The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months said Sunday she's in "exceptionally good spirits". Her abduction led to a search that ended Thursday when she was found alive - and Patterson was arrested - about 70 miles from her home.
According to a Facebook page that was originally set up when Jayme disappeared but is now titled Healing for Jayme Closs says that if you would like to write any letters or well wishes to Jayme or her family, you can send it to Light the Way Home for Jayme Closs at PO box 539 in Rice Lake, WI 54868.
Naiberg told the AP on Saturday that Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she did not know Patterson.
Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there.
Jayme Closs had been missing for almost three months when she approached a stranger Thursday near the small town of Gordon. "Did he buy food?" It appeared Patterson hid her from his friends and other people, the sheriff said without elaborating. When the dispatcher called back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs, 46.
For months, thousands of people joined search parties as investigators received thousands of tips.
Closs instead waited for Patterson to leave the secluded cabin where he had been keeping her, then escaped and ran to a nearby road where she was found by Jeanne Nutter, who had been walking her dog.
Her alleged kidnapper, Jake Patterson, 21, was expected to be charged today [MON].
"It was great to know she was next to me all night", and "what a great feeling to have her home", Smith's post reads.
"Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", he told CNN's "Anderson Cooper Full Circle" Friday, "We can't be more proud of Jayme".
Nutter, a social worker who spent year working for the child protection services, spotted that Jayme looked unkempt and wasn't dressed for the cold weather and approached the teen, at which point Closs disclosed who she was.
Peter and Kristin Kasinskas, who helped rescue Closs, described the girl as "dirty", "thin" and "really exhausted and run down" after she escaped the hell house Thursday. "I tingle because I have been praying for her since it happened, I don't know the family personally but it's just wonderful", said member, Larry Leff. "She did not go into detail about how she got out of the house or anything like that". He was being held in Barron County's jail on preliminary charges of intentional homicide and kidnapping, and will have an initial court appearance Monday.
The power of prayer reaching all the way from Cameron to where Jayme was being kept in a rural home in Gordon where she had the strength to escape.
Her aunt said Jayme slept well.
When deputies arrested him, he was out looking for Jayme, Fitzgerald said.