Jayme Closs disappearance: What we know, Day 3

Jayme Closs disappearance: What we know, Day 3
Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 18:43:10-04

UPDATE: Authorities say death of Jayme Closs' parents ruled a homicide. Investigators believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicide. They still believe Jayme is in danger.


An army of investigators more than 100 strong is embarking on Day 3 of the search for a western Wisconsin 13-year-old feared abducted after her parents were murdered in their house outside the city of Barron, according to NBC affiliate KARE11.

When investigators entered the home off Highway 8 they found the bodies of James and Denise Closs, but there was no sign of their daughter Jayme. Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations and the Milwaukee branch of the FBI have joined the effort but still, no announced developments in the search for the missing teen.

Barron County Sheriff's officials may release more information Wednesday on how Jayme's parents James and Denise died. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has said that bullet casings were found in the home, but has not released an official cause of death for the couple.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald held press briefings at 11 a.m. amd 4 p.m. Tuesday, more than a day after Jayme Closs disappeared, to bring people up to date on the investigation. What he shared is listed below on a timeline.