Reward for finding missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs doubles to $50,000

It's thanks to a donation from her parents' former employers.
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The reward for information that leads to the finding of Jayme Closs has been doubled to $50,000.

The news was confirmed by the Barron County Sheriff's Department on Friday, after the $25,000 reward being offered by the FBI was being matched by Jennie-O Turkey.

Jennie-O was the employer of Jayme's parents, Denise and James, whose bodies were found dead from gunshot wounds in the early hours of Monday, Oct. 15 at their home in Barron, Wisconsin.

Their daughter has been missing every since, despite an extensive search by local and federal authorities, with an Amber Alert having been issued to track her down.

An obituary for James and Denise Closs revealed that the pair had met at a Jennie-O Store in Barron, where they'd been working for 27 years. 

They were married in 2003 in Las Vegas. Their funerals will be held on Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cameron, Wisconsin, where Denise was a member.

On Thursday evening, the Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald responded to online rumors that something was happening relating to the Jayme case after a helicopter was seen in the area.

The helicopter was just in the county for a transport at the local hospital however, and was not involved in the search for the 13 year old.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tip Line at 1-855-744-3879 or

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