Amber Alert Issued for Wisconsin Girl After Her Parents Were Found Dead

October 16, 2018 Updated: October 16, 2018

An amber alert has been issued for a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were found dead, authorities said on Oct. 15.

Jayme Closs, a white girl, was missing when law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call in Barron on Monday and found her parents dead.

Officials wrote in the amber alert that she “is considered endangered.”

Closs is described as standing 5’0″ and weighing 100 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes.

Possible Sighting

People in the Miami, Florida, area were alerted the same day the alert was issued that Closs could be nearby.

The Miami Police Department said it received information that Closs “may have been seen” on Monday afternoon around N.W. 27 Avenue and 11 Street.

“If it was her, she was in a black Ford Explorer with a possible WI plate of I60WER,” it added.

Two well-dressed, Middle Eastern men estimated to be in their 30s, standing around 6’0″ and weighing over 200 pounds each, were spotted in the vehicle, according to WISC-TV.

The white girl with them matched the description of Closs.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the authorities.

Parents Found Dead

The search for Closs came after authorities found James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, dead in their home around 1 a.m. on Monday after receiving a 911 call from an unknown person triggering the response.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that there had been gunshots but didn’t confirm if the couple was shot dead.

“At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound. That’s our goal. That’s our only goal right now,” Fitzgerald said.

He did add that Closs is not considered a suspect in the death of her parents.

According to WEAU reporter Tajma Hall, both parents worked at Jennie-O, a turkey plant, in Barron.

Investigators are hoping to get solid tips from the public, and went to Jayme Closs’s school to talk with her classmates to try to get information that would help in the search. One of her closest friends, Ashlea, who didn’t wish to disclose her last name, told KSTP she fears for her friend’s life.

“Let her go, she has a lot of people who love her and don’t want anything bad to happen,” she said.


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