Wisconsin Man Arrested in Teen’s Abduction, Parents’ Deaths

The sheriff said investigators do not believe Patterson and the girl knew each other.

Image via Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man shot a Wisconsin couple to death at their home in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months in an isolated north woods town before she managed to escape, authorities said Friday. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger and pleaded for help Thursday in the small town of Gordon,… Read at AP News

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