Jayme Closs' kidnapper lived in 'time warp' without smart phone, former neighbor says

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The alleged killer-kidnapper accused of imprisoning Jayme Closs lived in a weird 'time warp' world without a smart phone, social media or even an internet connection, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Loner Jake Patterson, 21, instead spent his free time holed up inside his family's isolated woodland cabin poring over outdoor survival guides and books about the military.

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Tristan Roberts, a longtime former neighbor, told DailyMail.com that Patterson seemed baffled when he first asked him at high school if he had a Facebook account.

'He stared at me blankly and said he wasn't interested in having one. He didn't even seem to have an email account to log onto, he was strictly a notes and paper guy,' Roberts said.

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'His family were nice people but Jake's life was like something from a time warp. If he had a cell phone it was not a smart phone. All he was interested in was books.

'He didn't socialize, he didn't have what you would call real friends, just acquaintances. He just wanted to get home to read about survival and the military.'

Roberts - Mile - Family - Home - Gordon

Roberts grew up about half a mile from the ramshackle family home in Gordon, Wisconsin where Patterson allegedly kept 13-year-old Jayme prisoner for 88 days before her miraculous escape one week ago.

The cabin's dated, wood-paneled decor and junk-strewn rooms were first laid bare in a series of photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

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There are a couple of antiquated tube TVs in the kitchen and living room but no cable boxes, computer equipment or modem.

One image reveals exactly the sort of literature described by Roberts, a book entitled 'US Armed Forces Survival Guide', sitting atop a table.

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Patterson has lived at the $110,000 dwelling since he was a child, with his mom Deborah, 49, dad Patrick, 55, sister Katie, 26, and older brother Erik, 24.

However Deborah left after divorcing Patrick...
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