Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive in Wisconsin


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A suspect was taken into custody about 10 minutes after authorities found Jayme, the sheriff's office said.

"We want to thank the Douglas Co Sheriff's Department and agencies assisting them tonight".

Closs' cousin is thanking law enforcement and the community for support.

'Finally, we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing.

"To all of you who joined us in keeping Jayme Closs in our thoughts and prayers.tonight our prayers have been answered!"

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page late Thursday thanking "the citizen who phoned in the information".

A source with knowledge of the investigation said Jayme had escaped from a home in rural Gordon and approached a neighbour, identifying herself and saying she had been kidnapped, and asked the neighbour to call 911.

Sue Allard, Jayme's aunt, told the Star Tribune that she could barely express her joy after learning the news Thursday night. "And I just shut myself totally down. I think everybody wishes her a good recovery and a happy life going into the future".

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also spoken out. That same day, Jayme vanished.

Authorities didn't release any other details on where she was found. The log does not indicate who made the 911 call, but the dispatcher heard yelling in the background.

The cousin of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was missing nearly three months before being found safe Thursday is thanking law enforcement and the community for support.

The dispatch logs reveal that a responding officer found "the door [to the Closs home had] been kicked in".

The Wisconsin home where Jayme Closs' parents were shot dead.

Shortly after this, a suspect was taken into custody in regards to the case.

"I honestly had faith", she said. Neighbors, family and volunteers gathered to help with searches of the area.