US suspect killed family to snatch girl
January 12, 2019 10:20 am
Jake Thomas Patterson [left] and Jayme Closs
Wisconsin police have charged a 21-year-old man with murdering a 13-year-old girl’s parents last October so he could abduct her.
Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday.
Jayme Closs was found alive by the suspect’s neighbours on Thursday.
She had escaped on foot from a remote home where she had been held against her will after her parents’ murder.
Jayme has been reunited with her aunt, said officials during a news conference on Friday, and she is “doing as well as circumstances allow”.
They described Jayme as the suspect’s “only target” and said she was “taken against her will”.