Community invited to write Jayme Closs letters

Police are searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs

Police are searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs

"When she wants information, we'll give it to her; and when she wants to tell us things, we'll take it from her", he said.

It shows her with Jennifer Smith, one of Closs' aunts, and the girl's dog Molly. The organizer tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS it's to help Jayme recover and maybe help with college tuition.

"We believe Jayme was the target, and he was getting rid of possible barriers to taking her", Fitzgerald said.

Jayme was hospitalized, and later released and reunited with her relatives and dog, Molly, in Barron. To Closs's luck, Jeanne had experience for the situation: she is a retired social worker.

With Jayme, the nation knows her, her captor and will learn of any charges.

"Crazy up and down thoughts", Helman said. We had too much love and support around us for us to give up, ' her aunt said.

FOX 9 also spoke with a teacher's aid who said she never really saw Patterson apply himself to school, but he consistently aced his tests.

Business owners tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS encouragement in the form of signs will likely stay up for some time to spread the good news. If you'd like to send a card or well wishes to Jayme, a group set up a PO Box for the public.

Jayme Closs' escape from the rural house in Wisconsin helped break the case, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there. "She said that this person usually hides her or hides her when others are near, or when he has to leave the household".

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"On Monday, Jan. 14 ... at 3:30 p.m., the suspect will make his initial appearance in Barron County Circuit Court to be formally charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, and one count of kidnapping", he said.

The cabin is in Eau Claire Acres, about 10 miles outside the tiny town of Gordon, in the dense evergreen forests of north-western Wisconsin.

Fitzgerald said Saturday that investigators believe Patterson acted alone.

About three years ago, Patterson worked at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron - where Jayme's parents were employed - and then quit, saying he was moving, company President Steve Lykken said.

Naiberg said in a telephone interview that the only thing the family knows for sure is that no one knew Patterson. No one pressed her to talk, he said, adding that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and doctors advised them to let her speak when she's ready.

Despite Erik Patterson's criminal record, few across the township seem to have heard of his family. He said she was largely silent. But the sheriff said it did not appear Patterson interacted with the couple during his brief time there. Her abduction led to an intense search that ended Thursday when she was found alive - and Patterson arrested - about 70 miles from her home.

Detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches in the effort to find Jayme.

Elizabeth Smart posted on Instagram after Closs was found calling her courageous, strong and a powerful survivor.

"Jayme is an example of why we never lose hope and never stop searching", the organisation said on Facebook.

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