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Wisconsin teen found alive three months after disappearance

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Jayme Closs
This undated photo provided by Barron County, Wis., Sheriff’s Department, shows Jayme Closs. Authorities say that Closs, a missing teenage girl, could be in danger after two adults were found dead at a home in Barron, Wis., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

BARRON, WI – A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing nearly three months ago, after her parents were found murdered in their home, has been found alive.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says law enforcement officers in Douglas County, WI, about 70 miles north of Barron, found Closs Thursday. They also say a suspect is in custody in connection to her disappearance.

Closs had not been seen since October 15, when deputies responding to a mysterious 911 call which a dispatcher said included a lot of yelling. The deputies arrived and found her parents had been shot and killed.

Authorities are not releasing more details about the shooting, but plan to hold a press conference on Friday.

Barron Mayor Ron Fladten says he hasn’t heard any details about Closs’ discovery. He says knowing she’s been found is “unbelievable. It’s like taking a big black cloud in the sky and getting rid of it and the sun comes out again.”