Jayme Closs: What we know so far


Less than 15 minutes after Closs' rescue, Patterson was taken into custody after police pulled him over, based on Closs' description of his vehicle.

"My legs started to shake". Jayme sat under a blanket on the couch as they waited for police to arrive, he said.

The teen was said to be in good health and was to be reunited with her extended family late Friday.

Elizabeth Smart sent words of encouragement to Jayme Closs, just a day after authorities found the 13-year-old who was missing for almost three months.

"She said to us that, 'This person killed my parents and took me, ' " Kasinskas told CNN's Poppy Harlow. "She did not talk about why or how". Glynn and Jones say they're relying on "the integrity of our judicial system" to treat him fairly.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has said he believes Patterson went to the Closs home outside Barron with the intention of taking Jayme.

Kristin Kasinskas said Jayme knew her captor's name, but the girl said she didn't know Patterson before he abducted her.

Fitzgerald says authorities don't know of any social media connection between Patterson and the girl. "Believe me, so are we".

Details of the case indicated that the teenager had been snatched minutes after an intruder came into the house and murdered her parents, damaging little else in the family home. "She said she did not know him".

Naiberg, Jayme's grandfather, said he spent a few hours with her on Friday.

Patterson has no criminal history in Wisconsin but his brother has had multiple run-ins with the law, including convictions for marijuana possession, bail jumping and sexual assault, online court records show.

He said the unemployed suspect had ties to the Barron area, but did not elaborate. Jayme's grandfather Robert Naiberg said in a telephone interview Saturday that the only thing the family knows for sure is no one knew Patterson.

"I hope that she's in good shape", he said.

Patterson took measures to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, including shaving his head beforehand, and a shotgun was recovered from the home where Jayme was believed held, Fitzgerald said.

He wonders whether Patterson was somehow stalking Jayme.

"He didn't say a whole lot and never really stood out a whole lot to me because he wasn't super engaging", Kasinskas said.

According to a neighbor, Patterson's parents moved away but the two sons continued to use the home.

He may have worked at another business in Barron but that hasn't been confirmed, the sheriff said. She said: "My only thought was to get her to a safe place". "I don't recall anything that would have explained this, by any means".

Jayme had approached a woman who was out walking her dog. "I just can't wait". I didn't even know he lived on this street. Jayme was quiet, her emotions "pretty flat", Peter Kasinskas said.

Kasinskas said Jayme told the couple Patterson would sometimes have people over to the cabin during the time she was being held, but would hide her from them.

Detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches in the effort to find Jayme. "God has answered those prayers".

The first was a solo selfie of Jayme, snuggled up in bed with her dog Molly and another unidentified pup. Girls ages 12 to 17 are most commonly abducted.