Deaths Of Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Parents Ruled Homicide

Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

On Thursday, 100 volunteers helped law enforcement comb through fields in Barron, Wisconsin, which is about 90 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. "There was no gun found on the scene and we believe Jayme was home based on the evidence in our case - some of it from that 911 call". Jayme had been seen at a birthday party Sunday afternoon and relatives told CBS News that she seemed well.

Jayme is considered endangered.

An undated photo of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs of Barron, Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from inside the home shortly before 1 a.m., but no one spoke directly to dispatchers, there was only some background noise.

On Wednesday, the deaths of James and Denise Closs were officially ruled as homicide by a medical examiner.

The blonde-haired, green-eyed teenager, who has been described as a "sweet", "quiet" and "loyal friend", wrote that she would "feed the hungry and give the rest to the poor", Diane Tremblay, superintendent of the Barron Area School District, said Tuesday during a news conference.

"I knew right away that I would need the expertise and manpower to investigate this crime and to search for Jayme and to bring her home".

Despite more than 400 tips from across the country about the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, a Wisconsin sheriff said on Wednesday he had few solid leads about the whereabouts of the girl, whose parents were found fatally shot in their home this week.

Authorities canvass the town and Jayme's school for information, and a nationwide Amber Alert was sent out for Jayme. The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that "nothing of evidentiary value" was found, though they have received more than 800 tips, CNN reports.

There, they discovered James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead, and their daughter, Jayme, missing.

Fitzgerald said on the "Today" show that Jayme is not a suspect in the case.

"Our thoughts are with the Closs family and the entire Barron community", said a statement from Jennie-O Turkey Store officials.

Authorities said they have determined whose cell phone the call came from, but declined to identify the owner. "If anybody has information, we ask you to call our tip line at 855-744-3879".

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