Jayme Closs found alive, suspect taken into custody

She was found Thursday evening in Wisconsin.
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Jayme Closs has been found alive, almost three months after she went missing from her home in Barron, Wisconsin.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the 13 year old was found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin at 4:43 p.m. Gordon is a small town in Douglas County about 45 miles southeast of Duluth. 

A suspect was taken into custody shortly after she was found. 

Closs has been missing since mid-October when her parents were found murdered in their home, with both having been shot dead.

A suspect was taken into custody shortly after she was found. 

"We also could not have endured this case without the support of the public and I want to thank them for all the support and help," said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. 

"We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we get to fulfill that promise. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!"

A 10 a.m. media briefing is scheduled for Friday and more details will be announced then. 

Found hours after a false alarm in southeast Wisconsin

Just hours before Closs was found, the Barron County Sheriff's Office was dispelling rumors that she'd been located in southeast Wisconsin. Sheriff Fitzgerald posted this to Facebook

"Jayme Closs has NOT been located-this is false news. There is a heavy law enforcement presence near Walworth Co but it is not related to Jayme Closs."

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Closs went missing the night her parents were murdered

Jayme's parents James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found dead at their home in rural Barron early Monday, Oct. 15, with their daughter's disappearance prompting an Amber Alert later that day. .

On Oct. 16, Sheriff Fitzgerald said that they were alerted to the scene by a 911 call made from a cellphone at the home, but revealed that nobody spoke on the call.

The last time Jayme was seen was on Sunday, Oct. 14, when she attended a family gathering.

"Every second counts in this case," Fitzgerald said at the time, imploring residents to observe the behavior of those they know for anything unusual.

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