The FBI has expanded the search for a missing Wisconsin teen nationwide on Thursday, three days after authorities found her parents shot to death inside the Barron County home.
FOX News reports 13-year-old Jayme Closs is now on the FBI’s top missing person list and considered in extreme danger. On Wednesday, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said that the teen was inside the home when someone shot in the front door and killed her parents, James and Denise Closs. By the time police arrived at the home, both parents were dead and Jamie was gone.
On Thursday, the FBI announced it would be sending a digital flyer nationwide of Jayme, “out of an abundance of caution.” There are currently over 100 state and local FBI agents across the U.S. working to locate Jayme.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, police discovered Jayme’s deceased parents in their home a little after 1 a.m. on Monday. Officers arrived at the home after someone called 911 from the residence. Fitzgerald said the caller didn’t speak directly to the dispatcher but noises in the background indicated some sort of disturbance happening.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed that no guns were found in the home and that authorities are working on the expectation that Jayme is alive.
Detectives interviewed people at Jayme’s school, Riverview Middle School, where she runs cross-country. They also reportedly checked her social media accounts. They’ve found nothing to indicate the girl was in any kind of trouble. Her parents worked at a turkey factory in Barron and so far, authorities have not indicated anything to suggest they were in any kind of trouble.
According to family members, Jayme was last seen at a birthday party on Saturday afternoon. They said nothing seemed out of the ordinary with the teen.
Jayme is described as a white female who stands 5-feet tall, weighs around 100 pounds, and has green eyes and strawberry blond hair.
Anyone with any information on Jayme’s whereabouts is urged to contact a tip line made specifically for her case at 1-855-744-3879.
[Feature Photo: Jayme Closs/Handout]