BARRON, Wis. (KMSP) - Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl whose parents were found slain in their Barron, Wisconsin home Monday morning, is now listed as one of the FBI’s top kidnapping and missing persons cases.
Jayme is considered endangered. The search for the missing teenager continued Thursday with the Barron County Sheriff organizes teams of volunteers to scour a 14-mile stretch of Highway 8 from Barron to Turtle Lake for any clues.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, the Barron County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the family’s home. No one spoke directly to dispatchers, but there was some background noise.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered James and Denise Closs dead from gunshot wounds. Their deaths have both been ruled homicides. No gun was found at the scene.
Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said investigators believe Jayme was home at the time of the shooting. By the time deputies responded, she was gone.
Jayme is described as having blonde or strawberry blonde hair and green eyes. She is five feet tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.
Anyone with information on Jayme’s whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office’s tip line at 1-855-744-3879.