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FBI Examines More Video in Search for Wisconsin Girl, 13

Jayme Closs' parents were found dead in October
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 14, 2018 4:49 PM CST
Jayme Closs has been missing since Oct. 15 after her parents were found fatally shot at their home in Barron, Wis.   (Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

(Newser) – The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted, the sheriff leading the investigation said Wednesday. Jayme Closs, 13, disappeared early on Oct. 15, when sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found the door to her family's home in northwestern Wisconsin's Barron County kicked in and her parents, James and Denise Closs, shot dead inside, per the AP. Investigators believe Jayme was abducted. About 80 surveillance videos were collected initially from businesses and other locations, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. The FBI last week expanded the perimeter of surveillance video collection beyond the county, he said.

Authorities earlier said investigators were searching for two cars—a red or orange Dodge Challenger and a black Ford Edge or black Acura MDX—that may have been near the Closs family's home on the night of the attack. Although deputies responded to the 911 call within 4 minutes, Fitzgerald said all the squad cars came from the same direction, making a timely getaway possible. Squad car dashcam video was also reviewed for possible leads. The Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation used a specially-trained dog to sniff out electronic devices at the Closs home, but none of the devices that were found have yielded any clues, Fitzgerald said. "There was nothing out of the ordinary, no boyfriends, nothing on there that points us in any direction," he said. (More on the case here.)


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