Vigil planned for missing Wisconsin teen, unseen for a week


Deputies responded about four minutes later and found Jayme's parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead in their home outside the small city of Barron - and Jayme was nowhere to be found, authorities said.

Sheriff Fitzgerald said in an October 22, 2018 news conference that authorities obtained the vehicle descriptions after scouring surveillance video from homes and businesses in the area.

The 13-year-old is considered endangered. But Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says their daughter Jayme was home at the time of the homicides and he believes the missing girl is still in danger.

One vehicle is believed to be a red or orange 2008 to 2014 Dodge Challenger. He noted that investigators "will only accept tips" based on the vehicle specifics listed above, and will not look into tips involving other auto makes. The second vehicle is likely either a black 2006-2010 Ford Edge or a black 2004-2010 Acura MDX, he said.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has asked for 2,000 volunteers to help search for evidence on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Barron Area School District Administrator Diane Tremblay says the last week has been tough for students, but she says the community remains strong.

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"These are vehicles of interest only", the sheriff said. He did not release license plate numbers or say how the vehicles might be tied to the case.

Authorities asked for 2,000 volunteers to help with a grid search Tuesday. Local police and agents from the state Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation mapped the area by helicopter Monday afternoon in preparation for Tuesday's search.

Despite more than 400 tips from across the U.S., a Wisconsin sheriff said he had few solid leads about Jayme's whereabouts.

Fitzgerald said authorities have not placed a gag order on the Closs family but the family has chose to have all inquiries go through the sheriff.

"I guess I'm not doing anything different than I would hope someone would do if it was one of my loved ones in this situation right now", said Robinson, 48. Officials are asking the public to come forward with any information they may have about the Closs family and to remain vigilant in watching the behavior of others, as a change in normal behavior could lead police to additional tips, according to the release. Some of the tips led to the decision to resume the ground search, he said, though he declined to elaborate. They were identified as James and Denise Closs.

Saturday marked day six of the search for Closs.