It's coming up on three months since 13-year-old Jayme Closs disappeared - without a trace - on the same night that her mother and father were brutally massacred in their Barron, Wisconsin home. No DNA, no hard evidence, no substantial clues have been found. She seems to have disappeared into thin air.
But authorities KNOW that she is out there somewhere. Someone knows something, and they are determined to do everything in their power to bring Jayme home. In the weeks that followed the October 15th double murder of Denise and James Closs, thousands of tips and leads have been investigated.
Even with a now-up-to-$50,000 reward being offered for information leading to the discovery of what became of the teenager, none of the information has brought authorities the answers they are desperately seeking.
One of the leads police have been chasing is that Jayme had some sort of an alliance with an older man - a rumor that had gained popularity within the community in which the family lived. More recently, photos unexpectedly appeared on social media purporting to be that of Jayme with said-man.
The photos appear to be of a young woman lying next to a man; it has gone viral as many are trying to determine if the photo is Jayme Closs.
"True Crime Gossip says that on Facebook that a '3-wide photograph' appeared on social media asking if it was Jayme Closs. Evidently, someone had anonymously submitted the post asking if they thought it looked like Jayme. True Crime Gossip took the photo and live streamed it on YouTube asking people to vote whether it was Jayme or not."
Compare these photos of Jayme with the ones being circulated online. Do you think it looks like her?
Authorities have since proclaimed these images are “not credible.” But they have said very little else.
Authorities promise a news conference as soon as this week. Hopefully, they have more answers to share with all of us who have been praying for Jayme's safety.
Investigators were first alerted to the events at the Closs home when they received a mysterious 9-1-1 call in which no one spoke.
"No one talked on that call and we don't know who made it. We heard voices but we can’t make out what was said," Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald of Barron County told Fox News, saying that it sounded to him as though the call may have been made from another room - not the one in which the intrusion was occurring.
As family and friends wait for any updates on the whereabouts of the 13-year-old, police are turning to the public to assist them in finding Jayme. One Twitter user posted photos of what Jayme might look like with different hairstyles:
“She won’t be smiling so focus on her chin dimple, eyebrows, skin. Her hair color could be changed or covered. Focus on he face…especially her chin dimple.”
With a $50,000 reward on the table for credible information leading to her discovery, authorities are hopeful that they will catch a break soon. The longer she is missing, the worse it looks for her safe return.
Please continue praying for Jayme. With everyone joining in the cause, her chances are sure to improve exponentially.