Audio unveils a telephone conversation with Jayme Closs's mother's phone before her parents were killed
The chaotic horror of the abduction of Jayme Closs and the murders of her parents can be heard today for the first time in hair-raising audio of the 911 call from her mother's mobile.
The call, obtained by DailyMail.com, was made on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:00 am from the home of the Closs family in Barron, Wisconsin.
The police arrived just four minutes later to find both James and Denise Closs who had been shot in a bloody crime scene whose teenage daughter had been dragged by murderer who had become kidnapped Jake Patterson.
Little can be distinguished from the fiery attempts of the dispatcher to make contact with the caller. At some point there is a muffled scream and sounds of movement and screams before the conversation falls abruptly.
Patterson was described as & # 39; the embodiment of evil & # 39 ;, on Friday by the judge who sentenced him to life without acquittal for the brutal double murder and kidnapping of Jayme.
He held the terrified teenager hostage in his country cabin for three months.
Jake Patterson, 21, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday after being guilty in March of two counts of intentional manslaughter and one of kidnapping
Patterson kidnapped Jayme Closs, 13, for 88 days in a case that led to a hunt across the country and to twisted authorities until she managed to make her brave escape from the remote cabin where she had been detained for three months
Patterson admitted abducting Jayme on October 15 after killing her parents, James and Denise Closs (photo above), at the family's home near the town of Barron. New audio reveals that a call from home was made within four minutes before the police arrived
This is the shotgun that Jake Patterson used to kill Jayme Closs's parents and shoot them in the door of their house
Photos & # 39; s presented by the prosecutor during Friday's hearing are also shown here for the first time.
The tight space under the Patterson bed where Jayme has spent hours without food or water is shown. A pillowcase in a leopard cover and a thin sleeping bag were the only scant facilities that Patterson offered his prisoner.
The gun he used to make his way into the Closs family's house and first send Jim and then Denise can be seen along with the front door, shot by Patterson as he started his bloody riot.
Patterson told detectives that he had chosen the specific shotgun – stolen from his father – because it was so pervasive that he thought the shells, found and pictured, could hardly be traced.
The bathroom in which Jayme and her mother tried to barricade themselves, hiding behind the shower curtain in the bath, is also depicted. Patterson kicked in the door, tore open the curtain, and saw Denise holding her daughter in a teddy bear.
The floor looks bloody. Patterson told the police that he almost slipped on the bloodstain left behind when he shot Denise in the head at such a short distance that investigators found the back of her skull in the bathtub next to her.
Patterson broke the bathroom door where Jayme and her mother Denise sat in the bathtub on October 15. He shot Denise before Jayme was kidnapped. This photo of the bloody crime scene was shown to the court on Friday
DailyMail.com obtained this photo from the front door of Jim and Denise Closs's home, shot by Patterson
During Patterson & # 39; s sentencing hearing, prosecutors revealed gruesome details of the night he murdered Jayme & # 39; s parents and kidnapped the teenager. This photo of the small space where Jayme was imprisoned under Patterson's bed was shown to court on Friday
These are three rifle bullets used by Patterson during the murders of Jim and Denise Closs and the kidnapping of their daughter
A glimpse of Patterson's controversial mindset is offered in the responses he wrote to a local reporter who sent questions to Patterson while awaiting trial.
In a bizarre recording, Patterson wrote that his reason for confessing when he was caught – something he claimed he expected to happen much earlier – was to protect Jayme from undergoing a police interview.
In barely readable scribbles he wrote: & # 39; I tried to give up everything … so they didn't have to interview Jayme. They did it anyway and hurt her more for no reason. & # 39;
He claimed that despite police officers' assertion that his crime was carefully planned, he usually & # 39; urged & # 39; acted and admitted: & # 39; I can't believe I did this & # 39 ;.
He said: & # 39; I don't think like a serial killer & # 39; and that he looks back & # 39; really stupid & # 39; used to be.
According to Patterson: & # 39; No one will believe or can even imagine how sorry I am for hurting Jayme so much. Can't express it. & # 39;
But Jayme's family remains unconvinced by every expression of remorse on Patterson's part.
Jayme & # 39; s powerful victim impact was read in court, but the impact of Patterson & # 39; s crimes on the wider family can now be heard.
Nicole Wesley-Allard, who is married to one of Jayme's cousins, recalled: & # 39; At about 5.30 am on October 15, 2018, I woke up with my mother-in-law who called my husband. She told my husband that his aunt and uncle had been killed and that his 13-year-old cousin was missing. His screams are something that stays with me today. & # 39;
She described Patterson's crimes as & # 39; horrible & # 39 ;, and those who left them all alive in fear in their own homes.
