Alleged Jayme Closs Abductor Identified As Jake Patterson By Wisconsin Police
Missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs escaped from a rural cabin Thursday afternoon where she was held after being allegedly kidnapped by 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, authorities said at a Friday news conference. Jayme, 13, was found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin, about an hour’s drive north of her hometown of Barron, after a woman walking her dog noticed her. Authorities located a vehicle Jayme described to them and arrested Patterson shortly after. “She kind of flung the door open and said, ‘Call 911, this is Jayme Closs!’” Kristin Kasinskas, a schoolteacher who lives at the house with her family, told KARE 11, a local NBC affiliate. Kristin Kasinskas’ husband, Peter, described the girl’s affect as “pretty flat.”“She didn’t express any fear fear,” Kristin said, per KARE 11.