Monday, January 21st

Authorities on Friday identified Jake Thomas Patterson as the only suspect in the Jayme Closs kidnapping. He is also the suspect in the murder of Closs' parents — James, 56, and Denise, 46.

Patterson is 21 years old. Closs escaped from a home where Patterson lived in the 14100 block of South Eau Claire Acres Circle, near the town of Gordon. 

Here's what we know about the suspect:

Where is he now

Patterson is in custody in Barron County. He is being held pending charges of first degree murder and kidnapping. Barron County District Attorney Brain Wright said at a Friday morning press conference that charges are not expected to be filed until next week.

Patterson has no known previous criminal record.

Jake Thomas Patterson, accused in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs(Photo: Barron County Sheriff's Department)

How did police find him

Jayme Closs approached Jeanne Nutter, who was walking her dog Thursday. Nutter quickly took Closs to a neighbor's home, where they called police.