Monday, January 21st

DOUGLAS — The Barron County Sheriff's Department is providing another update on 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who has been found found alive nearly three months after her parents were found murdered in their western Wisconsin home and she went missing.

On Friday morning, authorities said suspect Jake Thomas Patterson's goal was kidnapping Jayme Closs — not killing her parents. Authorities said they did not yet know whether Jayme, 13, and Patterson knew each other before he kidnapped her in October. 

The news conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and will be streamed here.

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Read more about the Jayme Closs case

CLOSS FOUND: Goal was kidnapping Jayme, not killing her parents, police say

THE SUSPECT: Jake Patterson was hiding in the home he grew up in