‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs


In November, the sheriff said he kept similar cases in the back of his mind as he worked to find Jayme, including the abduction of Elizabeth Smart, who was 14 when she was taken from her Salt Lake City home in 2002.

She went on to say she and her family will make sure Jayme is safe forever, and thanked everyone for their support. She said they stole things and spent time in foster care. "I think she was doing OK despite the circumstances", she said. Did he buy clothes for her?

The grandfather of a Wisconsin teen abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead says the suspect had no connection with the family. "We can't be more proud of Jayme".

Still, Straub says Jayme's case gives several lessons.

With Jayme, the nation knows her, her captor and will learn of any charges.

What's unclear, however, is how and why Patterson - from the remote community of Gordon, two counties from Barron - allegedly chose Jayme for kidnapping.

The sheriff calls it "a very well-planned out attack".

Patterson took measures to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, including shaving his head beforehand, and a shotgun was recovered from the home where Jayme was believed held, Fitzgerald said.

There's no evidence Patterson knew the Closses or had previous contact with them, the sheriff said. Patterson quit, saying he was moving from the area, according to the company. Investigators are trying to determine whether he worked at another job in the area.

The girl had been missing since her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found shot to death on October 15 at the family's home near Barron.

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"Call 911!" the dog walker told Kasinskas. A 911 call was placed from Denise Closs's cell phone.

During the intense, nationwide investigation for Jayme, officials from the FBI, state patrol and local law enforcement received thousands of tips.

Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive.

Residents who knew Patterson described him as quiet.

Teacher Kristin Kasinskas was at her home, in Gordon, Wisconsin, on Friday when a neighbour started frantically knocking on her door. "She said that this person usually hides her or hides her when others are near, or when he has to leave the household". "I mean, it's sad when you hear a story that your child is deceased, I don't want to hear that".

Officers arrested Patterson, 21, minutes later, based on Jayme's description of his vehicle.

Patterson is scheduled to go to court Monday where he is expected to be formally charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. "Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said.

She was released from the hospital Friday and was reunited with her aunt in Barron, Wisconsin, and her dog, Molly.

"Jayme had a pretty good night sleep it was great to know she was next to me all night what a great feeling to have her home", Smith said.

Jayme was pictured smiling alongside her relieved aunt Jennifer Naiberg Smith, who gave permission for the image to be used after their emotional reunion. She spoke with WTVF about how the news of someone else's daughter coming home feels while her daughter is still missing.