NEIGHBOURS said they were “armed and ready” for the suspected captor of teenager Jayme Closs to come looking for her when they ushered her inside their home after she managed to escape.
Jayme Closs, 13, was help captive for 88 days in a rural home after her parents were murdered in northern Wisconsin. Police have arrested her suspected abductor, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, for the kidnap of the teenager and for allegedly murdering her parents. The teenager managed to escape while her suspected captor was away.
The cabin-like house from which Jayme escaped was 70 miles north of Jayme’s hometown of Barron in Gordon.
The town of Gordon is a secluded town with dense forests, not many people on foot and poor lighting.
When Jayme escaped last Thursday she encountered Jeanne Nutter who just happened to be waking her dog nearby, according to police.
The former child protective worker told Fox News: “When I first saw her I thought, oh did she run away, did somebody just dump her off there?
“Because she didn’t have a coat or gloves. She told me who she was and then that’s when I said this child needs to be someplace safe and you need to get her there now.”
She frantically knocked on the front door of her neighbours, the Kasinskas.
As soon as they opened the door they recognised the 13-year-old girl whose face had been plastered across the USA after she was kidnapped in October.
Kristin Kasiskas told Fox News they called 911 immediately and armed themselves with firearms, in case the teen’s abductor was out looking for her.