Officials did not release any other information about how Closs was found. The Barron County Sheriff's Office Facebook page posted a status update at 7:55 pm confirming those details.
Jayme Closs, 13, vanished on October 15 after her parents were fatally shot at their home in Barron County, located about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis.
Since then, detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for the teenager.
"The family would help anyone, anytime, with anything they needed". We are receiving support from the FBI and WI DCI agents as this investigation continues. Deer hunters were asked to keep an eye out for any evidence that might offer a break in the case.More news: Kate Beckinsale gives sassy response to Pete Davidson rumors
But investigators did not recover any DNA evidence or fingerprints.
When authorities responded to the home minutes later, they found the front door kicked in and the couple had been shot to death. "We are also hopeful for the safe return of their daughter, Jayme, and are keeping her and the Closs family in our thoughts". Described as "5 feet tall and 100 pounds with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes", Jayme Closs is an 8th grader at Riverview Middle School in Barron. Some tips led officials to recruit 2,000 volunteers for a massive ground search on October 23.
Roughly two weeks after she disappeared, a man identified as Kyle Jaenke-Annis, 32, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing the Closs' home.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday evening (US time) she was found alive.More news: Jerry Jones Sets Sail With $250 Million Dollar ‘Superyacht’
Officers from the Franklin Police Department, the Walworth County Sheriff's Department, the Milwaukee Police Department, Town of East Troy Police Department and members of the Wisconsin Department of Justice are on the scene.
Closs was missing since October 15.
The Barron County sheriff's office plans to hold a news conference Friday morning (local time) to discuss the case.
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