‘There Is No Going Back’: Elizabeth Smart Offers Advice To Jayme Closs

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As Jayme Closs starts her long road toward recovery following her kidnapping ordeal, investigators are working to piece together what happened during the almost three months she was in captivity.

Jeanne Nutter was walking her golden retriever with her husband Forrest on January 10 when they came came across Jayme Closs-the 13-year-old from Wisconsin who was abducted in October 2018.

News that Jayme had been found alive ended an all-out search that gripped the country.

"Jayme is safe!" Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

The update from authorities came a day after they announced that Closs, 13, was found alive following a almost three-month disappearance.

"She said that this person's name was Jake Patterson, "he killed my parents and took me", said another neighbour, Kristin Kasinskas. Even during the 88 days of captivity of Jayme - we still don't think that anybody assisted him in that.

"She said to us that, 'This person killed my parents and took me, '" Kasinskas later told CNN.

She had escaped on foot from a remote cabin where she had been held against her will after her parent's murder.

They gave no details on how she escaped except to say Patterson was not home at the time.

Closs vanished October 15 after her parents were gunned down inside their home in Barron County, located about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

According to a neighbor, Patterson's parents moved away but the two sons continued to use the home. He said she was largely silent and did not talk about how Patterson had kept her confined.

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"There's always hope for Rosie, I never give up", John Daniel said Friday. The FBI offered a cash reward for information on her whereabouts, and authorities urged hunters in the area to be on the lookout for clues.

"We have recovered a gun consistent with what was used at the scene of the initial homicide", said the sheriff.

Investigators in Wisconsin say they're trying to determine what led the man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs to the girl.

Ten minutes after Jayme was found, Patterson was pulled over and arrested. Jayme had been at home when the killing took place, Fitzgerald said.

What's unclear, however, is how and why Patterson - from the remote community of Gordon, two counties from Barron - allegedly chose Jayme for kidnapping.

"I'm lost and I don't know where I am, and I need help", Jayme told Nutter, the woman told the station.

A former classmate, who was not named, said Patterson stayed mostly to himself and was quiet. We don't know if he was stalking her or what. "I've met him and talked to him when I walked through the neighborhood, but that's about all I know". Last month he got a cake that read: "Happy Birthday Rose" for her 36th birthday. Prosecutors anticipate filing homicide and kidnapping charges against him on Monday.

Jeff Closs, Jayme's uncle, said that the teen's return was shocking.

Her aunt said Jayme slept well.

Jayme Closs's aunt, Jennifer Naiberg Smith, posted an update on Jayme's condition Saturday morning, shared via the Healing For Jayme Closs Facebook page.

Local teacher Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog when she found Jayme on Thursday.