On Monday, October 15, it was reported that a 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin had gone missing. The young girl was considered "missing and in danger."
The circumstances of her disappearance are particularly sad. She went missing after he parents were killed.
Jayme's parents were found dead in their home. Neighbors said they heard gunshots coming from the home.
An Amber Alert for Jayme was issued on Monday. According to Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, the police discovered the young girl was missing after a 911 call was made from inside the family's residence. Upon arrival, police discovered that 56-year-old James Closs and 46-year-old Denise Closs were dead.
Police confirmed that the 911 call was made from inside the house. However, no spoke to dispatch on the phone when the call was made.
Sheriff Fitzgerald said, "We don't know why, we don't know how. We don't know who made the 911 call."
While it was earlier reported that she may have been sighted in Miami, which is 1700 miles from her home in Wisconsin, that report was dismissed. Police say that was not a credible lead.
A user on Twitter, who claims to be Jayme's best friend, has been tweeting about the situation. She says that she wants her friend to come home, and she criticized people who have been saying that Jayme must have killed her own parents.
A press conference was held in Wisconsin on Wednesday.
The medical examiner ruled the deaths as homicides, said the Barron County Sheriff Fitzgerald at the press conference. The parents died of gunshot wounds.
Based on the investigation, they believed Jayme was in the home at the time of the murder. When police arrived minutes after the gunshots, she was gone.
They believe Jayme is still in danger. He asked people to continue to call in tips.
"These things just don't happen here," said Sheriff Fitzgerald about the rural Wisconsin town.
He thanked people for getting the message out, but he also asked for them to respect the privacy of the community. He told the media to stop calling the Barron School District. He said to let them grieve and do their jobs.
They said they still have hope that they will bring Jayme home safely. The Sheriff said he wants to bring Jayme's smiling face home.
Please continue to pray for Jayme's safe return. Also, pray for her community as they mourn the loss and recover from the violence in their town.