at a hospital before being reunited with family.

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Map shows where Closs went missing on Highway 8 in Barron and where she was found, in the town of Gordon.

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