Missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after parents were murdered found alive
A missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after her parents were murdered has been found alive.
James and Denise Closs were shot dead in their home in Wisconsin last October. Following the murders, police failed to locate their teenage daughter, Jayme.
The girl's disappearance generated nationwide news coverage and multiple volunteer manned searches.
BBC News reports that the 13-year-old was located by police on Thursday evening after she apparently escaped from a rural home and knocked on the door of a nearby resident.
#FBIMilwaukee needs your help, as the search continues to bring home 13 year old Jayme Closs, now missing & endangered after her parents were found dead in their home in Barron, WI early this week. Call the tip line 1-855-744-3879.#FindJayme pic.twitter.com/rNELlQKJb6
— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) October 17, 2018
Local news source the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Jayme was skinny, dirty, and had "matted hair." Her clothes also did not fit her.
The 13-year-old was taken to hospital immediately. Her condition remains unclear.
A man believed to be connected to the case is now in custody. Police have yet to provide any more details about the investigation.
James and Denise Closs were shot dead in their home on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Emergency services had received a call from the address from a mobile phone minutes before they arrived to the scene. They noted a disturbance in the background but did not speak to the caller directly.
Upon arrival, they discovered that Jayme was missing.
They did not find anybody else at the scene.