New clues from 911 call emerge in case of missing Wisconsin girl

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Two vehicles of interest were announced on Monday in the search for Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teenager who went missing October 15.

Joe Scheu, a retiree from the nearby village of Haugen, says he has a 13-year-old granddaughter and that he wanted to help find Jayme.

Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none of them yet seem to be linked to her disappearance, a sheriff said. The second vehicle is likely either a black 2006-2010 Ford Edge or a black 2004-2010 Acura MDX, he said.

"If anyone sees or has seen these vehicles in Barron County, call the tip line with the time it was observed, location and license plate number if available", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference.


Barron Area School District Administrator Diane Tremblay says the last week has been tough for students, but she says the community remains strong. Those aboard were also looking for "anything of interest", the sheriff said.

Closs' parents deaths have been ruled homicides, Fitzgerald said Wednesday.

Her parents James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found shot dead.

Tuesday's search will convene at 1883 Highway 25, also known as The Hungry Hollow Grounds at the intersection of Highway 25 and 19th Avenue no later than 9 a.m. They've investigated more than 1,000 of those tips.


"An entire state has been racked with Jayme's disappearance, and the death of her parents", Wisconsin state Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a statement. People should continue to follow the Barron County Sheriff's Department Facebook page for updates.

He told The Associated Press on Monday that "something triggered" the decision to resume the search, but he declined to elaborate. 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 on the day she disappeared, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has added her to its online list of kidnapped or missing people. The dispatch record indicates that call was made with the cell phone of Denise Closs, Jayme's mother, and yelling was heard in the background. A search involving 100 volunteers combed the area near the family's home on Thursday but found nothing.


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