Jayme Closs found alive after nearly three months | News Coverage from USA

Jayme Closs found alive after nearly three months

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs has been found alive after being missing for nearly three months, authorities say.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday that Douglas County officials located the 13-year-old. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after, Fitzgerald said. 

Fitzgerald said no further details are available at this time, citing a “fluid” and active investigation. 

A news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. CST Friday at the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. 

Closs disappeared on Oct. 15, the same day her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death in their home outside Barron. Her disappearance was shrouded in mystery, and although police received more than 2,000 tips, they had few leads until now.

“This case has been very trying on the family so please respect their privacy and we reunite them later tonight,” Fitzgerald said on Facebook. 

Fitzgerald announced Closs had been found about 8 p.m. Thursday, just hours earlier he had tamped down a rumor that she had been found in Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin.

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