>> 21 year old Jake Patterson was charged on Friday with two counts of first degree murder and one count of kidnapping after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive nearly three months after she vanished and her parents murdered.>> The suspect was arrested and is currently being held in the Barron County Jail.
Jayme was taken against her will and escaped from a residence at which she was being held and found help. We also do not believe that this time that the suspect had any contact with the family. We do believe Jayme was the only target.>> Barron County sheriff said the unemployed Patterson has no criminal record in Wisconsin.
And he said he was not sure if Patterson and Closs knew each other. Patterson was taken into custody after authorities pulled his car over with the help of Closs, who gave them a description of his vehicle.>> You know we wrapped her in a blanket.>> On Thursday, Closs was found by a resident of Gordon, a town about an hour away from Jayme's home who was walking her dog.
>> When I first saw her I though did she run away, did somebody just drop her off here because she didn't have coats or gloves and then when she told me who she was I figured she must have left in a hurry.>> Closs went missing since her parents were found shot dead on October 15th in their home in Barron, Wisconsin.
Her disappearance made national news. With 1,500 volunteers scouring woods and fields, and a $50,000 reward for her recovery. Barron area school district superintendent Diane Tremblay expressed her gratitude that Closs was finally found.>> We want to thank Jayme for being so courageous. And for achieving an opportunity to find her way back to us.
Jayme, we missed you and we are so grateful you are home.>> Authorities said Closs was medically cleared by the hospital and would soon be reuniting with her family.