Jayme Closs search intensifies with vehicles of interest, volunteer effort

Published: Oct. 22, 2018 at 11:03 AM CDT
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Investigators have released information on two vehicles of interest in the disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs one week after she was taken from her Barron home.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says investigators reviewed surveillance video from homes and businesses in the area of the Closs home. Two vehicles were seen in the area near the time of the Oct. 15 shooting of James and Denise Closs and abduction of Jayme Closs.

One vehicle is believed to be a 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger that's red or orange in color.

The second vehicle is black in color. The sheriff says it is believed to be either a 2006-2010 Ford Edge or a 2004-2010 Acura MDX.

"We reviewed several videos from both private homes and businesses and we were able to put together different shots to come up with these three images here," Fitzgerald says.

The sheriff did not have details on possible license plates or whether they were Wisconsin plates. He's asking people who know anything about the vehicles to call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879. They will not take tips on any other makes or models of vehicles.

"If anyone sees or has seen these two vehicles in or around Barron County over the past two weeks they are asked to call our tip line with the time it was observed, location, and license plate number if available," Fitzgerald says.

He's also asking people to report if they notice anyone who has such a vehicle and stopped driving it or changed their habits.

Sheriff Fitzgerald has asked for 2,000 volunteers to help search for evidence on Tuesday, Oct. 23. They'll be looking along Highway 25. A previous search involving 100 volunteers along Highway 8 failed to turn up anything of note.

Investigators have received more than 1,200 tips about Jayme Closs. They've investigated and closed 1,100 of those tips.

"You never know what will bring Jayme home, so call in your tips," Fitzgerald said.

Jayme Closs has been added to the top of the

Her face is on digital billboards across the country. There is an active Amber Alert for the teenager.

Recently released 911 dispatch logs show multiple shots were fired at the Closs home in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 15. A 911 call was placed from Denise Closs's cellphone. Deputies arrived on scene to find the Closs parents dead of gunshot wounds and Jayme Closs missing.

The door had been kicked in.

The gun used to kill the Closs parents has not been located.

Sheriff Fitzgerald says Jayme is not considered a suspect in the killings.

A Gathering of Hope for Jayme Closs is being held 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Barron High School Football Stadium.. There will be music, resources for families, and spiritual and emotional care.

Jayme Closs Disappearance

Barron County's Sheriff holds a news conference one week after the disappearance of Jayme Closs.

Posted by WBAY TV-2 on Monday, October 22, 2018

These are three images of the two vehicles of interest that we determined were in the area of the Closs home at the time...

Posted by Barron County Sheriff's Department on Monday, October 22, 2018