Sheriff says missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs has been found alive

Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody

Missing teen whose parents were shot is found alive, suspect in custody

A teen girl who had been missing since her parents were found dead at their Wisconsin home in October has been found alive, the Barron County Sheriff's Department confirms.

The Barron County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a press briefing tomorrow at 10 am. Police did not release any other details about the arrest.

Closs disappeared on October 15, 2018, the same day her parents - James, 56, and Denise, 46 - were found shot to death inside their Barron home.

Despite a mysterious inaudible 911 call made from her mother's cell at 12.54am, when police arrived at 12.58am, they revealed there was no sign that Jayme resisted her abductor. A dispatcher, however, could hear yelling, according to records.

"We are just happy everyone kept praying and didn't give up home like we didn't", Jayme's aunt, Jennifer Smith, told ABC News.

Investigators say a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover the bodies.

Local media said Jayme had been found by members of the...

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"As hunting season opens on Saturday, we ask that hunters report anything suspicious such as clothing, weapons or anything you think it just not right on your property", the Barron County Sheriff's Department says.

Nearly 2,000 volunteers joined in the massive search operation for Jayme, as police pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and carried out a huge number of searches. As they waited for authorities, Jayme declined food and water, and instead met the family's puppy.

They said a suspect believed to be linked to the case was now in custody. The neighbor shouted, "This is Jayme Closs! It was like I was seeing a ghost", her husband, Peter Kasinskas, told the paper. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald thanked all law enforcement officials that assisted with the search.

It was her neighbour, who had been out walking her dog, with Jayme alongside her.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.

Jayme's aunt Sue Allard told Minnesota newspaper the Star Tribune that she could barely express her joy after learning the news.

Authorities were tipped off by a phone call and swooped in to find the girl, about 70 miles north of her parents' home in Barron.

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