Jayme Closs

‘You gotta help me, you gotta help me’: Jayme Closs 911 call released

She said, ‘He killed my parents, I want to go home, help me.’

The 911 call made to authorities after 13-year-old Jayme Closs escaped the Wisconsin home of her suspected killer has been released.

FOX9 obtained the audio between school teacher Kristin Kasinkas, former social services worker Jeanne Nutter, and a 911 dispatcher. The women called 911 after Jayme approached Nutter on January 10 after escaping the Gordon home of her alleged abductor, 21-year-old Jake Patterson.

Kasinskas: “Hi, I have a young lady at my house right now and she says her name is Jayme Closs.”

911: “OK, what’s the address?”

[Address removed]

911: “OK, have you seen her photo, ma’am?”

Kasinskas: “Yes, it’s her, I 100% think it’s her.”

911: “Does it look like she’s gonna run?”

Kasinskas: “No, she’s sitting down, she’s relaxing.”

911: “OK, hang on just a second. What’s your name? What’s your name ma’am?

Kasinskas: “Kristin Kasinskas”

911: “Kristin, how do you spell your last name?”

Kasinskas: “K-A-S-I-N-S-K-A-S’

911: “OK, did she show up walking?”

Kasinskas: “Yeah, a neighbor just walked up with her and asked us to call 911.”

911: “OK, hang on just a second.”

[Kasinskas pauses to ask Jayme if she is cold, needs a drink or blanket, and asks about a television show]

911: “Kristin, I’m gonna keep you on the line, OK?”

Kasinskas: “Yep, sounds good.”

[Kasinskas mumbles she can “barely hear that lady,” speaks to male in background]

911: “Kristin, is the neighbor that walked her up, is she still there?”

Kasinskas: “Yes, she is.”

911: “Can you ask the neighbor did the female just walk up to her house or how did she come across her?”

Kasinskas: “Hold on one second, I’m going to pass you over to her.”

Nutter: “Hi, my name is Jeanne Nutter, we have a cabin up here in Gordon and…”

911: “OK, ma’am, ma’am, can I just get your name?”

Jeanne Nutter: “Jeanne Nutter.”

911: “OK, and do you have a cabin address?”

[Address redacted]

Nutter: “I’m not up here very often in the winter, just happened to come up today. I didn’t want to bring her to my cabin.”

911: “So, how did she come up upon your cabin?”

Nutter: “I was walking my dog and we were almost home and she was walking towards me, crying, saying, ‘You gotta help me, you gotta help me.’ So, I didn’t want to go into my cabin because it’s too close to Patterson’s house.”

911: “And she said her name is Jayme Closs?”

Nutter: “Yep. And when I walked into this house, they recognized her immediately from posters.”

[Nutter pauses to ask Jayme if she knew when the suspect would be coming back]

Nutter: “She thought he was going to come back at midnight.”

911: “Who is going to come back?”

Jake Patterson [Police Handout]
Nutter: “His name is Jake Patterson, Jake Thomas Patterson. And he lives a few (inaudible) from our cabin (inaudible). So, we’re kind of scared because he might come, so if the cops could get here soon…..”

911: “I have many deputies headed that way, I’m going to keep you on the line. And she said ‘I am Jayme Closs’?”

Nutter: “Yes. She said, ‘He killed my parents, I want to go home, help me.’”

911: “And what was the male’s name?”

Nutter: “Jake Patterson.”

911: “And she said he killed her parents and she wants to go home?”

Nutter: “Yes. She didn’t know where she was. When I saw her, she was saying, ‘Where am I, where am I?’ I said you’re in Wisconsin.”

911: “OK and did she say he’s gone right now?”

Nutter: “Yes.”

911: “Are they at a cabin?”

Nutter: “ Well, I think he lives there year-round.”

Operator: “And he’s supposed to be back at midnight?”

Nutter: “Yes.”

911: “Ok hang on…..Jeanne, can I get your telephone number?”

Nutter: “Do you want the phone number for here?”

911: “I have the phone number from there, but do you have a cellphone? 

[Number redacted]

911: “I’m sorry, OK, Jeanne, I’m going to place you on hold, but don’t hang up.

Nutter: “OK.”

[Male officer asks 911 dispatcher if Jayme is with the caller; dispatcher states two females are in the home with Jayme. The dispatcher tells the officer no one is at the suspect’s house]

911:”Jeanne, you there? I’ve got multiple deputies headed out there, so just stay on the line with me. Does she seem like she’s going to need medical attention at all?”

Nutter: “I would think yes. I was a social worker for 30 years, so yes.”

911: “OK, what do you think is her medical condition right now?”

Nutter: “I think shock and cold..and shock. A good thing happened here!”

911: “Yep, just try and speak very calm and if she feels, just don’t try to push her too much.”

Nutter: “No, we’re not.”

911: “OK ma’am, just stay on the line with me.”

Nutter: “I will.”

911: “Can you tell me how many people are in the house?”

Nutter: “There are two adults. She’s a teacher at Northwood School here in Gordon. And her husband is here and two kids, there are two dogs, my dog, and me.”

Operator: “Ma’am, my deputy, he just wants you to lock the doors. And don’t let the dogs out or anything, just everybody stay inside until I can get deputies there.”

Jeanne Nutter: “OK.”

Jayme Closs
Jayme Closs [Handout]
Operator: “OK, and I’m just going to start paging out medical, I’m going to have them stay in the area because I don’t want to have anybody come up into the house until the deputies get there, but I want them in the area, OK?

[Nutter says she hit speaker on the phone while trying to take her coat off.]

