Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Investigators are expected to explain how they located a Wisconsin teenager missing for three months alive and took a suspect into custody.

Authorities say 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found Thursday afternoon in the Town of Gordon in Douglas County, Wisconsin. A suspect was apprehended minutes later. Jayme was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

Jayme had been missing since Oct. 15, when police discovered someone had broken into her family's home in Barron, killed her parents and apparently abducted her. The Town of Gordon, where she was found, is about an hour's drive north of Barron.

Kristin Kasinskas was just getting home from work around 4 p.m. Thursday. Suddenly, her neighbor came up to her door in the Eau Claire Acres development outside Gordon, Wisconsin, threw open the door and delivered a bombshell.

"She kind of flung the door open and said, 'Call 911, this is Jayme Closs!'" Kasinskas said.

Next to her neighbor, Kasinskas said, stood a young girl, a bit disheveled but immediately recognizable.

"I knew it was her the second she walked in the door," Kasinskas said.

Standing on her front steps was 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who had been missing since October 15, 2018, when her parents were found murdered in their Barron, Wisconsin home.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department has scheduled a news conference Friday morning.