Jayme Closs family home, AP photo

The Closs family home in Barron in 2018. The house where Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents were fatally shot was torn down Tuesday.

BARRON — The house where Jayme Closs was kidnapped and her parents were fatally shot has been torn down in northwestern Wisconsin.

The bank that owns the house near Barron had it demolished Tuesday after consulting with relatives about the property.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told the Star Tribune his department released the crime scene back to the estate several months ago.

“Whatever the Closs family wants is what I want,” Fitzgerald told the paper. “I knew they didn’t want to go back there, so it’s probably the right thing to do.”

The 13-year-old Closs was abducted Oct. 15 after Jake Patterson shot his way into her home and killed her parents, James and Denise Closs.

Patterson held Jayme captive at his cabin in Douglas County, about 60 miles northeast of Barron until she escaped in January.

Patterson is serving life without the possibility of parole.

Jayme Closs said she couldn’t return to the house in a letter she wrote that was read by a guardian at Patterson’s sentencing, WQOW.com reported: “I felt safe in my home and I loved my room and all of my belongings. He took all of that. I don’t want to even see my home or my stuff because of the memory of that night. My parents and my home were the most important things in my life.”

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