A lot of yelling in 911 call when 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted, police say

\A lot of yelling\ in 911 call when 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted, police say
Mother of missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs was family angel; no clue who killed couple, relative says
Hundreds of tips but no suspects in the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs; Matt Finn reports from outside the Closs house in Barron, Wisconsin.

A Closs family member who wishes to remain unidentified tells Fox News exclusively that relatives are shocked by the mysterious double murder of 56-year-old James Closs and 46-year-old Denise Closs and don’t have a clue why the Wisconsin couple were shot dead in their home.

Here is a timeline of events leading up to, and following, the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents, James and Denise Closs. 

Video: LIVE update from Barron County

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The relative says Denise Closs was very close to her relatives and has been described as “the family’s angel … she would take vacation days if you needed help.”

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The family member acknowledges the rampant rumors surrounding the double murder and 13-year-old Jayme's disappearance. Some people online and also folks in the Closses’ hometown of Barron, Wisconsin, have speculated that Jayme might have had a boyfriend or met someone who took advantage of her and killed her parents.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow. We’re not ruling anything out,” the family member said.

While local authorities continue to process tips — more than 1,000 since Monday — people in town continue to pray for a miracle, all hoping for her safe return. A hundred volunteers searched a large area near highway 8 from Barron to Turtle Lake Thursday with no success.

To date, no member of law enforcement or anyone from the Closs family has indicated that Jayme had some type of boyfriend.

The Barron County Sheriff Department is looking for people to come forward who may have known the couple to help shed light on who they were and what might have happened to them. Authorities believed she is in danger. The tip line is at 1-855-744-3879.

The Barron County Sherriff, Chris Fitzgerald, released a statement Friday urging anyone who knew the Closs family or had recently been with them to come forward.

The town of Barron, which has fewer than 3,500 people, has been deeply shaken by the murders and the disappearance, reports the Wausau Daily Herald. Police have said they don't know whether it was a random attack or a targeted one. "We don’t know anything and that’s hard," says Barron resident Cyndi Bragg. She says the community is "stuck in limbo" while the search continues—and she has told her own children to be extremely cautious. Fitzgerald has said he has a "100% expectation that she's alive," though there have been no credible sightings confirmed since her disappearance. The sheriff's office says Jaymee is 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes. (The sheriff believes Jaymee was home when her parents were killed.)  

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“We are seeking information about the victims Denise and James Closs. We are hopeful to learn more about the Closs family to help bring Jayme home. If you spent time with members of the Closs family recently or if you have ever had a misunderstanding with any members of the Closs family or know someone who has, please call the tip line,” Fitzgerald wrote in an online post.

(Newser) – Plenty of people answered the call when Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked for 100 able-bodied volunteers to search for "missing and endangered" teen Jayme Closs on Thursday—but the search along a 14-mile stretch of Highway 8 near Barron, Wis., didn't find anything that could provide a breakthrough. The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that "nothing of evidentiary value" was found, though they have received more than 800 tips, CNN reports. Closs, 13, has been the focus of an intensive search since early Monday, when her parents were found shot to death in their home minutes after a cryptic 911 call was placed.

Police say James and Denise Closs were shot to death in their hometown of about 3,300 people, some 90 miles northeast of Minneapolis, around 1 a.m on Monday. It’s likely Jayme witnessed her parents' murders and has since vanished.

The search for missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs continues

Someone inside the home called 911 from a cellphone during the crime but that person did not interact with dispatch. Police arrived at the house in about four minutes to find Denise and James dead.

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs has been missing since Monday, when an emergency call led authorities to their rural home in the Midwestern state. Her parents had been shot to death and the teen was gone.

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New 911 logs appear to indicate Denise’s cellphone placed the 911 call and that James Closs answered the door and was the first to be shot to death.

The FBI expanded the search nationwide Thursday, describing Closs as “endangered.” The agency began posting information about the teen on digital billboards around the country.

“ADVISED ONE MALE DOWN, MULTIPLE ROUNDS SPENT. REQUESTED THAT ADMIN BE NOTIFIED,” the 911 call logs read around 1:04 a.m.

But Mike Martin, a former homicide investigator for the Minneapolis Police Department, suspects Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald and others know more than they're letting on.

“ADVISED THE DOOR HAS BEEN KICKED IN. ADVISED THAT THE MALE WHO IS DOWN HAD ANSWERED THE DOOR. UNKNOWN IF ANYONE IS MISSING.

A 14-mile search of the ditch along Highway 8 near the Closs home did not yield any evidence of value, according to Fitzgerald.

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Jayme Closs is widely described as a sweet, shy girl. In many of her social media pictures, she is seen smiling with friends.

In her post, Seara reminded her cousin that her family — including her slain parents — love her dearly. "Grandpa Jim (James) Closs, your Momma Bear, Denise Closs and your very own night [in] shinning armor, your Daddyo Jim JR Closs … love all of you!" Seara Closs wrote.

A group of volunteers searched the ditches along highway 8, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Barron, Wis., near the home where 13-year-old Jayme Closs lived with her parents James, and Denise. (Jerry Holt /Star Tribune via AP)

A group of volunteers searched the ditches along highway 8, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Barron, Wis., near the home where 13-year-old Jayme Closs lived with her parents James, and Denise. (Jerry Holt /Star Tribune via AP)

Since authorities received a cryptic 911 call and discovered the bodies of Jayme's parents in their home near the town of Barron early Monday, investigators have received more than 800 tips and have not confirmed any credible sightings of the girl.

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – One-hundred volunteers have joined the search for a Wisconsin girl who went missing earlier this week and whose parents were shot and killed in their home.

The sheriff's office posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon that so far "nothing of evidentiary value has been recovered."

Deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, dead in their home in Barron, a rural community about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.


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