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Kidnapping Survivor: Jayme needs support, love

CLEVELAND, OH (CNN) – An abduction survivor is sharing her story in an effort to help the Wisconsin teen who was found last week three months after being kidnapped.

Lily Rose Lee, formerly Michelle Knight, was abducted by Ariel Castro in Ohio in 2002. Castro lured Knight into his home with the promise of a new puppy. She was held captive along with two other women until May 2013.

Lee believes 13-year-old Jayme Closs will want people to treat her normally as she recovers from her trauma.

According to a criminal complaint, 21-year-old Jake Patterson confessed to killing Jayme’s parents and kidnapping her.

Closs was able to escape from the home where Patterson was holding her near Gordon, about 70 miles north of her home in Barron County.


WXOW’s coverage of the Closs case

Suspect’s father: ‘All I care about’ is Jayme’s family

Couple declines reward, saying Closs ‘got herself out’

Dispatcher details moments she found out Jayme Closs had escaped her abductor

$50,000 reward in Closs case up in the air 

Criminal defense attorney examines Patterson case

Child psychologists say recovery is possible for Jayme Closs

Kevin Millard

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