The Latest: Parents of missing girl found dead in her home

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teen who disappeared after two adults were found dead in her home (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

A western Wisconsin sheriff says two people found dead in home of a missing teenager are the girl’s parents.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says gunshots are involved, but he stopped short of saying that’s what caused the deaths of the man and woman. He didn’t release their names.

Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since a 911 call was placed to sheriff’s dispatchers at around 1 a.m. Monday. Fitzgerald says it’s not known who made the call.

The sheriff says the girl is missing and in danger and is not a suspect in her parents’ deaths. He says investigators have been talking with Jayme’s friends, but so far have no leads on a possible suspect.

The FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are assisting in the investigation. Fitzgerald says the FBI technicians are specialized in missing children.


10:30 a.m.

A Wisconsin sheriff says investigators have not identified a suspect in the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl who deputies determined was missing after two adults were found dead in her home.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said his office is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the search for Jayme Closs. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call for help at a home in Barron about 1 a.m. Monday. Deputies found the two bodies and determined Closs was missing.

Sheriff’s officials haven’t provided the names or genders of the dead adults, nor said when or how they died. No information has been released on their relationship to Jayme.

Officials believe Jayme is in danger. Fitzgerald says an Amber Alert hasn’t been issued because they have not identified a suspect.


10:07 a.m.

Authorities say a missing teenage girl could be in danger after two adults were found dead in a home in western Wisconsin.

Barron County sheriff’s officials said in a news release that deputies responded to a 911 call asking for help at a home in Barron about 1 a.m. Monday. Deputies found the two bodies and determined 13-year-old Jayme Closs was missing.

Sheriff’s officials haven’t provided the names or genders of the dead adults, nor said when or how they died. No information has been released on their relationship to Jayme.

The teenager is described as 5-feet (1.5 meters) tall, 100 pounds (45 kilograms) with strawberry blond hair and green eyes.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating Jayme. Barron is 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.

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