Jayme Closs Parents: Cause of Death Released


The call came from a cell phone inside the home, but the caller didn't communicate with the dispatcher, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a Tuesday news conference.

The sheriff has said previously that authorities consider Jayme to be an endangered missing person and not a suspect, and he's indicated that finding Jayme is his goal.

Fitzgerald told reporters during the news conference Tuesday that investigators have received more than 200 tips and are following up on them.

"If we think it's key to the case where we need the public's help, we will disseminate that information", he said.

"One hundred percent we want to bring Jamey home and put that smile back in her family's hands", said Fitzgerald.

Three days after a cryptic 911 call led police to discover the bodies of Jayme's parents in their Wisconsin home, the 13-year-old girl remains missing. "Walk your land. Report anything you feel is important to us", said Sheriff Fitzgerald.

When deputies arrived, they found James and Denise shot to death.

Authorities say they have no credible information to support the reported sighting of missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs in Florida; Matt Finn reports on the search.

He didn't say how the couple died, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Milwaukee said the teen was likely abducted from her home early Monday morning by an unknown person with a gun.

At one point, a representative from the young girl's school district stepped forward to share a story about a time when students were asked to discuss what they would do if they were given $1 million, according to Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.

Sheriff Fitzgerald says Jayme Closs is not considered a suspect in the death of her parents.

Jayme said she would "feed the hungry and give the rest to the poor", the representative said, calling it a ideal representation of the teen's kind spirit.

Jayme Closs is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has green eyes and blond or strawberry blond hair, the sheriff's department said. Authorities said a tip placing the girl's whereabouts in Miami is not credible.

"Often, someone in the community will have knowledge of a crime and may not realize it", he said. "Further, in missing child investigations, we know every second counts", added Fitzgerald. "They are the experts in breaking down 911 tapes, looking at our phones, and taking care of all evidence in that manner", he said.

FacebookJayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl from Barron, Wisconsin, is missing. An AMBER Alert for her was issued on Monday afternoon. He declined to elaborate as to why investigators believe she didn't run away from home, saying that disclosing more information would compromise their investigation.

If you see Jayme Closs, call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.