MADISON (WQOW) — Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, was honored today before the Wisconsin Assembly Wednesday as a hometown hero.
Jayme Closs’s aunt, Jennifer Smith, spoke on behalf of Jayme after being introduced by Rep. Romaine Quinn.
“She greatly appreciates the honor,” Smith said. “Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better.”
Closs was reported missing October 15, when her parents, James and Denise, were found murdered in their home in Barron before escaping 88 days later.
The FBI also saluted Closs following the ceremony in the Assembly.
#FBI Milwaukee salutes Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs today, surrounded by family and friends after being honored as a Hometown Hero before the WI State Assembly. Jayme was abducted from Barron County for 88 days before escaping her captor and found help. #JaymeClossStrong pic.twitter.com/guoNDZrBcr
— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) May 15, 2019