FBI Expands Jayme Closs Search Nationwide as Community Volunteers Join

Nationwide search continues for missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed

Jayme Closs Parents: Cause of Death Released

Note: While there is no indication that 13-year-old Jayme Closs is in OR, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is pushing this information out across the country with the thought that she could be anywhere at this time.

Friday marks the fifth day of the desperate search for the girl who authorities say is in danger.

Deputies found Jayme Closs' parents shot to death in the family's home in rural Barron early Monday.

Investigators ramped up the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs Tuesday, deploying canines and releasing new photos of the teen, whose parents were found dead in the family's Wisconsin home.

But the sheriff said he has a "100% expectation that she's alive".

Fitzgerald has said that investigators do not know whether the killings were a random act or whether the Closs family or their home was targeted. They were Jayme Closs's parents.

When deputies arrived at the house within 4 minutes of the end of the 911 call, they found the bodies of the parents but no sign of Jayme, who is not considered a suspect, based on evidence found in the house.

Family members said Jayme was last seen Sunday afternoon at a birthday party, and nothing seemed wrong.

"I just want to bring Jayme home", said Fitzgerald. That's why those leads are so important'.

"They are the experts in breaking down 911 tapes, looking at our phones, and taking care of all evidence in that manner", he said. After tracking the phone to the address, crews responded to the Closs home.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald is asking anyone who noticed changes in behavior in the people around them, such as missing work or commitments or recent travel, to contact law enforcement because they may not know they could have information regarding the case.

"It was just, "bang" and 'bang, '" Smrekar said.

The missing teenager has been described as being approximately 5ft (1.5m) tall and 100lb (45kg) with green eyes and strawberry blonde hair.

Anyone with information should immediately call the Wisconsin Department of Justice Child Abduction Response Team tipline at 1-855-744-3879.

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