13-Year-Old Girl's Kidnapper Charged with Homicide, Targeted Jayme Closs
3:55 PM — The first photo of Jayme has surfaced … showing her smiling with her aunt and godmother, Jennifer Naiberg Smith. As we told you … they were reunited this afternoon at the hospital where Jayme was being evaluated.
1:57 PM — Officials say cops recovered a shotgun consistent with what was used at the scene of the homicide. Cops say Patterson — who shaved his head after allegedly killing Jayme’s parents to hide from cops — shot the door open.
Cops say Patterson had a small connection to Jayme’s parents — working at the same turkey processing plant as them for one day three years ago — and he intentionally went looking for her. Cops say it’s unclear right now why Patterson targeted Jayme. Patterson will make his first court appearance Monday in Barron County court.
Officials added Jayme was reunited with her aunt at the hospital Friday afternoon. She’ll be reunited with her family later this evening.
8:07 AM — Officials have identified the kidnapper as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson. He’s been charged with 2 counts of first-degree homicide for the killing of Jayme’s parents and 1 count of kidnapping. Patterson’s being held in Barron