Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

She spoke with WTVF about how the news of someone else's daughter coming home feels while her daughter is still missing.

"There is a reunification process in place going on right now that includes medical and mental evaluation, questioning by detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, and after that, unification with her family", Fitzgerald said.

"I didn´t know the situation until she got near me, and then she told me her name, and I knew who she was because I´d seen her picture everywhere".

She said she did not know where she was or anything about Gordon, and Peter Kasinkas said she was quiet and her emotions were "pretty flat". "Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said. (But) he knew what he was doing.

"It was great to know she was next to me all night", and "what a great feeling to have her home", Smith's post reads. The discovery ended an all-out search that gripped the state, with many people fearing the worst.

"My legs started to shake".

Jayme Closs is with her aunt after her rescue on Thursday (Jan 10) and has been reunited with the rest of her family and her dog, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters.

Neighbor Adam Wilson told KSTP that the setup of the home in which Jayme was believed to have been held may have helped keep her presence there a secret. They say she was "the only target".

The sheriff said investigators are trying to figure out what happened to Jayme during her captivity and why she was seized, and gave no details on how she escaped except to say Patterson was not home at the time.

After Jayme confirmed her identity to the couple, she explained to them that she escaped from her kidnapper's home nearby and was afraid that he may come looking for her.

"One of the things that helped me recover so quickly is that nobody forced me to talk about what happened", said Beers, 36, who is married and has two children.

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He also went to "great efforts" to avoid leaving any traces of himself at the crime scene, Fitzgerald said - including shaving his head so he wouldn't leave hair behind.

It appears Patterson went to the Closs home with the intention of taking Jayme, Fitzgerald said.

The sheriff said that he did not know whether Jayme had been physically abused.

Another Aunt, Sue Allard, said she could barely express her joy after learning the news. He graduated from the Northwood School District in Minong, Wis. Patterson's parents divorced in 2007, court records show. It was not immediately known whether the unemployed Patterson had an attorney. He is being held on charges of murder for the killings of Closs' parents and kidnapping.

Patterson remained largely an enigma Saturday.

He had no criminal record, according to the sheriff.

The president of the Jennie-O Turkey store in Barron, where James and Denise Closs had worked for decades, said Patterson had been an employee there for a single day three years ago.

"I have no clue who they are", she said.

For months, thousands of people joined search parties as investigators received thousands of tips.

There was no sign of Jayme until she was found "skinny and dirty" on Thursday by a dog walker in a town 65 miles away from her home.

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