(WKOW) — 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.
While the family marked the holiday, the houseguests had no idea that another person was there, sources told reporters for the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald wouldn’t confirm the Christmas gathering, saying he wouldn’t know whether such an event took place.
But two law-enforcement sources separately told USA TODAY the visitors included two members of Patterson’s immediate family and the people they were dating.
“The family was there,” one source said. Patterson “told (Jayme) that if she made a noise or tried to escape, he would kill her.”
The sources would only speak on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing.
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