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9 months ago

Jayme Closs says she's feeling 'stronger every day' 1 year after kidnapping

Closs was kidnapped as a 13-year-old and held for months until she escaped in January.
9 months ago
Jayme Closs says she's feeling 'stronger every day' 1 year after kidnapping
9 months ago

Exclusive: Jayme Closs says she's feeling 'stronger every day' 1 year after terrifying kidnapping

Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents were murdered on Oct. 15, 2018.
9 months ago
Jayme Closs feeling 'stronger every day' 1 year after kidnapping: Exclusive
1 year ago

Sentencing for the man who kidnapped Jayme Closs

Jake Patterson was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for killing Jayme's parents and holding the teenager captive for 88 days.
1 year ago
Sentencing for the man who kidnapped Jayme Closs
1 year ago

Closs' statement read as her kidnapper gets life

Jayme Closs vowed to never let her kidnapper take her freedom or her spirit from her in a powerful statement read at the sentencing hearing of Jake Patterson.
1 year ago
Closs' statement read as her kidnapper gets life
1 year ago

'I took back my freedom': Jayme Closs' powerful statement read as her kidnapper gets life in prison without parole

Jake Patterson went to Jayme Closs' home, killed her parents and kidnapped her.
1 year ago
'I took back my freedom': Teen's statement read as her kidnapper gets life in prison
1 year ago

Elizabeth Smart brings together abduction survivors in hopes of helping Jayme Closs

Elizabeth Smart was abducted in 2002 and held captive for 9 months, and now she wants to help another abduction survivor, Jayme Closs.
1 year ago
Elizabeth Smart brings together abduction survivors in hopes of helping Jayme Closs
1 year ago

Elizabeth Smart leads message of support for Jayme Closs

Smart and other survivors of infamous kidnapping cases are speaking out in a new Lifetime documentary to offer hope to Closs, who escaped to safety.
1 year ago
Elizabeth Smart leads message of support for Jayme Closs
1 year ago

Elizabeth Smart shares advice for Jayme Closs

Smart's will have a 90-minute special "Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case" that will air on Lifetime on Saturday, April 27 and promises to look at the Closs case through the eyes of survivors.
1 year ago
Elizabeth Smart shares advice for Jayme Closs
1 year ago

'Bye, Jayme': Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killed her parents pleads guilty

Jake Patterson, 21, killed Jayme Closs' parents then kidnapped her.
1 year ago
'Bye, Jayme': Man who abducted 13-year-old girl, killed her parents pleads guilty
1 year ago

Man pleads guilty to abducting teen and holding her captive

Jayme Closs was 13 years old when Jake Patterson killed her parents, kidnapped her and held her in a rural cabin for 88 days.
1 year ago
Man pleads guilty to abducting teen and holding her captive
1 year ago

Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs pleads guilty

Jake Patterson, 21, shot and killed Closs' parents on Oct. 15 and kidnapped the 13-year-old from her home in rural Barron, Wisconsin.
1 year ago
Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs pleads guilty
1 year ago

'What nightmares are made of': In remarkable speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community

Elizabeth Smart is speaking to Jayme Closs' neighbors in the wake of her kidnapping.
1 year ago
In moving speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community
1 year ago

Jayme Closs' family releases statement a month after she escaped alleged abductor

Jayme Closs, 13, was abducted in October and escaped in January.
1 year ago
Teen who escaped abductor finding 'comfort' in cards, letters, family says
1 year ago

Father of suspect in Jayme Closs kidnapping: 'I'm very sorry'

Patrick Patterson's son Jake allegedly targeted the 13-year-old after seeing her board a school bus in October.
1 year ago
Father of suspect in Jayme Closs kidnapping: 'I'm very sorry'
1 year ago

Father of Jayme Closs' alleged abductor speaks out: 'Our hearts are broken for their family'

The father of the young man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents said he's heartbroken for the girl and is struggling to make sense of it all.
1 year ago
Father of teen girl's alleged abductor speaks out: 'Our hearts are broken'
1 year ago

