BARRON, Wis. (KMSP) - An AMBER Alert has been issued for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who is missing after her parents were found shot to death in their home in Barron, Wisconsin early Monday morning.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call made from a residence on Highway 8 east of Barron shortly before 1 a.m. When deputies arrived, they found two adults shot to death inside the home, according to Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
Jayme, the victims’ only child, was not found at the home. She is considered endangered, according to the AMBER Alert. Anyone with knowledge of Jayme's whereabouts is asked to call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.
Fitzgerald said the 911 call came from the home, but no one was specifically talking to the dispatchers. Investigator are trying to enhance the audio for clues.
Christine Fink runs a dance studio in nearby Rice Lake and said she knows Jayme and her mother well. Jayme has been dancing at her studio since she was little.
“Jayme is so sweet, so kind, loved dancing, loved being here; this was the perfect outlet for her, in my opinion, and she thrived here. That’s why she’s been here for so long,” she said.
Fink said Jayme was quiet, but seemed to have a good relationship with her mother. In a community where almost everyone knows each other, she hopes someone knows where the 13-year-old girl could be.
“Obviously this news is shocking for all of us. We’re scared, we’re sad—it’s just a horrible situation.”
Jayme is five feet tall, weighs approximately 100 pounds and has green eyes and blond or strawberry blond hair.
Again, anyone with knowledge of Jayme's whereabouts is asked to call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.
Police in Miami, Florida reported a possible sighting of Jayme Closs on the afternoon of Oct. 15. WSVN 7News, the FOX affiliate in Miami, is working to see if surveillance footage from the gas station where the sighting occurred is available.
How Closs could have made it from Barron to Miami without flying has not been explained. Her alleged sighting was about 15 hours after the police responded to her home and according to Google Maps the drive would take about 26 hours.