Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

2,000 volunteers needed in Jayme Closs evidence search

2,000 volunteers needed in Jayme Closs evidence search

Investigators have received more than 1,200 tips about Jayme Closs.

He said he didn't know the exact area of the search but said it would include the land around Jayme's home near Barron, a rural western Wisconsin city about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs has been missing for one week.

A Wisconsin sheriff said that officials are searching for two vehicles in the case of missing 13-year-old girl Jayme Closs.

Investigators are looking for a red or orange Dodge Challenger and a black Ford Edge or black Acura MDX. Investigators are uncertain of the make and model of the second vehicle.

In a news release Monday morning, Chris Fitzgerald has asked for 2,000 people 18 years of age or older to meet at 9 AM sharp at Hungry Hollow Grounds at 1883 Hwy 25 in Barron to search an unspecified area.

Investigators still don't know a motive for the killings of Jayme's parents and her disappearance.

"These are vehicles of interest only", the sheriff said.

Fitzgerald said the two vehicles were seen "near the Closs home" in the time frame in question.

Jayme Closs has been missing since October 15, when sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found her parents, James and Denise Closs, dead in their home near Barron.

The door had been kicked in.

He asked for 2,000 volunteers - almost half the population of Barron - to come out Tuesday to walk specific areas. An earlier search of ditches along Highway 8 from the murder scene to the community of Turtle Lake did not uncover anything of value to the investigation. When asked if law enforcement were considering Jayme abducted, Fitzgerald said he could not comment. People should continue to follow the Barron County Sheriff's Department Facebook page for updates. They indicated they don't consider her to be a suspect and say a 911 call came in, but no one was on the other end.

An Amber Alert was issued for Jayme, who was described as a sweet and shy girl involved in dance and cross country. Some of the tips led to the decision to resume the ground search, he said, though he declined to elaborate.

Barron County's sheriff is once again putting out a call for volunteers in the search for missing and endangered teen Jayme Closs. When the dispatcher called the number back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs.

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