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WATCH LIVE 10 a.m.: Sheriff thanks supporters 1 day shy of a year since Jayme Closs kidnapping

Barron County (WQOW) – It has been just shy of one year since Jayme Closs was kidnapped by Jake Patterson. That same night Patterson shot and killed Jayme’s parents James and Denise.

The next 88 days were filled with questions, searches and investigations.

Then, on January 10, Closs escaped from Patterson’s Gordon home.

Back in May, Patterson was sentenced in life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Now, one day shy of the one-year mark of Closs’ abduction, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is holding a press conference to thank those who worked hard to find Closs during the 88-day process.

Fitzgerald said either he or a family representative of Closs will give a short statement.

Also, members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be in Barron County from Washington D.C.

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