911: “Is this a cellphone that you’re on, Jeanne?”

Nutter: “No, I’m on a landline phone.”

[Nutter tells Jayme it’s going to be OK]

911: “Jeanne, did she state how far away the house or the cabin is that she was at? Hang on…. Did she say where Jake is?”

Nutter: “She has no idea where he is. She told me that when he leaves her she doesn’t know where he’s gone. He turns the music up real loud, he hides her under a bed. He’s the only one that lives there.”

911: “OK, does she remember how far she was walking before she met up with you?”

Nutter: “She was like, maybe 100 yards from my cabin.”

911: “Ok, does she seem comfortable right now?”

Nutter: “Yeah, we have her wrapped up in a blanket.”

911: “OK, perfect….. Do we know what type of vehicle or if he works anywhere?”

Nutter: “He doesn’t work, and I asked her what kind of car it was. It’s red, he used to be in the military. There’s a bunch of cars in the driveway. I mean I’ve walked by that place I can’t tell you how many times”

911: “Oh, you know where it is?”

Nutter: “I know right where it is [inaudible].”

911: “Do you know what road it’s on?”

Nutter: “It’s on Eau Claire Acres Road. It’s on the same road I live. He lives two doors down from me. 

911: “Do you know Jake?”

Nutter: “No, no, he’s never really been….I mean we only come up here periodically, but he’s never been friendly or talked to me, and we’ve been here four years.”

911: “OK, have you seen him though?”

Nutter: “No. I don’t even know what he looks like. She just said that all the people who hang out at his house apparently do not know who she is.”


911: “From the house you’re at right now, where would that place be? You know what, I am going to pull up a better map. This one is not very good.”

[Nutter provides description of area while 911 operator asks her to describe the house and area]

Nutter: “I’m telling you, I’ve been coming here four years and never seen his face. The driveway, I just walk by it and I just noticed he hasn’t really plowed his driveway, just kind of swept at the end. She doesn’t have any shoes, she’s wearing his tennis shoes.”

[Nutter asks Jayme what size shoes she wears]


911: “OK, and all the doors are locked?”

Nutter: “Yes, all the doors are locked.”

911: “I’m just gonna let you know, when the deputies pull up, they’re just gonna give me instructions on how they wanna handle it…”

Nutter: “Peter’s parents might be coming here.”

911: “No. No. No. She needs to call them right now and tell them do not go.”

Nutter: “Ok, he’s going to try to get a hold of them.” 

911: “Yeah, they need to not. I can’t have anybody showing up at that house right now. “

Nutter: “There is such crappy cell service here.”

911: “I understand….And if they show up before the deputies, you guys need to tell them to leave right away.”

Nutter: “OK.”

Jayme Closs new pics
Jayme Closs with aunt [Photo: Jennifer Smith]
911: “Did he get a hold of his parents?”

Nutter: “Yes.”

911: “OK, perfect.” 

911: “They’re not far down the road, OK? Can you maybe the ask the dog owners– I need the dogs to be put in a shut room because there’s going to be a lot of deputies coming in. It’s just, it’s going to be a lot of commotion, dogs react differently.”

Nutter: “Are they close? We’re just nervous.”

911: “They’re close, hang on a second. They’re on [street name] right now. Can you see the suspect’s house from where you’re at?”

Nutter: “No, because the road kind of curves, the road curves…. it’s just too curvy and woody here.”

911: “ They haven’t told me what they’re going to do yet so we’re just waiting here…..”

[Background chatter]

Nutter: “I was just asking her if she was afraid and she said ‘no’.”

911: “OK, good. You guys are doing a good job of keeping her comfortable.”

Nutter: “And you’re doing a good job of keeping us calm.”

911: “ [Laughs] That’s why we’re here. And you said the car Jake drives, did she tell you it’s a red car?”

Nutter: “Yes, it’s red.” 

[Nutter tells her dog to not scratch the door]

911: “Are you guys all in like the living room, where are you guys at in the house right now?”

Nutter: “We’re all in the living room. When they drive in the circle driveway they’ll see a porch, a white porch with a Christmas tree and a blue car is parked by the garage.”

[Nutter gives description of house location; 911 dispatcher reminds her that everyone should stay inside]

Nutter: “Saying that he’s going to be home at midnight is not a for sure thing. She doesn’t know where he went. OK, somebody’s here, it’s a police officer. We need to let them in, right?”

[Background chatter]

Nutter: “I see lights. Somebody’s here. It’s a police officer! How are we to let them in? We need to let them in, right?”

911: “Hang on, I’m asking them. OK, was there a deputy that knocked on the door?”

Nutter: “No, they’re in here with us.”

911: “OK, Jeanne, I can let you go. Thank you, good job.”

Additional Reading:

BREAKING: Jayme Closs suspected kidnapper confesses, explains why he targeted her

Jayme Closs: Suspected killer tried to kidnap young girl twice before succeeding [Complaint]

Jayme Closs’ parents were a ‘barrier’ to killer’s goal of abducting young girl, shot dead because they were in the way: Sheriff

New details emerge about cabin-prison, strewn with filthy sheets, where kidnapped Jayme Closs held captive

‘GET A GUN!’ Brave neighbors hiding Jayme Closs armed themselves as kidnapper went on hunt for escaped girl

Jayme Closs: Teacher, neighbors describe accused killer as ‘smart, quiet’ kid who spent time in foster care, stole things [Report]

REVEALED: Everything we know about Jayme Closs suspected kidnapper Jake Thomas Patterson

[Feature Photo: Jayme Closs, Jake Patterson/Handout]