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Church service gives thanks for missing teen's safe return

Jan. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EST

CAMERON, Wis. (AP) — Residents of two Wisconsin communities gathered for a church service to give thanks for the safe return of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted after her parents were fatally shot at their home. Jayme Closs escaped from the man accused of holding her captive for nearly three months on...

On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume

Jan. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an "honest guy" even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience. Jake Patterson is charged in...

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

Jan. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they're not sure he can get a fair trial in the...

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

Jan. 16, 2019 2:29 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A Wisconsin sheriff says his deputies did everything they could on the night a 13-year-old girl was abducted and her parents slain. A criminal complaint says Jake...

The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The grandfather of a 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents during a home invasion says his grandson was "quiet and shy." Jim Moyer told ABC News...

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Jan. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal. The 12-page complaint against Jake Thomas...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan. 15, 2019 5:46 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BIG DAY FOR BREXIT'S SURVIVAL British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat. 2. 'NEVER EVER BACK...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

Jan. 15, 2019 12:36 AM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were killed in the family's home. Authorities say Jayme was found alive after being held captive for three months by a man who is now charged in her...

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus

Jan. 14, 2019 11:24 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus near her home, authorities said Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told detectives that "he knew that...

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

Jan. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Wisconsin prosecutors say they expect to release more information soon on the case against a man charged with kidnapping...