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Report: Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect sends letter from jail to news station

Posted: 4:33 PM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-07 17:42:15-05
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The man accused of abducting Barron County teen Jayme Closs apparently sent a letter to a Minnesota news station saying he plans to plead guilty to the charges against him.

A letter sent to NBC affiliate KARE 11 reporter Lou Raguse in Minneapolis says it is from the Polk County Jail, and the sender is Jake Patterson, the man accused of kidnapping Closs last year.

According to KARE 11 , the writing is “small and disjointed,” and “appears to be folded like a paper airplane.”

The letter says Patterson plans to plead guilty saying he doesn’t want Closs’ family to worry about a trial.

In response to why he would commit this crime, the letter reads, “This was mostly on impulse. I don’t think like a serial killer.”

Raguse sent a letter to Patterson on Jan. 17 to ask him questions about that case.

Patterson is accused of kidnapping Closs after murdering her parents last year.

Read the full letter on KARE 11’s website.