Police Release New Details About Missing 'Endangered' Wisconsin Girl After Parents Found Dead Inside Home

October 16, 2018


Police have released new details concerning the disturbing case of a missing Wisconsin girl. Authorities are searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs after her parents were found dead in their Barron County home in Wisconsin.


On Monday, October 15, at around 1 a.m. police received a 9-1-1 call from an unknown person. When they arrived, they discovered two dead bodies and a missing teenager. Jayme's parents were James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46.


“This was a gunshot crime scene,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told NBC News. “We could hear yelling in the background on this 9-1-1 call. No one interacted with our dispatchers, so it was just kind of an open line where we could hear different things in the background.”


The call led investigators to the Closs home, but when they arrived, Jayme was nowhere to be found. Police believe that she is in extreme danger and they issued an Amber Alert the same day she went missing. According to Fitzgerald, Jayme is not considered to be a suspect.


“She is missing and endangered,” he said. “She is a 13-year-old girl that we believe may have been at this scene when this took place.”

At this time, police do not have any suspects, however, on Monday, the police in Miami received a tip about a possible sighting of the young girl. The department tweeted that Jayme "may have been seen" near the area of the Sunflex gas station at N.W. 27th Avenue and 11st. The person who gave the tip said that they saw a girl matching Jayme's description was accompanied by "two well-dressed bearded men," according to "KLVI."





“If it was her, she was in a black Ford Explorer with a possible WI plate of I60WER,” police tweeted.


Jayme is described as a white female, at 5-foot-0-inches, weighing about 100 pounds, with dark blonde hair, and green eyes.

Police are asking for the public's help. If you have any leads or you believe that you may have seen her, you are asked to call Barron County Sheriff's Office at (855) 744-3879 or 9-1-1.