Days after the missing Wisconsin teen was discovered and rescued by a passerby, her family is celebrating after welcoming her back home.
“Jayme had a pretty good night sleep,” Jennifer Naiberg Smith wrote following the 13-year-old girl’s first night reunited with family.
The aunt, who has been named Closs’ legal guardian after the shooting death of the teen’s parents, wrote that “it was great to know she was next to me all night” and described the “great feeling” of having her back.
“As a family we will get through all of the healing process Jayme has,” Smith wrote.
Describing that path as a long one, she said the family’s strength and love for Closs will sustain them through whatever lies ahead.
The emotional statement also included a reference to Closs’ parents, who were found dead at their home about three months ago at the time the girl disappeared.
“We will do anything and everything!!” Smith posted. “My beloved sister Denise pooh and brother in law Jim can rest at peace and I keep assuring them Jayme is safe and we will make sure forever.”
She wrote that she misses them both “dearly” and expressed some satisfaction that their daughter, who was their “whole world,” has been reunited with her family.
“God is Good!!” she concluded. “Bless you all!!”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Smith posed with Closs for the teen’s first image after her reappearance.
Relatives continued to share updates and photos, including and uncle and cousin, as reported by People.
Family friend Jennifer Halvorson also provided a statement, revealing that the teen had a “really good night” Friday.
“They’re doing well,” she said. “I think everyone just finally had a sense of some peace.”
[Featured image: Jennifer Smith]