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Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been arrested over the kidnapping of Jayme Closs

Police have named a suspect within the case of a 13-year-old Wisconsin lady who was kidnapped in October after her dad and mom have been murdered.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is being held on two counts of first-degree murder and one rely of kidnapping, police mentioned on Friday.

Jayme Closs was positioned on Thursday night and is to be reunited along with her household, mentioned police.

Police consider the 13-year-old was the suspect’s “solely goal”.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald mentioned Mr Patterson has no legal historical past within the state of Wisconsin.

Investigators consider he murdered Jayme’s dad and mom as a way to abduct her and took “many proactive steps” to cover his identification from legislation enforcement and the general public.

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Sheriff Fitzgerald famous police data was nonetheless “restricted” and Jayme continues to be being interviewed by officers.

“There’s a reunification course of in place happening proper now that features medical psychological analysis, questioning by detectives and FBI brokers, after which reunification with household,” he mentioned.

Jayme was discovered on Thursday within the small city of Gordon, some 70 miles (112km) away from her house in Barron.

Police say she had escaped on foot from a distant cabin.

In line with Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec, Gordon police positioned and arrested Mr Patterson because of an outline of his automobile that Jayme offered.

Mr Patterson was interviewed by Douglas County officers after which transported to the Barron County jail.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune quoted a teacher at a neighborhood faculty as saying a neighbour strolling her canine had knocked on her door after having discovered Jayme.

The instructor mentioned Jayme was skinny, soiled and carrying footwear too massive for her toes.

“That is Jayme Closs! Name 911!” the neighbour informed the instructor, in line with the Star Tribune.

Jayme stayed on the instructor’s house for about 20 minutes and declined meals and water, Related Press experiences.