Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished and was presumed kidnapped after her parents were murdered back in mid-October, has been found alive. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Closs–who was “skinny” and “dirty” with “matted hair, wearing shoes too big for her feet”–ran up to a woman walking her dog in a rural area near the town of Gordon and asked for help. Police arrested a 21-year-old male suspect, who was not named, minutes later. Gordon is roughly an hour north of Closs’ hometown of Barron, Wisconsin, which had been searching for the teen ever since her disappearance, which had befuddled investigators due to lack of evidence.
In a Facebook post, Barron County Sheriff Scott Fitzgerald said the case is “very fluid and active.” He stressed they wouldn’t be answering questions this evening, but will hold a press conference at approximately 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The FBI and Wisconsin DCI agents will assist in the investigation.