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Closs family home demolished

BARRON, WI. —  (KARE) The former home of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and her family has been demolished, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

The home was the scene of a double homicide in which Jayme’s parents were murdered at the hands of Jake Patterson, who later kidnapped her.

Jayme escaped her kidnapper after 88 days and was reunited with her family.

At Patterson’s sentencing, Jayme mentioned her former home in a statement to the court, saying in part, “I don’t even want to 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.”

UPDATE: Patterson sentenced to life in prison, no parole eligible for murder, 40 years for kidnapping

Jessie Slater

Evening Anchor and Reporter

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