Jayme Closs search now includes "vehicles of interest"

13-year old now missing for a week after parents murdered

Adam Carter
October 22, 2018 - 5:14 pm

Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff

Authorities are now searching for two vehicles as they continue to look for a 13-year old girl who's been missing since her parents were murdered in their Barron, Wisconsin home a week ago.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald updated the media today on the search for Jayme Closs, who's been missing since early October 15th.

"We have determined two vehicles were near the Closs home at the time of the incident," Fitzgerald said.

The sheriff says the first vehicle is a red or orange Dodge Challenger, model year 2008 to 2014. The second vehicle is a black mid-sized SUV, possibly a 2006-2010 Ford Edge, or a 2004-2010 Acura MDX.

Courtesy of Barron County Sheriffs Office

Fitzgerald cautioned the vehicles are merely of interest, and not necessarily belong to the suspects. The descriptions are based on near-by surveillance video.

"We reviewed several videos both from private homes and businesses, and we were able to put together different shots to come up (with the vehicle descriptions)," Fitzgerald said. "We're only looking for two vehicles of interest that were in the area at the time of the incident."

The sheriff is also making a call for 2,000 volunteers to help in a ground search Tuesday morning.

"We would like to search a bigger search area based on information our investigators are collecting."

Fitzgerald would not elaborate, but he asked volunteers to meet at a site just north of Barron on Highway 25 at nine o'clock Tuesday morning.

Sheriffs deputies responded to the Closs home early on the morning of October 15th after a 9-1-1. When they arrived, they discovered Jayme's parents, 56-year old James Closs and 46-year old Denise Closs, were both dead of gunshot wounds. The home had been broken into.