Jayme Closs: Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

Mail Online | 1/11/2019 | Associated Press
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A 13-year-old teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: 'This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!'

Jayme was skinny and dirty, wearing shoes too big for her feet, but appeared outwardly OK when she was discovered Thursday afternoon near the small town of Gordon, Wisconsin, the neighbors said.

'I - Ghost - Peter - Kasinskas - Minneapolis

'I honestly still think I'm dreaming right now. It was like I was seeing a ghost,' Peter Kasinskas told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. 'My jaw just went to the floor.'

The Star Tribune reported that Gordon resident Kristin Kasinskas heard a knock on her door Thursday afternoon. It was her neighbor, who had been out walking her dog, with Jayme alongside.

Minutes - Jayme - Home - Kasinskas - Husband

In the 20 minutes Jayme was in their home, Kasinskas and her husband, Peter, tried to make her feel more comfortable, they said. They offered her water and food, but she declined both. Jayme was quiet, her emotions 'pretty flat,' Peter Kasinskas said.

Jayme told the couple she didn't know where she was or anything about Gordon. From what she told them, they believe she was there for most of her disappearance.

Gordon - Miles - Lake - Superior - Miles

Gordon lies about 40 miles south of Lake Superior and about 65 miles north of Barron, Jayme's hometown.

The town is home to about 645 people in a heavily forested region where logging is the top industry.

Authorities - Suspect - Custody - Details - Friday

Authorities said a suspect was in custody, but otherwise didn't give any additional details ahead of a planned Friday news conference in Barron, in northwestern Wisconsin.

Jayme went missing on Oct. 15 after police discovered someone had broken into the family's home outside Barron and fatally shot her parents, James and Denise Closs. Jayme was nowhere to be found, with the...
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