Missing Wisconsin teen whose parents were killed has been found alive

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Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who's been missing since October, has been found alive, the Barron County Sheriff's Office said.

"Today we can finally say Jayme Closs is home," authorities said Friday.

Closs was found Thursday night and a suspect, identified as 21-year-old Jake Thoms Patterson, has been taken into custody, the sheriff's office said Friday.

Closs has been reunited with her family.

Closs had been missing since Oct. 15, when sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call found the door to her family's home near Barron kicked in and her parents, James and Denise Closs, shot dead inside. Investigators at the time believed the teen was inside the home at the time of their deaths and was abducted.

Shortly after her disappearance, Closs was thought to have been seen at a gas station in Miami, but authorities in Wisconsin quickly deemed the video not credible.

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