EAST TROY (WKOW) — Dozens of law enforcement officers have been on a farm near East Troy Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation.
Speculation grew throughout the day that officials may have found Jayme Closs, the Barron County girl who went missing after her parents were found murdered.
However late Thursday, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the investigation was not connected to Closs’s disappearance and that she had not been found.
Jayme Closs has NOT been located-this is false news. There is a heavy law enforcement presence near Walworth Co but it is not related to Jayme Closs.
— Chris Fitzgerald (@bcsheriff) January 10, 2019
The Franklin Police Department in a news release said that an ongoing criminal investigation led their officers to Walworth County.
The investigation is active and ongoing and is being conducted along with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Village of East Troy Police Department, according to the news release.
A WISN 12 News photojournalist saw a medical examiner’s vehicle at the scene.