13-year-old Jayme Closs went missing after her parents were found dead inside their home in Barron County, Wisconsin. The search continues for the girl, and we are asking our readers to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
On Monday, October 15, police responded to the Closses home in the rural parts of Barron County where they discovered the bodies of James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46. Their daughter, Jayme, was nowhere to be found.
Their neighbors, Tom and Joan Smrekar, said that they woke up to the sounds of two gunshots at about 12:31 a.m., reported the "Chicago Tribune." Initially, Joan didn't think anything of it she said.
"We hear people hunting," she said. "I told Tom, 'Maybe there was a bear in a yard, and they were trying to scare away an animal."
Dispatch received a call from a cell phone from inside the home, but the caller didn't communicate back, said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald during a Tuesday news conference, according to "ABC."
Authorities believe that Jayme was held at gunpoint and was taken from her home. Jayme is considered "endangered" and is not a suspect in the killing of her parents.
The last time Jayme was seen was at a family gathering was on Sunday afternoon. Her grandfather, Robert Nailberg, spoke with "The Associated Press" on Tuesday stating that nothing seemed any different at the family gathering, which was to celebrate her cousin's birthday, reported "ABC."
Nailberg's daughter, Denise, and Jayme attended the party, but his son-in-law, James, couldn't make it because he was working. Nailberg described his daughter as a "thoughtful person" who brought "a little gift for everybody" at the party, "ABC" reports.
In regards to the Miami Police Department's tweet stating that they received a tip of a sighting of Jayme, Fitzgerald said that the tip was not credible after investigating the video surveillance.
"New details in the case of a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in the family's Wisconsin home. Relatives tell CBS News that the front door to the house was "shot in." 13 year old Jayme Closs is still missing," tweeted "CBS Newspath."
At this time, the local police department has teamed up with the FBI and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. Authorities have issued out update photos of Jayme. Please take a look at them below.
Please keep Jayme in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray she is found safe!