Wisconsin Teen Missing For Months Since Parents’ Murder Found Alive, Police Say

Wisconsin Teen Missing For Months Since Parents’ Murder Found Alive, Police Say

A dog walker stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and then pounded on her neighbour's door shouting: 'This is Jayme Closs!

A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive in a rural town about an hour from her home, authorities said on Thursday.

Jayme Closs was taken from her home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15, after the teenager's parents were shot dead in their home. "It was like I was seeing a ghost", Peter Kasinskas told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

It was her neighbour, who had been out walking her dog, with Jayme alongside her.

They rushed to the nearest home, which happened to be that of Kasinskas.

As agonized relatives await word on Jayme, her aunt pleads with whoever knows where she is to contact the sheriff's department.

"I was at the right place at the right time", the woman said. "I can not wait to see her".

Authorities were notified and a suspect, also in Gordon, was taken into custody within minutes.

"Shortly after this [finding Jayme] a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case", the statement said.

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"There was rumors earlier today, and I prayed and prayed and they come to not be true", Jayme's aunt Sue told WCCO.

"I was devastated, but now, for this to be true, and Jayme, I can not wait to give her a hug". Investigators said they believed Jayme was at home during the shooting. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!'

This is a developing story, we will have more details when they become available. WDIO-TV plans to carry the news conference live at about 10 a.m.

On 10 January, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced Jayme had been found alive.

Investigators say a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover the bodies.

A 911 call with garbled audio was made from Denise Closs' cellphone at about 1 a.m. on October 15. A dispatcher, however, could hear yelling, according to records.

They had been fatally shot at the home outside Barron but their daughter was nowhere to be found.

No gun or suspects were found at the scene and there was no sign of Jayme.

Detectives start an effort to find Jayme that includes thousands of tips, surveillance videos and massive searches with the help of volunteers.

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