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Police asking for nationwide assistance in locating missing endangered WI girl

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 06:18:04-04

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Law enforcement agencies all over the country are on the lookout for a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing after her parents were found dead on Monday.

They are asking the public to please be on the lookout for Jayme Closs, too.

Police found Closs’s parents dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin around 1 a.m. on Oct. 15. Police also discovered that Closs was missing at that time.

She is not considered a runaway and is thought to be endangered.

Closs is described as a standing at 5 feet and weighing 100 pounds at the time of her disappearance, with strawberry blonde hair and green eyes.

There is no indication that Closs is in our area, but police are making sure her picture and information are out everywhere so the public can keep an eye out for her. Investigators say they still have a 100-percent expectation that she is still alive.

Anyone with information should immediately call the Wisconsin Department of Justice Child Abduction Response Team tipline at 1-855-744-3879. You can also contact your local FBI officer or nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death and that they believe she was in the home at the time.

Police have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since early Monday, when deputies responding to a 911 call from her home in Barron found her parents, James and Denise Closs, dead in the house.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference Wednesday that autopsies parents confirmed the couple was shot. He says there was no gun at the scene and that evidence from the scene and from the 911 call indicate that Jayme Closs was in the house.

Fitzgerald has said Jayme is not a suspect and he again pleaded with the public for any tips on her whereabouts. He says investigators have not received any tips of any credible sightings.

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