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Photos: Tracking the Jayme Closs case from the beginning
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Photos: Tracking the Jayme Closs case from the beginning

From the Read full coverage of the Jayme Closs abduction case from the beginning series
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Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Barron County girl who was kidnapped last year after her parents were shot to death, managed to escape her captor after nearly three months. Jake Patterson was sentenced in May to life in prison for killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping Jayme. Jayme was later honored by state legislators for her bravery. Here's a look back at the case.


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Detectives have pursued more than 2,300 leads, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for Jayme Closs, trying to figure out what happened to her ever since her parents were fatally shot in their home near Barron in northwestern Wisconsin.

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