Christmas tree at Barron County courthouse honors missing girl Jayme Closs
BARRON, Wis. — The Christmas tree on display at the Barron County courthouse honors Jayme Closs, who has been missing more than six weeks.
Jayme, 15, has been missing since Oct. 15, when deputies discovered her parents James and Denise Closs, had been shot to death in their home. A mysterious 911 call brought deputies to the home, but Jayme was nowhere to be found. Large-scale searches in the area have garnered few clues.
The Jayme Closs “Tree of Hope” on display in the lobby of the Barron County Justice Center reminds the public we still need your tips to help #FindJayme. Please call 1-855-744-3879. Our thoughts are with Jayme’s family and friends this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/h3HntkXHpN
— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) November 28, 2018
Investigators believe Jayme was abducted. They still don’t know whether she was the target of the attack at her home near Barron.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald posted about the tree online Tuesday, thanking the Clerk of Court employees.
“If you Believe and have Hope, we will bring Jayme home,” Fitzgerald wrote. “Thanks for the smile and the continued support from everyone on this case.”
The tree, decorated with blue and gree, ribbons, has ornaments spelling “JAYME” and is topped with a ribbon that says “Prayers For Jayme.” The white tree skirt is printed with the word “HOPE,” and red-and-green gift bags under the tree say “BELIEVE.”
“The Jayme Closs ‘Tree of Hope’ on display in the lobby of the Barron County Justice Center reminds the public we still need your tips to help #FindJayme,” the FBI in Milwaukee wrote. “Our thoughts are with Jayme’s family and friends this holiday season.”
In mid-November, Fitzgerald asked deer hunters headed to the woods and fields to report anything suspicious they might come across such as clothing or weapons.
The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that brings Jayme home. Anyone with information that may help the case is asked to call 1-855-744-3879.
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