Gunshots killed couple near Barron; daughter still missing

FBI asks for the public’s help in finding missing girl whose parents were found dead

FBI asks for the public’s help in finding missing girl whose parents were found dead

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald Tuesday said Closs is not a runaway and is not a suspect in her parents' deaths.

Authorities said they determined this by analyzing evidence at the scene and the 911 call that was placed early Monday morning, when James and Denise Closs were found dead and Jayme was reported missing.

Sheriff Fitzgerald set a community meeting for Barron County residents only "to offer me the opportunity to connect with the citizens of Barron County, to have a private dialog about how the community is doing".

Fitzgerald says the 911 call that came in from the Closs home at 1 a.m. Monday was made from a cell phone.

Although they have received more than 400 tips, none has been of a credible sighting of Jayme, he said.

The sheriff said it was possible that Jayme was still alive.

Fitzgerald said it's his belief the gathering was where Jayme was last known to be, adding that it was not held at the Closs home.

"Our thoughts are with the Closs family and the entire Barron community", said a statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store officials. "I just want to bring Jayme home".

Jayme Closs, 13, has been missing since Monday, when her parents were found dead inside their Wisconsin home.

Two days after her parents' mysterious death, Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs remained "endangered" - but her whereabouts continued to prove elusive for the investigators combing the country for the 13-year-old. "I don't know that answer", Fitzgerald told reporters. He implored the public to share any suspicions, including any behavioral changes in people they know, no matter how small. "This type of thing doesn't happen here, and every second counts", said Sheriff Fitzgerald. "Some of it from that 911 call and some of it is part of the active investigation, and we're not able to comment on why we believe that".

"She was quiet as always". Additionally, he said people may have information and not even realize it.

She is described as standing 5-feet tall, weighing 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde hair.

While 82 percent of the Amber Alerts issued a year ago identified a auto and 50 percent had specific license plate numbers, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, Closs' case offers neither of those clues.

The FBI, state investigators and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are assisting Barron County in the search for the girl that Fitzgerald described as a "sweet and shy 13-year-old who enjoys dancing and sports".

Anyone with information is urged to call Barron County Sheriff's Department's tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

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