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Man arrested for breaking into home of Jayme Closs

He's got nothing to do with her disappearance, police say.
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A man has been charged in Wisconsin for breaking into the home of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed on Monday that Kyle Jaenke, 32, of Cameron, has been charged with burglary and bail jumping.

It comes after he allegedly broke into the Closs home in Barron at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Fitzgerald says however that Jaenke has been cleared of any involvement in the deaths of James and Denise Closs and the disappearance of Jayme two weeks ago.

Police found an extra small pink tank top, an orange and white dress and a pair of underwear belonging to Jayme in his coat pocket.

According to a criminal complaint, Jaenke told police "he was curious about what size Jayme was."

He was also found with a flashlight, a pair of gloves, and a face mask with a skull on it.

Jaenke said he went over to the house after leaving work at Jennie-O Turkey on Friday evening. Jennie-O was also the employer of Denise and James Closs.

The funerals for the couple was held on Saturday in Cameron, and was attended by hundreds of mourners.

The search for Jayme, meanwhile, has entered its third week.

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