Jake Patterson Identified as Suspect in Jayme Closs Kidnapping
Police Handout / FacebookA Wisconsin man has been arrested in the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents. The missing teenager was discovered alive Thursday after she escaped her alleged captor and flagged down a bystander for help. Authorities cuffed 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson near his family’s remote home outside of Gordon, where Jayme was apparently being held since October, when someone entered her family’s residence and shot and killed her parents. “Thank you for being here on this amazing day,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters at a press briefing Friday morning. “For 88 days I told you we would work tirelessly to bring Jayme Closs home.” Read more at The Daily Beast.