Volunteers search for clues in the missing Wisconsin teen case

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed

Jayme Closs Parents: Cause of Death Released

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

According to a post on the Sheriff's department Facebook page, the search will take place at 2 PM beginning at the intersection of Highway 8 and 16th Street.

Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since her parents were found shot to death in their home early Monday near Barron is now listed on the FBI's top kidnapping and missing persons page.

Jayme was last seen at a family gathering on Sunday afternoon. It's believed Jayme was inside the house when the call was made.

Evidence suggests Jayme was home at the time of their murders - but she is not considered a suspect.

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He said Wednesday investigators believe she's alive but in danger and he urged the public to continue calling in tips. "We have teams ready to respond in a moment's notice when a tip comes in", says Fitzgerald.

'Is it a random attack or a targeted attack?

"We're over 200 tips, which is a great source, but we need those tips to come in", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

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.

Deputies discovered Jayme Closs' parents fatally shot in their home in rural Barron. That's why those leads are so important'.

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The FBI expanded the search nationwide on Thursday, describing Closs as "endangered". "Jayme wrote down on one of her assignments in response to the question, 'What would you do if you were given a million dollars?' She said, 'Feed the hungry and give the rest to the poor, '" Tremblay said.

Denise Closs' husband, James Closs, had answered the door.

Closs has green eyes and blonde or strawberry blonde hair. "We are also hopeful for the safe return of their daughter, Jayme, and are keeping her and the Closs family in our thoughts".

Anyone with information about her location or anyone who has had recent contact with Jayme is asked to call the sheriff's department at 715-537-3106.

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