In an update posted to a fundraiser for Jayme Closs, family said she is smiling, and even laughing with a few of her close friends.
Jake Patterson, the man charged with kidnapping Barron County teen Jayme Closs and killing her parents, reportedly held a Christmas gathering while Closs was hidden in the same home.
For some, they learned the good news of Jayme Closs’ return while at a high school basketball game.
Law enforcement from around the state assisted the Barron County Sheriff’s Department in the Jayme Closs case, including La Crosse area officers.
Authorities are deciding what to do with a $50,000 reward for information about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, after the couple who called 911 after Closs was found said they do not want the reward.
It was a call that put into motion the safe return of Jayme Closs, the girl who had been kidnapped nearly three months ago.
Still, despite everything the thirteen year old has gone through, psychologists say recovery is possible if she is given good conditions for recovery.