Hundreds of tips pour in for missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs

He said authorities still have no suspects in the case, but believe Jayme, 13, is in danger. The 13-year-old girl was nowhere to be found.

Both James and Denise Closs were long-time employees of the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron, Jennie-O's parent company Hormel said.

Also on Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice sent therapists and comfort dogs to help students at Closs' school. Dozens of volunteers had to be turned away, as the sheriff had said they only needed 100.

Fitzgerald said the information had been tweeted by the Miami police directly, without consulting investigators in Barron. The cause of death of Jayme's parents hasn't been released.

Jayme Closs' whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery after a 911 call that lead police to her home in Barron, Wisconsin, where her parents were found dead.

Her parents James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found shot dead.

'We want to bring Jayme home and put that smile back in her family's hands, ' he said.


"Is it a random attack or a targeted attack?" Fitzgerald has said that no one from the home spoke with dispatchers, who could hear a disturbance and yelling in the background. That's why those leads are so important'.

Family members said Jayme was last seen Sunday afternoon at a birthday party, and nothing seemed wrong.

"They are the experts in breaking down 911 tapes, looking at our phones, and taking care of all evidence in that manner", he said.

When authorities responded to the home in Barron, they found the door kicked in, records showed.

"It was just, "bang" and 'bang, '" Smrekar said.

The FBI said Thursday that "out of an abundance of caution" it was expanding its search for the teen nationwide by sending a digital "missing person" poster to media organizations and partners across the country for display.

The missing teenager has been described as being approximately 5ft (1.5m) tall and 100lb (45kg) with green eyes and strawberry blonde hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

  • Tracy Klein