Teen missing after parents found dead in Wisconsin home

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Teen missing after parents found dead in home
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Teen missing after parents found dead in home. Ryan Burrown reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on October 16, 2018.

BARRON, Wis. -- A 13-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin may have been sighted in Miami, Florida, police said.

Miami police said someone fitting the description of Jayme Closs may have been spotted at a gas station there Monday afternoon. Police said the witness saw her with what they described as two well-dressed Middle Eastern men in their 30s and both had a beard.

They were seen driving a black Ford Explorer with Wisconsin license plates. Authorities stopped short of calling this a confirmed sighting.

Authorities began the search for Closs after her parents were found dead inside their home in Barron Wisconsin, about 90 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

Deputies went to the home after getting a 911 call at around 1 a.m. Monday. The call came from the house, but no one was on the line. Detectives don't know who made the call.

The sheriff said they found the bodies of Closs' parents, who were later identified by the sheriff's department as 56-year-old James Closs and his 46-year-old wife, Denise Closs.

They searched the area around the family's home, but they did not find any clues as to where Jayme was. Authorities say she is not a suspect in her parent's murder, and they do believe she is in danger.

Jayme is described as 5-feet tall and 100 pounds, with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes.

Investigators have enlisted the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the FBI, which has agents who specialize in missing children cases, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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