Jayme Closs' relative says she was 'not prepared' to learn horrifying details of murder-kidnapping

Mail Online | 10/15/2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
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As new details continue to emerge in the gruesome kidnapping of Jayme Closs, a relative of the 13-year-old says she was 'not prepared' to learn the truth.

Countless questions weighed on Jodie Arnold's mind in the months after the bodies of Denise, her cousin, and James Closs were found shot to death and their daughter went missing on October 15, 2018 in Barron, Wisconsin.

Jayme - Home - Captor - Jake - Thomas

Now that Jayme has returned home and her alleged captor, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, is behind bars, Arnold is finding that the reality is far worse than she could have imagined.

'I was not prepared,' she told People.

Complaint - Patterson - Details - Confession - Jayme

The criminal complaint filed against Patterson details his confession to cops that he decided Jayme was 'the girl he was going to take' after a change sighting of her getting on the school bus when it stopped in front of him as he drove to work.

On the night of October 15, he stole his father's shotgun, donned a balaclava face mask and two pairs of gloves and drove to the home to carry out his plan.

Door - Cover - Darkness - Patterson - Jayme

As he approached the front door under cover of darkness, Patterson saw Jayme's father, James, standing in the large window.

Jayme told detectives that she had been woken by her dog Molly barking and noticed somebody coming up the driveway when she went to investigate.

Parents - Father - 'went - Door

She woke her parents and her father 'went to the door to see what was going on.'

Patterson claimed that he yelled at James Closs to get on the ground but that he 'kept shining a flashlight and looking outside' while pounding on the door. Peering through the window, James Closs asked to see his badge - assuming he was law enforcement.

Moment - Patterson - Shotgun - James - Closs

In that moment, Patterson said, he raised his shotgun, pointed it at James Closs' head and pulled the...
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