On Monday, October 15, Barron County police responded to an emergency call and found James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, dead inside their home. After discovering the bodies, the police also discovered that their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme was missing.
The phone call was made by a cell phone from inside the home. However, police say that the person who called never communicated back with the operator.
Shortly after police arrived at the bloody scene, they issued an Amber Alert and began searching for Jayme. They used drones, infrared, dogs, and people, but she was nowhere to be found.
“At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound. That’s our goal. That’s our only goal right now,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. “We are processing the scene and working on that, but as of right now, all of our efforts are focused on a 13-year-old girl.”
On Wednesday, October 17, Fitzerald revealed the autopsy results for James and Denise. Jayme's parents were murdered and the result was from gunshot wounds, according to "Newsweek."
Police believe that Jayme was inside the home at the time of the double homicides and that she is still in danger. Fitzgerald says that he believes that Jayme is still alive and is asking for the public's help.
“At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound. That’s our goal. That’s our only goal right now,” Fitzgerald said. “We are processing the scene and working on that, but as of right now, all of our efforts are focused on a 13-year-old girl.”
On Monday, Fitzgerald said that there were no suspects and not even one single lead. It's a "tough scene," he described. Since the announcement of Jayme missing, the Barron County police say that they have received over 400 tips.
Please keep Jayme in your thoughts and prayers! If you have seen Jayme, please call 9-1-1, or if you have any tips, you are asked to call 855-744-3879.