Neighbor who came to Jayme Closs' aid: 'We were armed and ready' for suspect to come looking

Fox News | 1/10/2019 | Cristina Corbin
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GORDON, Wisconsin – When Jayme Closs showed up at their doorstep, the Kasinskas family sprung into action, taking two steps before most anything else. They called 911. And they grabbed their firearms, in case the kidnapped teen's abductor was in pursuit.

Kristin Kasiskas told Fox News that she and her husband immediately recognized the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose October kidnapping captivated the nation when a neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, frantically knocked on their door at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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We were armed and ready in case this person showed up.

“When our neighbor Jeanne came in with Jayme, she said: ‘Get a gun. We don’t know if he’s after us,’” Kasinskas said. “So we were armed and ready in case this person showed up.”

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Closs escaped 88 days of captivity -- authorities have identified her suspected captor as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson -- after he allegedly murdered her parents and kidnapped her. Closs gave neighbors and police a description of a car that Patterson was said to be driving, and police captured the suspect quickly. Authorities suspect he was driving around, trying to find the escaped teen.


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Patterson is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. He’s being held in Barron County Jail. Police haven’t identified a motive for his alleged crimes, and said he had no social media contact with Jayme or her family.

Kasinskas said that three officers initially arrived at her home. They took Closs to safety and told Kristin and her kids to get away from any windows in case the suspected abductor came to their home.


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