Nearly three months after her parents were found dead in their Wisconsin home, 13-year-old Jayme Closs emerged from the woods, malnourished and dirty with matted hair, and then flagged down a woman walking her dog for help.
Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was arrested early Thursday evening just minutes after the missing teen turned up in the rural town of Gordon, some 70 miles away from her home in Barron. A Douglas County patrol sergeant took the suspect into custody after spotting a vehicle matching a description Jayme had given to authorities.
Authorities do not yet know the suspect’s connection to Jayme, but believe she was his intended target — not her parents.
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