Grand­dad: Girl has no link to kid­nap­ping sus­pect

The Record (Troy, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

MADI­SON, WIS. >> The grand­fa­ther of a north­west­ern Wis­con­sin girl who author­i­ties say was ab­ducted dur­ing a home in­va­sion that left her par­ents dead said Satur­day the fam­ily has no con­nec­tion to the sus­pect and doesn’t un­der­stand why he tar­geted her, deep­en­ing a mys­tery that has cap­ti­vated the state for months.

Some­one blasted open the door of James and Denise Closs’ home near Bar­ron with a shot­gun in Oc­to­ber, gunned the cou­ple down and made off with their 13- year- old daugh­ter, Jayme Closs.

Jayme had been miss­ing for nearly three months Thurs­day when she ap­proached a stranger near the small, iso­lated north woods town of Gor­don and pleaded for help. Of­fi­cers ar­rested 21- year- old Jake Thomas Pat­ter­son min­utes later based on Jayme’s de­scrip­tion of his ve­hi­cle. He was jailed on sus­pi­cion of kid­nap­ping and homi­cide.

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