Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:28

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 Gramstrup: "Last October, Jake ...

Wisconsin man gets life in prison in Jayme Closs case

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:23

A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities for months until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in ...

Jayme Closs: Abductor ‘tried to steal me’

U.S. 05/24/19, 15:32

Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs said Friday she wanted to see the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents “locked up forever,” saying “he tried to steal me. And he didn’t care who he killed or who he hurt.” Jayme’s first public statements about her ordeal came at the sentencing hearing ...

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs could get life in prison

U.S. 05/24/19, 08:00

A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days.Jake Patterson, 21, was scheduled to ...

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Jayme Closs, killing parents

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:54

A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, in a move that spares the girl held captive in a remote cabin for three months from the possible trauma of having to testify at his trial. Jake Patterson, 21, sniffled and his voice caught as ...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:40

Notable events in the disappearance and discovery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was held captive in a remote cabin for three months after her parents were killed in the family's home.___Oct. 15, 2018 — James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, are found shot to death in ...

Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen’s kidnapping

U.S. 03/16/19, 20:07

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction. Smart spoke to about 1,300 people Friday night at Barron High School. Residents ...

Station: Suspect in Closs abduction says he’ll plead guilty

U.S. 03/07/19, 19:34

A Minnesota television station reported Thursday that the Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs says in a letter from jail that he plans to plead guilty. KARE-TV reported that suspect Jake Patterson's Feb. 28 letter was in response to a letter from a station reporter. Patterson wrote that he ...

Elizabeth Smart set to speak in Wisconsin on Closs rescue

U.S. 03/06/19, 13:28

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is scheduled to speak in northwestern Wisconsin next week to help the region cope with a high-profile double homicide-kidnapping.Prosecutors have accused 21-year-old Jake Patterson of breaking into 13-year-old Jayme Closs' home just outside Barron in October, killing her parents with a shotgun and abducting her. They ...

Wisconsin’s Jayme Closs thanks well-wishers for support

U.S. 02/13/19, 12:25

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who spent 88 days in captivity after a violent abduction is thanking supporters from around the world.Jayme Closs was taken in October in an attack that included the shotgun slayings of her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family's home. A 21-year-old man is charged ...

Dad of accused killer, kidnapper asks for prayers for victim

U.S. 02/07/19, 10:40

The father of the man accused of holding a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl captive for nearly three months after killing her parents is asking people to pray for the girl's healing.Patrick Patterson told ABC News that he wants Jayme Closs and her relatives to know his family's hearts are broken for ...

Update: Man waives hearing in Wisconsin girl abduction

U.S. 02/06/19, 12:18

The Latest on court appearance for man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl and killing her parents (all times local):11:20 a.m.A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents has been ordered to stand trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson gave brief ...

Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl to appear in court

U.S. 02/06/19, 02:47

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and Denise Closs on Oct. 15 and kidnapping their daughter , Jayme Closs, from their Barron home. Jayme escaped ...

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

U.S. 02/06/19, 00:25

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 and ...

Authorities examine cellphone of alleged Wisconsin kidnapper

U.S. 01/29/19, 16:56

Wisconsin authorities have examined call logs, photos and videos stored on the cellphone of the man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents, according to court documents filed Tuesday.The search warrant documents filed in Barron County Circuit Court don't reveal the nature of the photos and videos ...

Church service gives thanks for missing teen’s safe return

U.S. 01/21/19, 09:36

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 and her parents were fatally shot.Jayme Closs escaped from the man accused of holding her captive for nearly three months on Jan. 10. The suspect, 21-year-old ...

Kidnap suspect apparently applied for job day Jayme escaped

U.S. 01/17/19, 13:37

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. ...

Latest: Patterson lawyers warn confession may hinder defense

U.S. 01/16/19, 12:34

The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):11:35 a.m.Attorneys for a man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents are acknowledging his confession could present a problem in his defense.According to a criminal complaint, Jake Thomas ...

Closs family: Appreciate sympathy from suspect’s father

U.S. 01/16/19, 11:08

The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October said Wednesday that he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father. Robert Naiberg's granddaughter, 13-year-old Jayme Closs, escaped from a remote cabin in northwest Wisconsin late last week, nearly three months after she ...

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