Investigators Continue Looking for Clues in Search for Missing Barron County Teen

October 19, 2018 10:14 PM

Investigators in Wisconsin have now been searching for 5 days for a missing 13-year-old.

Early Monday morning, authorities responded to a home in Barron to find Denise and James Closs dead, and their daughter, Jayme, missing. A 911 call log gives a minute-by-minute breakdown of the moments before and after investigators showed up at her home.


FBI billboards are aiding in what's now a nationwide search to bring Jayme home and find anyone responsible for killing her parents. 

"We have teams ready to respond at a moment's notice when a tip comes in," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. "Her parents died from gunshot wounds."

Dispatch documents reveal a 911 call came from Denise Closs' cell phone at 12:53 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers say they, "Could hear a lot of yelling" and tried calling back several times but there was no answer. 

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When authorities arrived at 1 a.m., the report said officers found, "one male down, multiple rounds spent" and the door had been kicked in. It also said the, "male who was down answered the door."

Just 11 minutes later, deputies found a second person down, no gun at the scene and the landline had been disconnected. Just before 4 a.m. in the morning, 13-year-old Jayme was officially declared a missing person.

"We believe Jayme was at home at the time of the homicides and we believe she is still in danger," Sheriff Fitzgerald said. 

In the days since, the community is doing their part to help with the search

"Have just kept an eye out for anything unusual," said Linda Krahenbuhl, a Barron County resident. 

Many trying to come to grips with this hitting so close to home.

"It's very sad that this has happened, it's right in our neighborhood,"  Krahenbuhl said. 



Brett Hoffland

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