Man Breaks Into Home Of Missing Jayme Closs, Steals Girl's Underwear And Clothes, Police Say

October 30, 2018

A Wisconsin man has been charged with breaking into the home of 13-year-old Jayme Closs. Jayme's disappearance has prompted a nationwide manhunt.

On October 15, Jayme went missing after her parents were found dead inside their Barron County home in Wisconsin. According to reports, the front door was "shot in," and the intruder(s) held the family at gunpoint, but later killed James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46. Jayme was nowhere to be found when police arrived.

The search still continues, and police believe that she is not a suspect in the case.

32-year-old Kyle Jaenke-Annis of Cameron, Wisconsin, was charged on Monday with burglary and bail jumping, according to "Duluth News Tribune." On Saturday, Jaenke-Annis was inside the Closs home when he was caught stealing some of Jayme's clothing. This was the same day as her parent's funeral.

Police said that they saw Jaenke-Annis on the family's surveillance cameras that were on the Closs property at about 2:20 a.m. Within five minutes, police arrived and noticed that there were multiple lights on in the home.

When police arrived, they ordered the man to come out. Jaenke-Annis admitted he was inside Jayme's room and had taken several articles of clothing. In the police report, he took two tank tops, one of Jayme's dresses, and two pairs of girl's underwear. Jaenke-Annis told police that he was "curious about what size Jayme was" and believed that no one would miss the clothes.

Jaenke-Annis works at the same place as where James and Denise used to work, at Jennie-O Turkey Store. He told police that he left work that evening and took his bike to a nearby laundromat. Later, he walked to the Closs residence, where he found the back patio door unlocked, he then proceeded into the home.

Police said that Jaenke-Annis is not a suspect in the teen's case. Anyone with information is asked to call 855-744-3879.