Latest Jayme Closs News

The Latest: Jayme Closs' family satisfied with sentence

May. 25, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest...

Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

May. 24, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional...

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

May. 24, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Jayme Closs' statement at Friday's sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs did not appear in court, and her statement was read in court by family attorney Chris...

Wisconsin man will spend rest of life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents

May. 24, 2019 4:30 PM EDT
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin man will spend rest of life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents.

Kidnap victim Jayme Closs honored by Wisconsin Assembly

May. 15, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old teenager who was held prisoner in a Wisconsin cabin for three months before escaping her abductor is being honored by state lawmakers as a "hometown hero." Jayme Closs appeared with family members and friends to receive her honor in the Assembly chamber on Wednesday. It...