Jayme Closs - Updated May 2024

Updated On February 12, 2024
Most Popular

Barron, Wisconsin, USA
Birth Sign


Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs is an American citizen, student, and missing teen from the USA. Jayme Closs was the only child of her parents James and Denise Closs. Moreover, she was kidnapped for 88 days.

Early Life

Jayme Closs was born Jayme Lynn Closs was born on July 13, 2005. She hails from Barron, Wisconsin, USA. Currently, she is 17 years old and her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Moreover, she follows Christianity and her nationality is American. She now lives with an aunt and an uncle. Her parents were James Closs and Denise Closs.

Jayme Closs

Caption: Jayme Closs’s picture. Source: Nytimes

The kidnapping of Jayme Closs

Jake Thomas Patterson abducted American 13-year-old Jayme Closs from her family’s home in Barron, Wisconsin, on October 15, 2018. Therefore, the attack took place at 12:53 a.m after he forced his way inside and fatally shot her parents.

Patterson took her to a house 70 miles (110 km) away in rural Gordon, Wisconsin, and held her in captivity for 88 days until she escaped on January 10, 2019.

Moreover, Police took Patterson into custody; shortly after, he told them he kidnapped Closs and killed her parents. However, Thomas pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

On May 24, 2019, he was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 40 years.

As per the police report, Patterson has came prepared and also masked his identity like changing his haircut so that he does not leave any clue about the incident.

Moreover, the police team has announced a $00K reward. It happened on October 18 mainly directed towards US Route 8 and near her home. Patterson was the driver of the Closs family.

Jayme was kidnapped for over three months, to be exact, 88 days. Still, she couldn’t recognize the kidnapper due to trauma. Further, child safety advocate Elizabeth Smart said that Jayme is a brave and strong girl.

And also is happy to see her alive and describes her as a hero. Moreover, the funeral of her parents was conducted on Halloween Day.

Jayme Closs

Caption: Jayme Closs enjoying her grandparent’s house. Source: Wausau

What actually happened?

Before some time incident took place, Thomas parked his car at the end of the driveway. Wearing a black coat and ski mask, he approached the home’s front door, carrying the shotgun.

Jayme’s father, James Closs shone a light on Patterson through a glass pane in the front door and asked him to show him his badge. And, Patterson called out, “Open the fucking door!”

Then, Patterson fired once, fatally shooting Closs. However, forcing his way into the house, he checked every room in the house because he wanted “no witnesses left behind.”

Patterson found the bathroom door locked and began shooting it down. And, inside the bathroom, there were Denise Closs and Jayme.

Later, at 12:53 a.m., Denise made a 911 call. When Denise did not speak, before the phone call disconnected, the operator heard a disturbance and yelling. However, when the dispatcher called the number back, they reached the voicemail of Denise Closs.

Patterson fatally shot Denise Closs. Then, he dragged Jayme outside, almost slipping on blood, placed her in the trunk of his car, and drove away. After four minutes, Police arrived after the 911 call.

How did she escape?

As Thomas believed that Jayme was too afraid of him to make any escape attempts, he never put special locks on doors because she wouldn’t escape. Therefore, they also escaped on the same bed.

Moreover, on the afternoon of January 10, 2019, Patterson told Jayme he was leaving for a couple of hours.

After Patterson departed, Jayme pushed out the objects around the bed. Closs ran from the house wearing a light shirt, leggings, and a pair of Patterson’s sneakers.

While escaping, she came across a local woman, Jeanne Nutter, walking her dog. Jeanne Nutter recognized her from news reports and immediately took her to a neighbor’s house.

Immediately Police were called and Jayme told them everything. And with the information and description that Jayme provided for Police about Patterson and his vehicle enabled deputies to spot his car just minutes afterward when Patterson drove by the house.

Then, after a deputy stopped him, Patterson exited his vehicle and said, “I did it.” Moreover, a hospital admitted Jayme under guard. However, they released Jayme the next morning to the custody of her aunt, Jennifer Smith.

Further, Hormel, the parent company of the Jennie-O store where Closs’s parents worked, announced that they would grant $25K reward money to Closs for rescuing herself on January 24.

Jayme Closs

Caption: Jayme Closs speaks out after two years after her escape. Source: WKNW

Jayme Closs – Body Measurements

Jayme is a charming and gorgeous girl. She is 5 feet tall and her weight is around 50 kilos. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 34-23-35 inches including chest, waist, hip respectively.

Moreover, she wears number 6 (US) shoe size. Further, she has a set of beautiful hazel eyes and blonde hair. As she is just 16 years old, her body stats might change for some more years.