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Wis. Girl Missing For 3 Months Is Found — And Helps Deputies Catch Alleged Captor

Jayme Closs went missing the day her parents were found dead. On Thursday, she approached a woman and said she'd been taken. The man who allegedly abducted her and killed her parents is now in jail.

Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET

Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since her parents were found fatally shot in October, has been found alive. And officials say she immediately helped law enforcement arrest her alleged captor.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, was taken into custody just minutes after Jayme was found at 4:43 p.m. local time Thursday.

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