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Barron Co. Sherif requests public assistance in search

Posted: 12:32 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 13:34:39-04
Barron Co. Sherif requests public assistance in search

Barron Co. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is requesting the public's assistance in conducting a routine search for articles of evidentiary value that may be related to the case of missing and endangered 13-year-old Jayme Closs of Barron.

One hundred volunteers are needed and should report to the intersection of Highway 8 and 16th Street at 2 p.m. Thursday in Barron. Barron County officials will greet volunteers there.

Volunteers need to present a valid form of photo identification and be able to walk on uneven terrain. Proper footwear (hard soled shoes) and clothing are required. Volunteers are asked to provide their own water.

Once they have 100 able-bodied volunteers, they will turn additional people away. People are asked to monitor the department's social media accounts as if additional volunteers are needed they will make those requests via social media.

Do not call in as they only need 100 people.

The sheriff also says he would like to thank the community for their continued support and all of the tips they have received in the case.