Suspect Allegedly Told Police How He Chose Jayme Closs

Suspect Allegedly Told Police How He Chose Jayme Closs

Jake Thomas Patterson, the 21-year-old man suspected of kidnapping Jayme and murdering her parents, is set to make his initial appearance Monday afternoon in Barron County Circuit Court via video conference.

Speaking from her own experience as a child kidnapping victim, Smart offered advice to Jayme on Monday - just days after the teen was found safe near Gordon, Wisconsin. He did say that Patterson acted alone and that he had a "very targeted approach and planned out attack" on the family.

Patterson, who was dressed head to toe in black, taped Jayme's hands and ankles and dragged her out to his vehicle.

While investigators have said Patterson's goal was to kidnap Jayme, he has no apparent prior connection to the family.

He then dragged her to his auto and threw her in the boot, according to the criminal complaint. "Get them safe first, ask questions later". The call came in from Denise Closs' cell phone.

Elizabeth Smart, who, as a teen in 2002, was abducted and held against her will for nine months, and Michelle Knight, one of several women held captive for years by Ariel Castro, expressed relief that she had been found but said that her life may not be the same.

For almost three months, local, state and federal authorities had been looking for Jayme - an agonising search that drew national attention. Her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press that Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she doesn't know Patterson at all.

A woman who has a cabin nearby was walking along the isolated road when she saw Jayme on the cold evening, just about dusk, without a coat or gloves.

"She was skinnier than in her photograph but I think healthy overall, and she was able to have a conversation with us". They also told us about what it's like to finally have her home.

"It appears he concealed her from other people. his friends", Fitzgerald said.

Ten minutes after Jayme was found, Patterson was pulled over and arrested.

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Details of Jayme's three-month captivity have not been released, and Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has not said whether Jayme was sexually assaulted.

Patterson is scheduled to go to court today (Monday, Jan. 14) where he is expected to be formally charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

Glynn and Jones issued a statement Saturday saying they are relying on the court system to treat Patterson fairly.

"Just a miracle that she got away from him", Naiberg said.

"It was great to know she was next to me all night", and "what a great feeling to have her home", she wrote.

"I'm so glad they believed us", Nutter said.

"It was a privilege to have a little part in helping get her home", she said.

PEOPLE has reached out to the two lawyers for additional comment.

"She participated in cross country and loved dancing", said Barron Area Schools Superintendent Diane Tremblay. The sheriff hasn't elaborated. "It's one of Jayme's favorite colors", said White.

"Well, right now we're looking for 88 days of evidence", Fitzgerald said. "We don't know what she went through". Nutter went to leave, only to return to the cabin to put on anti-slip cleats over her shoes. "Did he buy food?" he said.

"She looked thin", Nutter said.

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