Jayme Closs suspect waives right to preliminary examination

Jake Patterson, 21, of Gordon, Wisconsin, is charged with kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents.
1 year ago
Jayme Closs suspect waives right to preliminary examination
1 year ago

Wisconsin teen kidnapping survivor to get $25,000 in reward money

The company that offered the reward said Jayme Closs, 13, who escaped her kidnapper after three months, deserved the reward for her "strength and bravery."
1 year ago
Wisconsin teen kidnapping survivor to get $25,000 in reward money
1 year ago

Jayme Closs, 13, to receive $25,000 in reward money for rescuing herself

Barron County Sheriff’s Department refereed to Jayme as "the hero in this case"
1 year ago
Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 in reward money for rescuing herself
1 year ago

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents have acknowledged they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession
1 year ago
1 year ago

Where will the $50K reward offered in the Jayme Closs abduction case go? It's under review, officials say

Jayme Closs, who was abducted in October, escaped on Thursday.
1 year ago
Unclear where $50K reward will go in now-solved abduction case
1 year ago

Family of Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect speaks out

The grandfather of Jake Patterson, accused of kidnapping Closs and killing her parents, described their family as "absolutely heartbroken" and said, "Nobody had any clue."
1 year ago
Family of Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect speaks out
1 year ago

Jake Patterson's family breaks silence

The grandfather of the suspect in Jayme Closs' kidnapping and her parents' murder says the family is heartbroken, calling his grandson's alleged actions "gut wrenching."
1 year ago
Jake Patterson's family breaks silence
1 year ago

Grandfather of man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs: 'Nobody had any clues'

Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of abducting Jayme Closs, 13, in October.
1 year ago
Kidnapping suspect was 'a perfectly nice boy,' grandfather says
1 year ago

Fantasy, control and obsession: Experts weigh in on Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect

Jayme Closs, who was abducted in October, escaped on Thursday.
1 year ago
Fantasy, control and obsession: Experts weigh in on kidnapping suspect
1 year ago

Chilling details revealed about kidnapping of Jayme Closs

The man charged with kidnapping the Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents told prosecutors he tracked down the 13-year-old after spotting her at a school bus stop.
1 year ago
Chilling details revealed about kidnapping of Jayme Closs
1 year ago

Chilling new details emerge in Jayme Closs case

The kidnapped Wisconsin teen says she was forced to stay under the suspect's bed and her mother was made to tape her mouth shut before she was killed, according to a new criminal complaint.
1 year ago
Chilling new details emerge in Jayme Closs case
1 year ago

Chilling details emerge in Jayme Closs kidnapping as suspect makes first court appearance

Jayme Closs, 13, escaped on Thursday and has been reunited with her family.
1 year ago
Horrific details emerge in Jayme Closs kidnapping
2 years ago

Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teen held on bail

The suspect allegedly told police that he saw Jayme Closs on the way to work one day and decided she "was the girl he was going to take."
2 years ago
Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teen held on bail
2 years ago

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper's bail set at $5 million

Jake Patterson, 21, is charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, James and Denise Closs.
2 years ago
Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper's bail set at $5 million
2 years ago

'It has changed her life, but it doesn't have to define it': Former kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart on Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs escaped from the man who allegedly killed her parents.
2 years ago
Former kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart offers advice to Jayme Closs
2 years ago

New details on rescue of 13-year-old Jayme Closs

Plus, Elizabeth Smart, who survived being held captive, explains what Closs might be going through in the first few days back with her family.
2 years ago
New details on rescue of 13-year-old Jayme Closs
2 years ago

Family members describe moment they discovered Jayme Closs was safe

"I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t talk," her grandfather said.
2 years ago
Family members describe moment they discovered Jayme Closs was safe
2 years ago

Authorities are looking for connections between Jayme Closs and her accused kidnapper

