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March 15, 2019
Elizabeth Smart tells her story to an auditorium full of people at Barron High School on Friday. She transitioned into how the community should act when they see Jayme Closs in public. Smart told them it is OK to smile but not OK to stare and if they felt compelled to talk to Closs they should write her a letter so she could read it when she is ready. Tyler Schank / Forum News Service
Elizabeth Smart tells her story, offers advice to members of Jayme Closs’ community
March 15, 2019 - 9:17pm
March 9, 2019
Jake Patterson
Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect reportedly confesses in letter from jail
March 9, 2019 - 9:19am
March 6, 2019
Elizabeth Smart gives the keynote speech August 8, 2011 at the Crimes Against Children conference at the Sheraton Dallas, in Dallas, Texas. Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 and found nine months later. (Jim Mahoney / Dallas Morning News)
Elizabeth Smart to visit Jayme Closs’ hometown
March 6, 2019 - 7:01pm
March 3, 2019
William Hoehn was sentenced Oct. 29 to life in prison with the chance of parole for his role in kidnapping Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby. Forum file photo
Kidnapper of Savanna's baby moved to new prison for his own safety
March 3, 2019 - 3:05pm
February 23, 2019
Ivan Dan Walker
Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative
February 23, 2019 - 1:44pm
February 14, 2019
Twin Cities man pleads guilty in kidnapping case, told victim she would be sex-trafficked
February 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
February 6, 2019
Jake Patterson
In three-minute court appearance, Patterson bound over for arraignment in Jayme Closs case
February 6, 2019 - 12:34pm
January 25, 2019
Jayme Closs. FBI photo
Will DA add charges in Jayme Closs case?
January 25, 2019 - 12:12pm
January 16, 2019
Thomas Barker, Steven Powers and Joshua Holby
‘You will never bring me down’: Central Minnesota escapee confronts third kidnapper at sentencing
January 16, 2019 - 6:42pm
January 14, 2019
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald holds a picture of Jake Thomas Patterson, the suspect in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents, during Friday's news conference. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Criminal complaint details how Jayme Closs was kept under twin bed with weighted totes sealing her in
January 14, 2019 - 3:10pm
The house that Jake Patterson held Jayme Closs in sits empty on Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, in Gordon, Wis. Jed Carlson / Forum News Service
Charges: Jake Patterson targeted Jayme Closs after seeing her get on school bus
January 14, 2019 - 2:33pm
January 12, 2019
Jayme Closs (Photos courtesy of Barron County Sheriff's Office)
The next challenge for Jayme Closs: Recovery from ordeal will be difficult, mental health experts say
January 12, 2019 - 4:50pm
January 11, 2019
Jake Thomas Patterson is a suspect in the Jayme Closs disappearance. Barron County Sheriff's Departmentplay button
Sheriff: Closs ‘targeted’ by 21-year-old suspect with no clear ties to her family
January 11, 2019 - 8:41pm
Jayme Closs
Eyewitness, law enforcement recount moments after Closs was found alive
January 11, 2019 - 11:08am
January 10, 2019
Dashon Bonnell, left, and Anthony Howson.
2 men, teen girl charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery in fatal Mesabi Trail shooting
January 10, 2019 - 6:20pm