First Picture Released of Kidnapped 13-Year-Old Girl Jayme Closs Since Her Escape, Rescue

Jayme Closs, right, with her aunt, Jennifer Smith in Barron, Wis.

It’s the picture so many wanted to see. Jayme Closs, 13, was abducted in October after her parents were shot to death at their Wisconsin home, setting off a three-month search that many feared would end in heartache. But on Thursday, the teen escaped from a cabin in the woods where she had been held captive and flagged down a woman walking her dogs. Hours later, the man suspected of kidnapping Jayme and killing her parents, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, was arrested. A Facebook page devoted to the search for Jayme posted a photo Friday of her after being reunited with family, showing her smiling sweetly as she cuddled with an aunt and a dog. Investigators have still not said what Jayme endured during her captivity or why her family was targeted.


SOURCE: The Daily Beast