Volunteers search marshes and fields for Jayme Closs

Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 19:32:41-04

Volunteers have been walking through swamps, corn fields and woods in the search for clues that could lead authorities to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed.

Hundreds of people took part in Tuesday’s expanded search for Jayme Closs, who has been missing since deputies responding to an Oct. 15 911 call found her parents dead in their home near Barron, a rural community about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.

Authorities believe Jayme was abducted and have ruled her out as a suspect in her parents’ deaths.

On Tuesday, volunteers were split into groups and told to look for anything that could be a clue, such as a cellphone, piece of clothing or gun.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Monday that some tips led to the decision to resume the ground search, but he didn’t elaborate.