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A balloon release ceremony was to commemorate the two-month anniversary of the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs

 

 

A balloon release ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 15 on the two-month anniversary of the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
Closs has been missing since Oct. 15, when her parents were found murdered in their Barron home. Deputies  responding to a 911 call found that someone had broken into the family’s home in Barron and gunned down James and Denise Closs.

Authorities believe Jayme was abducted and have ruled her out as a suspect in her parents’ deaths. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald issued a statement Tuesday about the Jayme Closs case: “This case remains the number one priority of the sheriff department.  We still have agents on the ground from both the FBI and DCI assisting us on this case and we continue to follow up on leads.”
Sheriff  Fitzgerald went on to say that: “While the number of tips has declined our efforts, hope and belief that Jayme is out there  and alive has not.  There is a tip that will break this case and we ask people to continue to look for changes in behavior.”
He wants the community to know that “Agents and detectives are now widening our net looking back into every aspect of the lives of Jayme, Denise and James to see what might have triggered this unbelievable case.”
He added that: “I do want to thank the entire community for the support of this case and our law enforcement officers.”

 

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