Obituaries released for Denise and James Closs, slain parents of missing Jayme

The pair were killed at their home in Barron, Wisconsin on Oct. 15.
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The funerals for the parents of missing Jayme Closs will be held in Wisconsin this weekend, as an obituary pays tribute to the pair killed in their Barron home last week.

James and Denise Closs, aged 56 and 46, were found dead with gunshot wounds at their home in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 15.

Their daughter, 13-year-old Jayme, was in the home at the time of their deaths but hasn't been seen since.

A major search to find her, which included an Amber Alert, has been undertaken since, but she remains missing and considered to be in danger as of Tuesday.

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The funeral for her parents will be held in Cameron, Wisconsin on Saturday, with an obituary posted by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home revealing more details about the slain couple.

The pair married in 2003 in Las Vegas, having both worked at the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron for 27 years.

James Closs, a native of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, "loved the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers and getting into conversations on the 'glory days' of his high school sports career."

Denise, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, "loved working with her flowers, feeding her birds, she loved angels and helping everyone, any way she could."

Their funeral will be at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cameron, of which Denise was a member, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Some 2,000 volunteers conducted a grid search in rural Barron County on Tuesday, as police continue to look for any clues about Jayme's disappearance.

On Monday, the Barron County Sheriff and the FBI released pictures of two vehicles of interest in the case, and want anyone with information to contact its tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

Hundreds also gathered for a "Gathering of Hope" for Jayme at Barron High School on Monday evening.

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