Suspect in Wisconsin killings, kidnapping due in court


The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl says she's in "exceptionally good spirits" after being found almost three months after authorities say she was kidnapped during a home invasion that left her parents dead.

Earlier Sunday, one of the women helping Jayme and the Closs family get through this dark time talked about their bond and her wish for Jayme. I was standing in my daughter Jennifer's hallway, and she gave me a big hug.

Patterson was arrested in connection to the kidnapping of Jayme and the killing of her parents almost three months ago.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters on Friday that Patterson took measures to avoid leaving evidence at the Closs family's home, including shaving his head before breaking in.

She was found in Gordon, Wisconsin, about 70 miles north of her hometown of Barron.

It was October 15 last year when 13-year-old Jayme was allegedly kidnapped by an intruder who had just shot her parents Denise and James Closs.

"It's unreal how everybody in the afternoon, about four hours, got her room ready for her", Allard told "GMA".

A sign above the door reads "Patterson retreat", and another says "welcome" - but the grounds, which are littered with junk cars, rusty bikes and garbage - feel anything other than inviting.

"She hadn't taken a bath for weeks if at all", added Peter.

Smith shared a heartfelt image of Jayme on Facebook Saturday, showing the young girl smiling and cuddling with her dogs.

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"This family has always had this wonderful strength, they've always been there for each other long before this happened", she said.

Nutter, of Strum, left her home later that day than she wanted to. "She is a strong girl and we are blessed to have her back", Trowbridge said.

"They taped the funeral for her, but they're not going to show it to her". "We love you Jayme", Trowbridge said.

Kasinskas said she and her husband put their two children in the basement with the dogs, "and told them to watch the TV until we said it was OK to come back upstairs". "Her mother was really good to her".

The power of prayer reaching all the way from Cameron to where Jayme was being kept in a rural home in Gordon where she had the strength to escape.

Patterson's first appearance in court is at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

"This is a tragic situation from every perspective", Glynn told "GMA".

It's unclear if some of Jayme's family will attend the hearing.

"He was very quiet, not a trouble maker that I can remember. Anyone who could do something like this deserves a max sentence".