BARRON, WI – The Wisconsin teenager who escaped her alleged kidnapper earlier this month will receive some of the reward money connected to her case.
Turkey company Jennie-O says it will donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs to the 13-year-old. Her parents, James and Denise Closs, worked at Jenni-O.
The FBI had a separate $25,000 reward, but it’s unclear what it will do with the money. Details on FBI rewards are generally not disclosed.
Closs was kidnapped from her home in Barron, WI, on Oct. 15 when both of her parents were killed. She escaped 88 days later.
Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson is charged with kidnapping and homicide.
Jenni-O’s president says the company hopes a trust fund can be established to help Closs with current and future needs.