Barron County (WXOW) – More than 48 hours have passed since the Barron County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a residence in Barron – where they would find two people dead and a teenager missing.
Even today, more questions remain than answers, but here is what we do know so far:
Father: James Closs, 56 – Deceased
Mother: Denise Closs, 46 – Deceased
Daughter: Jayme Closs, 13 – Missing
Sunday, October 14
Denise & Jayme Closs attend family gathering. James, was at work, according to Barron Co. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald.
Monday, October 15
12:58 a.m. – Barron Co. receives 911 call from 1268 Hwy. 8. Nobody speaks back to dispatchers.
– Deputies find James and Denise dead from gunshots. Daughter Jayme is missing
– FBI, DCI arrive at home on Highway 8. Search of the area begins
6:56 a.m. –Sheriff’s Dept. puts out notice on social media and to local media of missing teen.
– Sheriff’s Dept. interviews school staff at Riverview Middle School – where Jayme attends.
3:23 p.m. – AMBER Alert is sent out for Jayme.
6:04 p.m. – Updated press release sent out to media identifying deceased parents as James & Denise Closs.
11:52 p.m. – Miami police put out tweet saying Jayme Closs may have been seen at a gas station in Florida.
– Surveillance video shows car with WI plates 160WER at gas station.
Tuesday, October 16
11 a.m. – Sheriff Fitzgerald holds press conference with DCI and FBI
– Sheriff asks community to be on lookout for anything/anyone that seems different
– Fitzgerald says main concern is bringing Jayme home safe
4 p.m. – Sheriff Fitzgerald hosts 2nd press conference of the day.
– Calls Miami tip “not credible.”
– 200+ tips have come in during 36-hour period
– Sheriff says they know who’s phone placed 911 call.
Wednesday, October 17
4 p.m. – Sheriff says in news conference that autopsy results show James and Denise Closs were victims of gunshot wounds.
-Search continues for Jayme Closs – no credible sightings reported
-Following up on 400+ tips
-Cannot say whether this was a random or targeted attack.
-Sheriff said less than four minutes elapsed between end of 911 call and arrival of deputies to Closs home.
-Plans evening meeting with Barron Co. residents to talk about case, community safety.
-Sheriff asks anyone with information to call tip line at 1-855-744-3879.
Thursday, October 18