Jayme Closs' family wonders why kidnapper targeted her

A sign is seen in the small town of Barron Wisconsin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs was discovered missing in October

Jeanne recalled: 'She just yelled, "Please help me!"

Jayme's parents James and Denise Closs were found shot dead on October 15 at their home in Barron, Wisconsin.

"Call 911!" the dog walker told Kasinskas.

The Sheriff's Department in Barron County, Wisconsin said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located and that a suspect had been taken into custody. "It's fantastic, the will of that 13-year-old girl to survive and escape".

The sheriff said Patterson had been keeping Jayme against her will at his home. But the sheriff said it did not appear Patterson interacted with the couple during his brief time there.

Fitzgerald said Friday that authorities do not know how Patterson became aware of Closs, as he reportedly never had contact with her family.

A shotgun believed to have been used by Patterson to shoot open the door to the Closs' home has been recovered by officers. The sheriff said he didn't know whether Jayme had been physically abused.

Northwood Superintendent Jean Serum called Patterson a "quiet, good student who had wonderful friends and a supportive class", but said she had no real memories of him.

Police always said they believed Jayme was still alive. We helped make it come true.

He did not give further details. Jayme had been at home when the killing took place, Fitzgerald said. As a family we will get through all of the healing process Jayme has. Kasinskas told The Star Tribune that she didn't even realize he was her neighbour. "It was like I was seeing a ghost".

Jayme reportedly stayed at the home for about 20 minutes, declining food and water. She played with the neighbours' puppy, Penny, and waited for police to arrive.

Jayme told one of the people in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive.

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"She is doing as well as circumstances will allow", Fitzgerald said.

He acknowledged that Jayme may not be the same person she was before she disappeared.

Detectives have not yet established what had happened to the teen over the last three months, the motive for the kidnapping, or how she escaped. "We thought it was going to be a different ending". "I just wanted to scream very loudly".

Elizabeth Smart, who was held captive for nine months as a teenager after her 2002 abduction in Utah, posted a photo of Closs on Instagram, praising the "miracle" that she had been found.

During the intense, nationwide investigation for Jayme, officials from the FBI, state patrol and local law enforcement received thousands of tips.

The news that Jayme was safe set off joy and relief in her hometown of Barron, population 3,300 and about 60 miles from where she was found.

Both Jayme and the suspect have made initial comments to authorities, he said.

An Amber Alert for her was issued that afternoon.

Closs´s extended family and community in Barron were jubilant at her recovery.

The search stretched across cornfields and wooded areas and drew 1,500 volunteers - almost half as many people as the entire 3400-person population of Barron, which sits about 145km northeast of Minneapolis.

When both mothers heard the news that Closs was found alive after missing for nearly 90 days, they were glad but could not help but wonder when they may reunite with their child.

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