This is the road that Jayme Closs was found on.
A man has been charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and murdering her parents in Wisconsin three months ago.
The teen was said to be in good health and was to be reunited with her extended family late Friday. We had too much love and support around us for us to give up, ' her aunt said.
Another aunt, Sue Naiberg Allard, posted that Jayme got "the most awaited hug ever" when she returned home.
The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents with a shotgun almost three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until that fateful night, blending into the state's vast northwestern forests.
The first was a solo selfie of Jayme, snuggled up in bed with her dog Molly and another unidentified pup. He is expected to make an initial court appearance sometime next week, after the Barron County District Attorney files a criminal complaint.
"Jayme had a pretty good night sleep", Jayme's overjoyed aunt, Jennifer Smith, said in a Facebook post on Saturday. Police said Patterson had ties to Barron but did not elaborate.
The grandfather of a northwest USA girl held captive for months says the family has no connection to the man suspected of kidnapping her and killing her parents.
The grandfather of Jayme Closs, who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said on Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn't understand why he targeted her, deepening a mystery that has captivated the USA for months. He says Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents that she didn't know Patterson at all.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says Patterson's goal was to kidnap Jayme but that the family didn't know him.
"This is Jayme Closs!" the unnamed woman told Peter and Kristin Kasinskas, who live around 14km east of Gordon, Wisconsin.
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Patterson had worked for less than two days at a turkey processing plant where Closs' parents worked, but the sheriff said he did not have any contact with them.
Her grandfather Robert Naiberg said he had been praying for months for the call he received on Thursday.
Details of the case indicated that the teenager had been snatched minutes after an intruder came into the house and murdered her parents, damaging little else in the family home.
Jake Patterson, 21, allegedly shot and killed Jayme's parents.
Naiberg, Jayme's grandfather, said he spent a few hours with her on Friday and she was largely silent.
"I don't understand it yet myself", Fitzgerald said. Investigators were still interviewing her, and she was "doing as well as circumstances allow", he said. We believe he acted alone.
Ownership of that rural cabin was transferred to a credit union by Patterson's father shortly after Jayme was kidnapped.
Sheriff Fitzgerald stated that Patterson had shaved his head to avoid leaving any trace evidence at the scene at the Closs residence.
The small town of Gordon is about 40 miles (64km) south of Lake Superior and about 65 miles north of Jayme's hometown of Barron. James Kuffel, the township's lone constable, said he knows nearly everyone in the area but has never encountered the Pattersons.
"He seemed like a quiet kid", she said.
"I have no clue who they are", she said.