Abducted 13-Year-Old Spends 87 Days Trapped with the Man Who Murdered Her Parents

She witnessed her parents’ murders right before her eyes. She was forced to hide under her captor’s bed for 12 hours a day with no food or water. Jayme Closs’ three-month-long fight for survival at the hands of a twisted 21-year-old man is one of trauma, resilience, and strength.

His Sights Were Set on Her

When Jake Patterson first saw 13-year-old Jayme Closs boarding a school bus one morning last October, he didn’t know anything about the blond-haired, green-eyed middle schooler other than what he told investigators: “She was the girl I was going to take.”


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