Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive, sheriff says

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BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday.

WGN Radio's Ryan Burrow reports that the Douglas County, WI Sheriff's Office says Jaime Closs was found in Gordon, Wisconsin.  To this point all investigators are revealing is that she was found after a citizen "phoned in the information."

Closs has been missing since Oct. 15, when her parents were found murdered in their Barron, Wisconsin home. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after she was found, according to Fitzgerald.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department  was notified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive, according to Fitzgerald.

Authorities didn't release any other details on where she was found. The suspect has not been identified.

"Finally we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing," The department posted on Facebook. "We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!"

This is a developing story, authorities are asking the public to respect the privacy of the family.

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