Mystery over missing teen girl after parents found dead in their home

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. (Co

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said there was a Closs family gathering on Sunday afternoon.

"At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound - that's our goal", Fitzgerald told CNN affiliate WQOW on Monday. The girl is 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Investigators are trying to find out not only where Jayme is, but what led to her parents' deaths. Fitzgerald says the immediate area around the home has been searched both by drone and infrared camera, and deputies have spoken with staff at Jayme's school and her friends.

The Sheriff's Office is working with state and federal law enforcement in the search for Jayme, according to Fitzgerald's update on Tuesday morning.

The sheriff says the girl is missing and in danger and is not a suspect in her parents' deaths.

Although she didn't know the Closs family well, she says their loss is painful.

Fitzgerald said he is hoping someone in the public has seen the teen.

"I'm telling you, Jayme is missing and endangered", Fitzgerald said.

Anyone with information about what happened at the home, or if they have seen Jayme, should contact the Barron County sheriff's office at 715-537-3106. She says she didn't think to call police, assuming the shots were someone shooting at an animal.

The terrifying discovery was made after authorities received a 911 call from an unknown caller, asking for help. He didn't comment about the validity of a tip that she had been spotted at a Miami gas station Monday afternoon.

The Barron County sheriff issued an AMBER Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, saying she could be in danger. That same witness told police the black Ford Explorer they were in had a Wisconsin license plate tag of I60 WER.

Barron is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis. He said Jayme has lived in Barron County for several years.

The two adults were found dead at the scene.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the 911 call came from inside the home, but no one specifically spoke to the dispatchers.

An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Wisconsin teenager whose parents were found dead in their home.

It was there that responding deputies discovered Jayme's dead parents, Denise Closs, 46, and 56-year-old James Closs.



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