100 Volunteers Look For Clues In Search Of 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs

Therapists, Comfort Dogs Sent To School Of Missing Barron Girl


One-hundred volunteers in Barron, where a teenage girl went missing, are scouring the area for pieces of evidence that could provide clues into the girl’s disappearance and her parents’ death.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requested the volunteers Thursday afternoon as the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs continues. She has been missing since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents dead in their home in Barron. They were identified as James and Denise Closs. Authorities say they were fatally shot.

Jayme Closs has been ruled out as a suspect and investigators believe she’s in danger.

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Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is sending therapists and comfort dogs to help students at the school attended by Jayme.

The state DOJ said in an announcement Thursday it is also sending school resource officers to the Barron School District.

Editor’s note: This story was last updated at 3:11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, with information on the volunteer effort.