Thursday Marks 1 Month Since Jayme Closs Reported Missing

January 11, 2019 06:34 AM

Thursday marks one month since 13-year-old Jayme Closs was reported missing from her western Wisconsin home.

Jayme's parents were found dead at the home and the incident launched an investigation involving multiple agencies.


The case continues to generate about 25 tips per day, according to authorities. However, the information in those tips have not yet led to strong leads in the case.

The Barron County Sheriff's Office reports a new team from the FBI is expected to arrive to expand the search.

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In the meantime, relatives of the Closs family said they aren't giving up hope.

On Thursday, classmates and community members are encouraged to wear green in support of Jayme and all missing children.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said his gut tells him the 13-year-old is still alive.

County dispatch records show a cryptic 911 call that ended abruptly in 45 seconds was placed the night of Oct. 15.

Authorities at the Closs home discovered the landline was disconnected and that Jayme's parents had been fatally shot.

Investigators said the motive remains unclear.

With the state's nine-day gun deer hunt beginning early Saturday and running through Nov. 25, Fitzgerald has asked deer hunters to report anything suspicious, such as clothing or weapons that they may come across when heading out to the woods and fields.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Jayme's whereabouts. Those with information can call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879 or email

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