Wisconsin Woman Describes Finding Jayme Closs: 'I Was Not Calm Inside'
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 15, 2019,
Jan 15, 2019, 0:16
Jake Patterson, 21, has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping over the incident.
Inside the two-story house, authorities allege Patterson kept the 13-year-old Jayme as a prisoner after killing her parents in their Barron home almost 70 miles away, then abducting and hiding Jayme in the cabin outside Gordon from which she escaped last Thursday and sought help from a woman out walking a dog.
Tremblay says it will take time for Closs to resume a regular routine, but if she does come back to Riverview, she would have a flexible schedule with plenty of breaks.
Patterson said while on his drive to work one day he was stopped behind a school bus and saw Jayme Closs getting on the bus. "I quickened my pace and got to her, and she just sort of fell into me and said, 'I'm Jayme.' And I said, 'I know'". She begged the woman for help, saying Patterson had been hiding her in a nearby cabin and that she had escaped when he left her alone.
Jayme was located safely Thursday after fleeing from the remote Gordon home where she was being held.
And to ensure she was trapped, Jayme told officials he would stack containers with heavy weights around the bed "so she could not move them without his being able to detect it".
Closs was released from a Minnesota hospital Friday and is staying in Barron, Wisconsin, with an aunt.
"I'm lost and I don't know where I am, and I need help", Jayme told Nutter, the woman told CNN affiliate WCCO.
Feigh pointed out that Jayme wasn't found - she escaped on her own.
Nutter described Jayme's condition as "skinny and dirty but outwardly OK", saying her hair was matted.
The criminal complaint is the formal charging document filed in court which lays out the legal case against a suspect. Patterson was arrested without incident. Her family insists they don't know the man.
"She told me who she was and then that's when I said this child needs to be someplace safe and you need to get her there now", Nutter said.
Nutter was walking her golden retriever Henry on a road in Gordon, Wis., Thursday when she came across the disheveled 13-year-old girl.
Patterson kept Closs captive for 88 days in the home and kept her under a bed for hours at a time and warned her that "bad things could happen to her" if anyone found her there, the complaint alleges.
Ownership of a remote cabin where a Wisconsin teenager was apparently held during a almost 3-month disappearance passed to a credit union soon after the girl's abduction.
"She just went the right direction at the right time". My sister Denisey-Pooh and Jim. we have your baby girl in our arms and may you both now Rest In Peace, we will never forget you.
Investigators believe the goal of the assailant was to kidnap Jayme, though Patterson has no apparent prior connection to the family.
On October 15, Patterson allegedly blasted through the family's front door with a shotgun and shot Closs's father, James. In Wisconsin, charging documents often contain detailed information about the case. Jayme was nowhere to be found.
Patterson attorneys Charles Glynn and Richard Jones said in a statement that they consider the situation "very tragic" and that they are relying on the court system to treat their client fairly. "She said that this person usually hides her or hides her when others are near, or when he has to leave the household".