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Jayme Closs' family home is torn down in Barron

The 13-year-old had said she didn't want to go back there.
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The former home of the Closs family in Barron, Wisconsin, has been torn down.

The development was first reported by WQOW, which posted pictures showing an excavator on what is now a mostly empty piece of land along Highway 8 outside of Barron.

The home was the scene of the murder of James and Denise Closs in October of last year by Jake Patterson, who then abducted their 13-year-old daughter Jayme.

Jayme would then escape from Patterson's home outside of Gordon, Wisconsin, almost three months later. 

In a letter written by Jayme at the sentencing of Patterson, the teenager wrote that she no longer wanted to see her home "because of the memory of that night."

"I felt safe in my home, and I loved my room and all of my belongings. He took all of that," she said.

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The home had at one point been listed on HomePath.com, which sells properties owned by the Federal National Mortgage Association – otherwise known as Fannie Mae.

It was listed as "Coming Soon," FOX 9 reported last month, but the listing has since been removed.

Speaking to the Star Tribune, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said that the bank had consulted with the Closs family before tearing it down.

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