Jayme Closs: Investigators receive 1,000 tips on missing teen

Elias Hubbard
October 22, 2018

Volunteers are asked to meet at The Hungry Hollow Grounds at the intersection of Highway 25 and 19th Avenue in Barron by 9 a.m. All volunteers must be age 18 or older and registered at the staging area to participate in the search.

Fitzgerald says volunteers will be asked to help conducting an expanded routine search for articles of evidentiary value that may be related to the incident.

There have been no credible sightings of Jayme so far, despite the more than 1,200 tips that have come in.

Fitzgerald said investigators still have a "100 percent expectation that she's alive", but that even though they've received more than 400 tips, none have been of a credible sighting. No one on the line talked to the dispatcher, but the dispatcher could hear a disturbance, authorities said.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department released dispatch logs on Friday that indicated responding deputies found multiple rounds in the home and the front door kicked in.

"Please keep your eyes out for these boards and contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation if you have any information on her whereabouts", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Jayme was believed to be home at the time of the killings but had been abducted by the time police arrived just minutes after the 911 call, according to authorities.

There were also military helicopters spotted in the area on Monday, flying low as they patrolled the area around Jayme's home.

Authorities at the home of James and Denise Closs, found dead on Monday in Barron, Wisconsin. A dispatcher, however, could hear yelling, according to records. At 1:11 am, they appear to find Denise as the call log shows law enforcement now has "2 down, unresponsive".

This call for help comes just hours before Jayme's classmates will come together for a Gathering of Hope in honor of the teen at the Barron High School Football Stadium. And the Milwaukee FBI reports the Amber Alert message for Closs has been posted at gas stations throughout Wisconsin. Their 13 year-old daughter Jayme Closs was missing.

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