Still No Clues After 5 Days Of Searching For Jayme Closs

Geneva Stokes
October 19, 2018

National attention is being focused on Barron, Wisconsin as the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs continues after her parents were found dead.

- A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn't a runaway and investigators believe she's in danger, the sheriff said. "I don't know that answer", Fitzgerald told reporters.

Investigators also believe Jayme was at home during the shooting based on details from the 911 call and evidence from the home.

BARRON, Wis. (WXOW) - The Barron County Sheriff plans a 4 p.m. news conference to update the investigation into the death of two people and the search for their missing 13-year-old daughter. Jayme was at a family gathering Sunday afternoon.

"Anyone with information about her possible whereabouts or anyone that has contact with Jayme is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff's Department at 715-537-3106 immediately", the sheriff's office posted on Facebook, along with a photo of the young girl.

Tips continued to stream in, but authorities had not yet been able to identify any suspects, Sheriff Fitzgerald said at a press conference. He encouraged people in the area to look for anything unusual in coming days and weeks as they go into fields, visit their cabins and go hunting.

Authorities canvass the town and Jayme's school for information, and a nationwide Amber Alert was sent out for Jayme. He said both were shot to death.

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"(The FBI) are the experts in breaking down 911 tapes, looking at our phones, and taking care of all evidence in that manner", Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald said there were no suspects in the case.

He stated that it took deputies less than four minutes to reach the home after the 911 call ended.

The missing girl is described as 5-feet tall and 100 pounds, with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes.

A possible sighting of Jayme at a gas station in Miami, Florida that emerged on October 15 was dismissed by Fitzgerald as "not credible".

"Her parents died from gunshot wounds, that's why we're ruling this a homicide", Fitzgerald explained. We ask the public's help in continuing to provide tips at 1-855-744-3879.

"We want to bring Jayme home". They've spoken with friends and classmates to see if they know anything.

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