Closs reconnecting with family, pets following kidnapping

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Closs turned up almost three months after she was snatched by a man who fatally shot her parents so he could kidnap their daughter, according to law enforcement authorities.

But she should not expect it to be the same life that she had before her ordeal, according to some who have been in similar situations. She said she and her husband once caught them siphoning gas.

Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive. "It was great to know she was next to me all night", Jennifer Smith posted on Facebook on Saturday.

"You're going to want to examine the charity itself, the organizer; make sure they've included some kind of description of how they are related to the family, what specific details about what they're going to do with the money", said Susan Bach of the Better Business Bureau.

"Everybody has been praying for her and I think no matter where you go it's always a little chatter", said Jim Helman, who works at Tru Value. "I just wanted to scream very loudly".

"Probably one of the more hard issues is going to be finding that new sense of normalcy in her life", said Smart, a 31-year-old mother of three.

Tremblay said she and her administration's hope is that Closs can have a "beautiful childhood".

Thousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had been searching around the clock for her after her parents were found shot dead in their home, the front door open and the girl gone. Police believed that Jayme had witnessed the killings, but had vanished by the time police got to the house.

Authorities said Jayme was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger and pleaded for help Thursday in the small north woods town of Gordon, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from her hometown of Barron.

Jayme Closs, 13, right, with her aunt Jennifer Smith, in a photograph taken on January 11, 2019, one day after Closs escaped from captivity in Gordon, Wisc.

There is no evidence in the early stages of the investigation that links Patterson to the parents or to Jayme, Fitzgerald said.

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"The whole nation loves her and is so proud of her and admires her so much for surviving everything that she's done", Smart said.

Such support will be crucial as Jayme acclimates to life since her escape, Smart added.

Jeanne recalled: 'She just yelled, "Please help me!" "But I'd also tell her that there is no going back to who she was before she was kidnapped, before this happened". "And the dad I guess, I don't know". So now, "she needs to control and experience her memories in a way that. doesn't retrigger" her trauma.

Jayme's grandfather Robert Naiberg said in a telephone interview on Saturday that no one in the family knew Patterson.

"I have accomplished getting over fears".

"I was terrified, but I didn't want to show her that". She said they stole things and spent time in foster care.

Jayme was evaluated at a hospital after she was found and has since been released.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been charged with murdering the parents of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs in order to kidnap the 13-year-old-AFP " Jayme was taken against her will and escaped from the residence in which she was being held and found help", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters.

Patterson's high school teachers barely remember the now 21-year-old man who graduated only three years ago, and say they didn't realize he still lived in the area.

"She looked. kind of in rough shape".