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Police praise Jayme Closs' bravery as first pictures revealed of place kidnapped teen was held captive

Police praise Jayme Closs' bravery as first pictures revealed of place kidnapped teen was held captivePolice have praised the bravery of Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl who was held captive for 88 days, saying it was her "will" that broke the case. It came as photographs emerged of the rural house in Wisconsin where she was held prisoner. Her alleged kidnapper, Jake Patterson, 21, was expected to be charged today [MON]. He is alleged to have broken into her home in Barron, Wisconsin, before murdering her parents and abducting her. After escaping last week Jayme was found, skinny and disheveled, about 60 miles away. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who led the investigation, said: "The will of a 13-year-old girl is what broke this case. We've actually been able to bring her home to Barron County. That's been the goal of mine for 88 days. And we got to bring her home." Giving further details of the investigation, he said the 911 call made at the time of the murder and kidnapping was 48 seconds long. This aerial photo shows the cabin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held by Jake Thomas Patterson, is surrounded by law enforcement vehicles Credit: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP "You can't hear words. You hear yelling or maybe a scream," he said  "And it ends by getting hung up. The time from the 911 call until our deputies arrive is less than four minutes. We think this was well planned out." He said Patterson had fired a shotgun through the family's front door to get in, and had "targeted" Jayme for kidnapping. He left no fingerprints at the scene. The sheriff said: "He prepared himself to try to beat the forensics. Things like he cut his hair all off so that he wouldn't leave trace evidence. He did other things to cover up forensic and digital evidence." Jake Thomas Patterson has been charged with murdering Jayme's parents and kidnapping her Credit: Universal News  Police originally thought her parents Denise and James Closs, who worked at a turkey processing plant, must be the targets, the sheriff told CBS's 48 Hours crime programme. But there proved to be no link to Patterson. He said the motive was the "million-dollar question"  and "I'd love to know the answer to that." The FBI confirmed it was Jayme who gave details of Patterson's car that led to him being found. Sheriff Fitzgerald said the suspect was now "sitting in his cell looking at the wall, all by himself". He said Patterson had no criminal record, or job, and no known link to Jayme or her family. The sheriff added: "This is a true mystery. We believe the first time they met was the night of the incident."



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Kidnapped American teen found alive months after parents' murder

Kidnapped American teen found alive months after parents' murderA 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering the parents of a US teen as part of a chilling plot to kidnap her, police said Friday, after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive following three months in captivity. The subject of a nationwide search since her parents were found murdered in their home in rural Wisconsin in October, Closs made a seemingly miraculous escape Thursday afternoon, seeking help from a neighbor who alerted authorities. Minutes later police arrested the man she identified as her captor, Jake Thomas Patterson, and have charged him with abducting Closs and fatally shooting her parents.



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36 women, children kidnapped by IS last week in Syria's Sweida: monitor

36 women, children kidnapped by IS last week in Syria's Sweida: monitorThe Islamic State group kidnapped dozens of Druze women and children when it attacked their villages last week in Syria’s southern province of Sweida, a monitor said Monday. More than 250 people were killed on Wednesday when IS carried out a string of suicide attacks and shootings in the provincial capital Sweida and villages to the north and east. “At least 36 Druze women and children were abducted after the attacks,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor with a network of sources inside Syria.



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North Korea Kidnapped Her 13-Year-Old Daughter. She Spent Decades Trying To Get Her Back.

North Korea Kidnapped Her 13-Year-Old Daughter. She Spent Decades Trying To Get Her Back.NIIGATA, Japan ― Megumi Yokota was just 13 when she disappeared. On her way



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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaFive women were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint while doing charity work in a remote part of India.



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Woman Who Kidnapped Newborn and Raised Her as Her Own Gets 18 Years in Prison

Woman Who Kidnapped Newborn and Raised Her as Her Own Gets 18 Years in Prison"There are no winners and no losers in this case"



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Woman who kidnapped infant, raised as her own appears in court

Woman who kidnapped infant, raised as her own appears in courtIn 1998, Gloria Williams dressed as a nurse and took Shanara Mobley’s daughter from her just hours after Mobley gave birth.



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Woman who kidnapped infant, raised as her own appears in court

Woman who kidnapped infant, raised as her own appears in courtIn 1998, Gloria Williams dressed as a nurse and took Shanara Mobley’s daughter from her just hours after Mobley gave birth.



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Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free 1 more kidnapped girl

Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free 1 more kidnapped girlMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists who abducted 111 girls last month in Nigeria's northern village of Dapchi are releasing one more girl, Nigeria's police chief said Saturday.



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