The 13-year-old daughter of Denise and James Closs, who were found dead in their Wisconsin home in October last year, has been located.
The young woman was found about 100 km north of where she was last seen.
Announcing the news in a Facebook post, the Barron Country Sheriff’s Department wrote that they had located Jayme Closs alive, and that a suspect had been taken into custody shortly after.
“We want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing. We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise,” they wrote in the post.
Jayme Closs has been missing since her parents Denise Closs, 46, and James, 56, were found dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin on the night of October 15, 2018.
Based on a 911 call from a home, in which the operator heard struggle, alongside other evidence, it was believed the teenager was inside the home at the time of the murder.
According to the Washington Post, both of Jayme’s parents had gunshot wounds when they were found.
When the Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, just four minutes after the call, they found the bodies of Denise and James, but their 13-year-old daughter was missing.
She hadn’t been seen since.
At around 3:30pm that day in October, police issued a nationwide Amber Alert for Jayme. In the alert, she was described as 5-feet tall, 100 lbs (45 kilograms), with strawberry-blonde hair and green eyes.