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On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume

On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resumeBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped, calling himself an "honest guy" even though his resume contains inaccuracies about his work experience.



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Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' and decided to snatch teenager

Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' and decided to snatch teenagerA Wisconsin man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl's parents so he could kidnap her allegedly made up his mind to snatch her after he spotted her getting onto a school bus.   Jake Patterson, 21, told detectives he planned his crime methodically after watching Jayme Closs board her school bus while driving to work one day, according to a criminal complaint filed on Monday.  Mr Patterson did not even know the teenagers name until he abducted her, the complaint said.  He faces charges of killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise, and kidnapping her at the family home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15 last year. The teenager escaped last Thursday after three months in captivity, police said. Inside squalid basement 'cell' where Jayme Closs was allegedly held captive Credit: Radar Online/MEGA  On Monday, a criminal complaint outlined how Mr Patterson allegedly targeted and plotted to snatch the teenager and hid her under his bed for hours at a time when people visited his home. The charging document quotes Mr Patterson as saying that when he saw Jayme, "he knew that was the girl he was going to take." He scouted the Closs home twice with the plan of taking Jayme but abandoned the plan because there were too many people around. When he eventually stormed the home by the front door, the teenager and her mother Denise took refuge in the bathroom. They heard a gunshot and suspected the intruder had killed the father James. New pictures show the inside of Mr Patterson's home Credit: Radar Online/MEGA  Mr Patterson then allegedly broke down the bathroom door, bound and gagged Jayme and then shot Denise dead. According to the court filing, the 21-year-old told detectives he used his father's 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun because it is commonly used and he thought it would be more difficult to trace. He wiped the shells and shotguns free of fingerprints and wore gloves to load the gun. The complaint also states Mr Patterson shaved his face and head and showered prior to the attack. Jayme's parents James and Denise Closs He dressed all in black, took the licence plates off his car, put stolen plates on and disconnected the dome and trunk lights. He describes shooting dead Jayme's parents before dragging her out of her home and hiding her in the boot of his car, even yielding to police cars rushing to the scene on his way home. Prosecutors quote Jayme as saying Mr Patterson would force her under a bed in his remote cabin when people visited. He would stack laundry bins and barbell weights around the bed so she couldn't move without him noticing. Jayme is now being cared for by her extended family Credit: AFP The complaint says Jayme was kept up to 12 hours at a time with no food, water or bathroom breaks. She told detectives that he warned her that "bad things could happen to her" if anyone found her there. Jayme told detectives that on January 10, Mr Patterson made her go under the bed and told her he would be gone for five or six hours. She said she managed to push the bins and weights away, crawled out, put on a pair of his shoes and fled the house. She came across a neighbour who helped her contact the police. According to the local officers who then arrested Mr Patterson, when he stepped out of his vehicle he said, "'I know what this is about. I did it'".



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The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local):



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Suspect Accused of Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen and Killing Her Parents Due in Court

Suspect Accused of Kidnapping Wisconsin Teen and Killing Her Parents Due in CourtThe girl was missing for nearly three months



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Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facilityA 39-year-old gunman opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in New Jersey and held two employees hostage for hours on Monday before police fatally shot him, officials said. William Owens barricaded himself and two women inside the sorting facility in Logan Township and police sent a heavily armed SWAT team to the location, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office said in a statement. The gunman apparently had known at least one of the women, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore told reporters.



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Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bed

Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl under bedBARRON, Wis. (AP) — For nearly three months, 13-year-old Jayme Closs was forced to hide in a 2½-foot space beneath her kidnapper's bed, going without food, water or a bathroom for hours, too terrified to flee from a man she knew had fatally shot both of her parents.



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Jayme Closs: Suspect Jake Patterson decided to kidnap girl when he spotted her get on school bus, court papers say

Jayme Closs: Suspect Jake Patterson decided to kidnap girl when he spotted her get on school bus, court papers sayThe man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in their Wisconsin home allegedly decided to take the 13-year-old after spotting her getting onto a school bus one day, accordng to a criminal complaint filed in court. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, will be formally charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping before his afternoon hearing in Barron County Circuit Court, according to prosecutors. A criminal complaint alleges Mr Patterson told investigators that, on his drive to a job at a cheese factor in Almena, Wisconsin, he spotted Jayme get on the school bus one day and came up with the idea to abduct her.



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Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on busBARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus near her home, authorities said Monday.



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Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect Jake Patterson in court: Latest updates

Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect Jake Patterson in court: Latest updatesJake Thomas Patterson is expected in court; Jayme Closs is with her aunt in Barron; criminal complaint may shed light on her 88-day kidnapping ordeal.



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The Latest: Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in court

The Latest: Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in courtMADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local):



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