BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) – An AMBER alert is issued to a missing teenage girl after her parents have been found dead in her home in Barron.
Barron County officials say autopsies were planned for James Close, 56, and Denise Close, 46. The two were found dead in their home early Monday morning. Barron County sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says while the death investigation continues, the focus at this time is 1
Sheriff Fitzgerald says an emergency call came at 1A.M. The call came from a cell phone in the residence, but it is not known who made the call. "We could scream in the background at this 911 call, not much information," said Fitzgerald.
He says the call lasted less than a minute and the only word that can be understood is "help".
MEPs arrived at this address a short time after the call and found no one outside. "Sheriff Fitzgerald says when the deputies approached the house, they saw that the front door was open and a deceased man was at the front door, officers later found a deceased woman while they searched the rest of the house.
Both James and Denise Closs were employees of Jennie-O in Barron, who lived with his daughter Jayme, now missing and at risk, officials say she was not a suspect in the death investigation at the time. "We do not know what has happened. That was a shot, "said Fitzgerald.
A neighbor says she and her husband heard shots around 12:30 pm" Very loud shots, big cannon, and I did not think anything of it, "Joan Smrekar said says she did not think to call the police, provided that someone shoots an animal. "There's deer, there's bear, you call it out here, so it did not really bother us to hear gunfire , It's just something we hear and the hunting season … "she said.
Investigators are working on analyzing the distress call to hopefully find out more, but finding Jayme remains the priority." We're working with the Barron School District on this case, "said Fitzgerald.
The criminal police and the FBI are helping with the case, with neighbors saying the incident is alarming, with Sheriff Fitzgerald reporting that a cause of death will be released on autopsy on Tuesday
The AMBER alert for Jayme Closs is still active: she's five feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde or strawberry hair.
Officials ask anyone with information, 24-hours Call Cash Coverage at 855-744-3879.
BARRON, Wisconsin (WEAU) – Two people are found dead in their home in Barron County, and their thirteen-hundred-year-old daughter is missing and threatened.
The sheriff's department says it has received a 911 call overnight in one word, "Help." Neighbor Joan Smrekar said she awoke to gunfire at 1 o'clock on Monday.
Smrekar recalled, "When I heard the first shot it was, 'Boom!" Then second, "Boom!" Even bigger, louder. "
Smrekar said in her experience that the family is largely for herself but it's still hard to believe that such a tragedy could come so close.
"It's a mother and a dad, and that's so close to you," added Smrekar. "It gives you goose bumps and it just makes you sad that that happens."
MPs say they do No one on the phone interacted with dispatchers and screamed It was heard that Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said it was hard to decipher.
"We were able to get 'help' out of it, we could scream it, but not much information," explained Fitzgerald.
The Department says it (19659005) When the MPs arrived home on Highway 8 west of Barron, they discovered two bodies later identified as James Closs (56) and Denise Closs (46).
The Department says they are the parents of 13-year-old Jayme Closs
"We think about him after" Missing and Endangered, "Fitzgerald said." We do not know what happened. That was a shot crime scene and we do not know where Jayme is.
The department says there are no signs of drug or alcohol use and that this case is particularly interesting since no weapons were found.
Fitzgerald stated, "That's weird, but we think Jamie is localized and we are in some degree in danger, and that's what we focus on now. There our efforts and our production are produced.
The FBI and the Criminal Investigation Department help with the investigation. They chat with friends, family, and classmates, and browse Facebook and Snapchat for any signs of Jayme or any signs of what happened.
"She is not a suspect at the time," added Fitzgerald. "She's missing and at risk, she's a 13-year-old girl whom we believe could have been where it happened."
The Sheriff Department of Barron County says it has no clues ,
If You Have Information About It Jayme is requested to call the sheriff's department immediately at 715-537-3106.
BARRON, Wisconsin (WEAU) – MEPs say the two people found dead in a house in Barron County were the parents of the missing 13-year-old girl.
The Sheriff Department of Barron County says it received an emergency call at 1 am from a person requesting help at 1268 Highway 8 in the city of Barron. When the deputies arrived at the house, they found the two parents dead inside. MEPs initially said they did not find weapons in the house.
Her 13-year-old daughter is missing and is considered missing and at risk. The girl is 13-year-old Jayme Closs. MEPs say she is 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says they have never responded to this house in the past. MEPs say the girl is not considered a suspect at the time.
Anyone who has information about the potential whereabouts of the missing person or anyone who has had contact with Jayme is requested to contact the Sheriff Department of Barron County immediately at 715-537-3106.
BARRON, Wisconsin (WEAU) – Two people were found dead in Barron County, and a teenager is missing in the case.
The Sheriff Department of Barron County says it received an emergency call on Monday morning at 1 am from a person calling for help at 1268 Highway 8. When the deputies arrived at the house, they found two adults dead. A 13-year-old girl is missing and is considered missing and at risk.
The girl is the 13-year-old Jayme Closs. MEPs say she is 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond hair.
Any person who has information about their possible whereabouts or who has had contact with Jayme is requested to contact the Sheriff Department of Barron County immediately at 715-537-3106.