“He killed my relatives and took me”: Neighbor recounts Jayme Closs' difference after her escape

The Wisconsin lady who military contend escaped Thursday after being hold opposite her will for 3 months pronounced of her captor, “He killed my relatives and took me,” according to a integrate who live circuitously a suspect’s home and came to her aid.

When Peter Kasinskas answered a pulsation during his front doorway on Thursday, a initial difference he listened were, “This is Jayme Closs” and “Call 911.” It was his neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, and a blank lady who’d dead though a snippet roughly 3 months ago.

“It was literally like we were observant a ghost, given we have seen a billboards and a commercials and all that stuff, and there she is in my kitchen, we know,” Kasinskas told CBS News.


Jayme Closs


The Barron County sheriff’s bureau pronounced Closs was found Thursday afternoon in Gordon, a northwest Wisconsin city about 65 miles north of where she went blank from her home in Barron. Jayme had not been seen given her relatives were murdered there on Oct 15.

Jeanne Nutter pronounced she was walking her dog Thursday afternoon when a rumpled teenage lady called out to her for help, fast grabbed her and told her she was lost. Only afterwards did a lady exhibit her name.

Nutter pronounced Friday that Jayme told her she had walked divided from a circuitously cabin where she’d been hold captive, not distant from a home of Nutter and a Kasinskas family.

“I was terrified, though we didn’t wish to uncover her that,” Nutter, a amicable workman who spent years operative in child protection, told The Associated Press on Friday. “She usually yelled ‘Please assistance me, we don’t know where we am. I’m lost.’”

Nutter pronounced she didn’t wish to move Jayme to her circuitously home given it was too tighten to where she’d been found, and she didn’t wish them to be alone. She said: “My usually suspicion was to get her to a protected place.”

The dual went elsewhere in a neighborhood, to a home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas, who immediately famous her.

According to Peter Kasinskas, Jayme seemed spare and ragged, wearing what looked like leggings, a sweatshirt and oversized men’s tennis shoes.

“Tired, skinny, unwashed — substantially hadn’t bathed in utterly a while, if during all,” Peter Kasinskas told reporters Friday. “She didn’t have any tension — she was substantially in shock.”

Kristin Kasinskas called 911, and relayed to a runner from Jayme a name of a purported captor – 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson — and a tone of his car. Patterson was pulled over in a automobile circuitously a brief time after and taken into control though incident.

Kristin Kasinskas pronounced Jayme knew her captor’s name, though a lady pronounced she didn’t know Patterson before he abducted her.

“She pronounced no, we did not know him before he came to a house,” Kasinskas said, recounting Jayme’s words. “She said, ‘He killed my relatives and took me.’”

Details of what happened in a scarcely 3 months given a lady dead sojourn unclear, though Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald pronounced Patterson “took many active stairs to censor his temperament from law coercion and a ubiquitous public.”


Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was arrested in a abduction of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs.

Barron County Sheriff’s Department

“He secluded his temperament and secluded her from other people also,” Fitzgerald said.

Kasinskas pronounced Jayme told a integrate Patterson would infrequently have people over to a cabin during a time she was being held, though would censor her from them.

Fitzgerald also pronounced Jayme was Patterson’s apparent aim and that he killed her relatives in sequence to kidnap a girl.

Kristin Kasinskas pronounced Jayme didn’t know where she was after her shun and had never listened of a city of Gordon, home to about 644 people in a heavily forested segment where logging in a tip industry. 

She described Jayme as calm, quiet, and unequivocally sweet. She pronounced a lady smiled when a integrate talked to her and pronounced hello to their children.

Peter Kasinskas pronounced a integrate didn’t ask Jayme too many questions, fearful to re-traumatize her.  The integrate offering her food and water, though she declined both. Jayme sat underneath a sweeping on a cot as they waited for military to arrive, he said.

“I told Jayme, ‘I am so happy to see you,’ that was all we could consider to contend to her,” Peter Kasinskas said. “She usually pronounced appreciate you.”

Patterson lived usually 4 doors down from a Kasinskas family, though Kristin Kasinskas pronounced she didn’t comprehend it until he was identified as a suspect. She pronounced she never saw Patterson on her travel or in town, and doesn’t remember observant him given he was in high school.

Kasinskas pronounced she taught Patterson scholarship in center school, though added: “I don’t unequivocally remember a ton about him.” She described him as nice, quiet, and smart, though pronounced she hadn’t seen him given he was about 11 or 12.

She pronounced her greeting was “just dishonesty — kind of startle that a child we all knew could have finished this.”

Sheriff Fitzgerald pronounced Patterson is now impoverished and does have a “tie” to Barron County, where a teen was abducted, though didn’t report a connection. He pronounced a hunt aver is now being served on a Gordon home and authorities are also questioning several cars that go to Patterson, who he pronounced has “zero” rapist history.

Patterson is being hold on dual depends of initial grade conscious carnage for a murder of Jayme’s relatives and one count of kidnapping. He is approaching to make an initial justice coming someday subsequent week, after a Barron County District Attorney files a rapist complaint.

Jayme’s grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told a AP on Friday that he’d been praying for months for a call he perceived Thursday about his granddaughter being found alive.

Naiberg pronounced his daughter called him with a news, observant Jayme reported carrying been hold by “a man in a woods” though was means to escape.

Sue Allard, Jayme’s aunt, told a Star Tribune journal that she could hardly demonstrate her fun after training a news Thursday night.

“Praise a Lord,” Allard pronounced between sobs. “It’s a news we’ve been watchful on for 3 months. we can’t wait to get my arms around her. we usually can’t wait.”

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