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March 15, 2019
Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers advice to members of Jayme Closs’ community
BARRON, Wis. — Two months later, the “Welcome home, Jayme” signs still adorn businesses and government buildings in this close-knit community...
March 15, 2019 - 9:17pm
March 9, 2019
Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect reportedly confesses in letter from jail
BARRON, Wis. — A man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs from her rural Wisconsin home in the fall after her parents were killed...
March 9, 2019 - 9:19am
March 6, 2019
Elizabeth Smart to visit Jayme Closs’ hometown
BARRON, Wis. — Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart will visit with community members in Barron next week. Smart’s visit will come two months...
March 6, 2019 - 7:01pm
March 3, 2019
Kidnapper of Savanna's baby moved to new prison for his own safety
FARGO — A Fargo man who's in prison for helping kidnap the baby of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind has been transferred to an out-of-state facility...
March 3, 2019 - 3:05pm
February 23, 2019
Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative
ST. PAUL - A Stillwater man admitted in court to strangling his estranged girlfriend in St. Paul last summer and trying to make it look like...
February 23, 2019 - 1:44pm
February 14, 2019
Twin Cities man pleads guilty in kidnapping case, told victim she would be sex-trafficked
MINNEAPOLIS - A Burnsville man kidnapped a woman he offered a ride to in downtown Minneapolis in the summer of 2017, telling her he planned to...
February 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
February 6, 2019
In three-minute court appearance, Patterson bound over for arraignment in Jayme Closs case
BARRON, Wis. — The Douglas County man accused of killing a Barron couple and abducting their 13-year-old daughter for nearly three months waived...
February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
January 25, 2019
Will DA add charges in Jayme Closs case?
BARRON, Wis. - The man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is due back in court in Barron County, Wis., on Feb....
January 25, 2019 - 12:12pm
January 16, 2019
‘You will never bring me down’: Central Minnesota escapee confronts third kidnapper at sentencing
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — As he looked down at the teenager standing just inches away from him with a smile as wide as can be, Earl Melchert told...
January 16, 2019 - 6:42pm
January 14, 2019
Criminal complaint details how Jayme Closs was kept under twin bed with weighted totes sealing her in
BARRON, Wis. - Jake Patterson, who was arrested Jan. 10 after Jayme Closs escaped from a remote Gordon home where she was being held, is charged...
January 14, 2019 - 3:10pm
Charges: Jake Patterson targeted Jayme Closs after seeing her get on school bus
BARRON, Wis. - Jake Patterson told investigators that he picked Jayme Closs as his target for abduction after seeing her get on a school bus,...
January 14, 2019 - 2:33pm
January 12, 2019
The next challenge for Jayme Closs: Recovery from ordeal will be difficult, mental health experts say
DULUTH — Jayme Closs will face an extended, difficult challenge as she recovers from a horrifying three-month ordeal, mental health experts...
January 12, 2019 - 4:50pm
January 11, 2019
Sheriff: Closs ‘targeted’ by 21-year-old suspect with no clear ties to her family
BARRON, Wis. - A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County on Thursday, authorities...
January 11, 2019 - 8:41pm
Eyewitness, law enforcement recount moments after Closs was found alive
BARRON, Wis. - Peter Kasinskas said he was cleaning fish in the kitchen when his dogs “started going crazy.” His wife, Kristin, and children,...
January 11, 2019 - 11:08am
January 10, 2019
2 men, teen girl charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery in fatal Mesabi Trail shooting
HIBBING, Minn. — Two men and a teenage girl were charged Wednesday, Jan. 9, with murder, kidnapping and robbery in the death of an Aurora man...
January 10, 2019 - 6:20pm