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents.
2 years ago
Authorities are looking for connections between Jayme Closs and her accused kidnapper
2 years ago

Jayme Closs is safe with family after her abduction 3 months ago

Investigators continue to question the 21-year-old suspect about the kidnapping and murder of the teen's parents.
2 years ago
Jayme Closs is safe with family after her abduction 3 months ago
2 years ago

'Jayme is safe and we will make sure forever,' family of Wisconsin girl who escaped man who allegedly killed her parents

After 88 days in captivity, Jayme Closs had a "good night sleep," her family said.
2 years ago
Jayme Closs spends 1st restful night back with family
2 years ago

New details revealed about Jayme Closs's escape from her captor

The 13-year-old who escaped from her alleged captor, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, is now spending her first night free after 88 days.
2 years ago
New details revealed about Jayme Closs's escape from her captor
2 years ago

88 days in captivity: The saga of 13-year-old Jayme Closs from horrific kidnapping to remarkable escape

Timeline of 13-year-old Jayme Closs saga, from kidnapping to remarkable escape
2 years ago
Timeline of 13-year-old Jayme Closs saga, from kidnapping to remarkable escape
2 years ago

‘It’s the unthinkable’: Suspect charged with kidnapping, murder after ‘amazing’ escape of 13-year-old Jayme Closs

The suspect, Jake Thomas Patterson, was arrested after Jayme Closs was found.
2 years ago
Suspect charged with kidnapping, murder after teen's 'amazing' escape
2 years ago

Jayme Closs survived for 3 months after being abducted; now comes the long road to recovery, experts say

Jayme Closs faces acute treatment and long-term therapy, according to experts.
2 years ago
After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say
2 years ago

'I need help,' missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs told dog walker after she escaped alleged captor's home

The teen told the woman that she managed to leave after the man left the house.
2 years ago
'I need help,' missing girl told dog walker after she escaped alleged captor's home
2 years ago

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case

A timeline of events in the Jayme Closs disappearance case
2 years ago
2 years ago

21-year-old charged with kidnapping of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, murdering her parents

Authorities in Wisconsin have charged a 21-year-old man with kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents.
2 years ago
21-year-old charged with kidnapping of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs
2 years ago

Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive

Jayme Closs was found an hour away from her hometown and a suspect is in custody in connection to the case. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2 years ago
Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive
2 years ago

Missing teen Jayme Closs found alive after 3 months

The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, who was kidnapped after her parents were found murdered in their home last October, has been found alive, police say.
2 years ago
Missing teen Jayme Closs found alive after 3 months
2 years ago

Missing 13-year-old, whose parents were murdered, found alive: Police

Jayme Closs, a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were found murdered in their home, has been found alive, police say.
2 years ago
Missing 13-year-old, whose parents were murdered, found alive: Police
2 years ago

Missing teen found alive months after parents murdered

Jennifer Smith, the aunt of Jayme Closs, 13, who was found alive in Douglas County, Wisconsin, describes Closs's reunion with her family months after she was abducted.
2 years ago
Missing teen found alive months after parents murdered
2 years ago

Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive after she was kidnapped, parents murdered

She was kidnapped after her parents were murdered, police said.
2 years ago
Missing teen found 3 months after parents were murdered
2 years ago

'I want nothing more than to get my granddaughter back home': loved ones of missing Wisconsin girl hold onto hope

Jayme Closs,13, vanished on Oct. 15, from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, where he parents were found shot to death.
2 years ago
Loved ones of missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl hold onto hope she will be found
2 years ago

Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, sheriff says

Investigators say they have received over a thousand tips, and have thoroughly investigated more than 800 of them, in the desperate search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
2 years ago
Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for Jayme Closs
2 years ago

Operation scaled back in search for missing Wisconsin girl due to declining number of tips

Jayme Closs, 13, has not been seen since she was abducted on Oct. 15.
2 years ago
Operation scaled back in search for missing Wisconsin girl