Suspect in Wisconsin Double-Murder, Kidnapping Case Due in Court Monday


Investigators are still looking for any ties between 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the man accused with kidnapping her, 21-year-old Jake Patterson. That's been the goal of mine for 88 days.

Add Jayme Closs as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Jayme Closs news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "She's in exceptionally good spirits". "It's gonna take time".

"I was the first one to give her a hug", he said.

Her church family wants to make sure she knows she has support in the coming days, weeks, months and even years ahead.

"I just was so happy that Jaymee was found alive".

"In my mind, I said, 'oh, that can't be the same person, '" she said.

It is not yet clear how Patterson became aware of Jayme, especially since he lived an hour away. Naiberg told the AP on Saturday that Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she did not know Patterson. "There's only a new normal".

Earlier Sunday, one of the women helping Jayme and the Closs family get through this dark time talked about their bond and her wish for Jayme.

Jayme Closs is pictured in this undated photo posted to Facebook.

Gayle King spoke to Closs' relatives in Barron, Wisconsin, about how the teen is doing. He was being held in Barron County's jail on preliminary charges of intentional homicide and kidnapping, and will have an initial court appearance Monday.

A man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents is expected to be formally charged Monday, and the charging documents could shed light on what investigators believe the young man knew about his victims, his motives and tactics.

Investigators have yet to comment on what Jayme endured during captivity.

"As a family we will get through all of the healing process Jayme has", Smith wrote.

"I imagine she's going to have problems, but she'll be helped", Naiberg said. "A lot of the things that I went through, I was very embarrassed of, I was ashamed of, I didn't want people to know what I'd been through and I can only imagine that she, too, feels the same way".

The same night authorities discovered Jayme missing three months ago, police found her parents James and Denise Closs shot dead in their home.

She was rescued by police in Sandy, Utah, on March 12, 2003, when witnesses recognized her from an episode of "America's Most Wanted". "Probably had her scared to death, you know?" She is now Jayme's legal guardian. "Ultimately it comes down to the decisions and the choices that you make that define who you are", she said.

After murdering both her parents it is believed Mr Patterson then abducted Jayme and took her to his home about 120km away in Gordon.