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Jayme Closs releases statement thanking everyone for their support

It's the first official statement to be released from the 13 year old.

Jayme Closs has released a statement in which she has thanked the world for their outpouring of support in the wake of her abduction and escape.

The 13 year old from Barron, Wisconsin, issued the short statement on Wednesday, just over a month after she was found alive after being held captive for almost three months in northern Wisconsin following the killing of her parents.

"Jayme and her family wish to extend their deepest gratitude for the incredible gifts and generous donations that she has received from all over the country and around the world," the statement read.

"Jayme greatly appreciates each and every gift, as well as the many cards and letters. The many kind words have been a source of great comfort to her."

Since she was found, Jayme has been living with her aunt and recovering alongside the rest of her family and friends.

Jayme's abduction and subsequent escape was international news last month, with thousands of people from around the world making donations to a GoFundMe campaign to help her recover from her ordeal.

A Facebook donation campaign, which has since ended, reached $50,000 within a matter of days following her discovery, while an ongoing GoFundMe campaign surpassed the same figure this week.

There is more support from the likes of Jennie-O, which has said that the $25,000 it had offered as a reward for finding Jayme should go to the teenager.

The man allegedly responsible for the deaths of her parents and abducting Jayme, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, is in a Wisconsin jail awaiting trial.

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