Jennie-O donates $25,000 reward to Jayme Closs

Closs' parents were employees of Jennie-O

Adam Carter
January 23, 2019 - 5:37 pm

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Minnesota-based Jennie-O is donating it's share of the reward money in the Jayme Closs case to Jayme herself.

The company, which is based in Willmar and is a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, made the announcement Wednesday that it would donate it's $25,000 reward to Jayme Closs.

 

The company offered the money in the wake of Jayme's October 15th kidnapping and the murder of her two parents, who were employees at Jennie-O's Barron, Wisconsin plant.  

In a statement, Jennie-O's president Steve Lykken says the company is thankful for Jayme's brave escape, and that it's hoped that the $25,000 can be put in a trust fund for Jayme's needs today and in the future.  

Jayme was able to escape on January 10th after being held in a home in Gordon, Wisconsin for 88 days.  21-year old Jake Patterson is charged with her kidnapping and the murder of her parents.  

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An additional $25,000 was offered by the FBI. No word yet whether that money will also go to Jayme Closs.  

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