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JUST IN: Jake Patterson moved out of Wisconsin

(WQOW) – The man who killed James and Denise Closs and kidnapped their daughter Jayme is no longer in the state.

According to the Department of Corrections, Jake Patterson was moved out of the Dodge Correctional Institution on Monday.

DOC records show Patterson was moved out of state but an exact location is not known.

News 18 reached out to the DOC and asked where Patterson was moved to and why. We received the following statement in return.

“Jake Patterson has been transferred out of Wisconsin and is currently at an out-of-state facility. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is not disclosing his current location for his safety.”

It was on October 15, 2018 Patterson went into the Closs home and killed James and Denise. He held Jayme inside his Gordon home until January 10.

It was that day Closs escaped Patterson’s home and found Jeanne Nutter, a social worker, who helped get her to a safe place – the home of Kristin and Peter Kasinskas. They said their neighbor had a skinny, dirty girl with matted hair standing next to her. Nutter shouted, “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!”

That same day, Jake Patterson was located in a vehicle just down the road from the Kasinskas home. There, he was arrested, and allegedly admitted to police he had committed the crimes.

On March 27, Jake Patterson pleaded guilty to killing James and Denise and abducting Jayme. Patterson became emotional as the charges were read to him by the judge. At one point, Patterson struggled to overcome his emotions to say “guilty.”

On May 24, Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

More: Patterson sentenced to life in prison

This is a developing story. Stay with News 18 for the latest.

Clint Berge

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