She noted that Patterson & # 39; did not regret & # 39; and added that in his previous court case, when he left the courtroom, he opted to & # 39; Say hello to Jayme & # 39; instead of telling his family that he loved them. & # 39;
Lynn Closs, one of Jayme's aunts, told how the family & # 39; freezes & # 39; when they hear a knock on their door in the dark.
She spoke about her wish that Patterson should be forgotten, & # 39; no letters, no phone calls and no emails & # 39; and would spend the rest of his life in prison.
Meanwhile, she said: & # 39; Our families will be remembered for the way we have come together and have shown how LOVE CONQUISES HATE (sic). Good Beats Evil! & # 39;
In this written response to a local reporter, Jake Patterson writes: & # 39; I don't think like a serial killer & # 39; and that he looks back & # 39; really stupid & # 39; used to be
Patterson spoke shortly before being sentenced to life imprisonment, saying that he would do anything to take back what I did & # 39;
The teenager's lawyer read a victim's bulletin on her behalf because her kidnapper, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, was sentenced to prison in Barron County in northern Wisconsin without a parole on Friday.
Patterson, who was described by the judge as “the embodiment of evil,” had ordered guilty to butcher Jayme after brutally murdering her parents, James and Denise Closs, in the family home nearby the small town of Barron, about 90 miles northeast of Minneapolis, on October 15 last year.
He admitted that he had devised a plan to kidnap the 13-year-old girl he had never met before seeing her get off at a school bus at her home. Patterson held her in his rural cabin for three months and forced her to stay under his bed for hours without food or water.
& # 39; Jake Patterson has loved a lot of things that I love. It makes me sad that he took my mother and father away, & Jayme said, through her lawyer, in her first public statement since she escaped.
Jayme, who did not appear in court, described the night on which her parents were murdered as a & # 39; horrible memory & # 39; who has scared her to go out in public and is unable to visit her parental home.
& # 39; There are a few things that Jake Patterson can never take from me. He can't take my freedom. He thought he could own me and that he was wrong. I'm smarter. I looked at his routine and took my freedom back. I will always have my freedom and he will not, & she said.
& # 39; Jake Patterson can never take my courage away. He thought he could check me and he couldn't. I feel that what he did is what a coward would do. I was brave and he wasn't.
& # 39; He can never change me or take away who I am. He can't stop me from being happy and continuing my life.
& # 39; I will do great things in my life and he will not. Jake Patterson will never have power over me.
& # 39; He took my parents from me. He stole almost everything I loved. He tried to steal me for 88 days, and he didn't care who he hurt or who killed to do that.
There are a few things that Jake Patterson can never take from me. He can't take my freedom. He thought he could own me and that he was wrong. I'm smarter. I looked at his routine and took my freedom back. I will always have my freedom and he will not
Jayme had urged the judge to detain Patterson for life.
Patterson was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for both murder and 40 years for kidnapping Jayme.
Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler said Patterson & # 39; s crime was & # 39; the most heinous and dangerous & # 39; he had seen and described him as the & # 39; embodiment of evil & # 39 ;.
The judge noted Patterson as a danger to society because of his fantasies about taking multiple girls and killing multiple families. He summarized some of Patterson's writings and said he fantasized about holding a young girl, torturing her, and controlling her & # 39 ;.
Babler said that Patterson had written that & # 39; fear of hell & # 39; initially stopped him, but he stopped believing in God and went looking for an opportunity. Patterson wrote that he was driving around looking for a girl to take, but soon realized that that would not work, then figured out to do it in a house invasion.
Patterson spoke shortly before his sentence and said he would do anything to take back what I did.
& # 39; I would die … absolutely everything to bring them back. I don't care about me. I am so sorry. & # 39;
He allegedly created a room for Closs under his bed, and when he left the house, he had placed heavy weights around the bed so that she could not move or escape, according to the complaint
During the hearing, prosecutors revealed gruesome details of the night he murdered Jayme's parents and kidnapped the teenager.
Photos of the gun he used to kill Denise and James Closs, the bloody crime scene and the small space where Jayme was imprisoned under Patterson's bed were shown at the court.
Patterson repeatedly shook his head in the courtroom when the prosecutor called him a murderer and said that he showed no remorse for the murders or kidnapping.
The case led to a national hunt for Jayme in October and stunned authorities until she managed to make her brave escape from the remote cabin, where she had been detained for three months.
I have no doubt that you are one of the most dangerous men on the planet. You are the embodiment of evil
Jayme was found in Patterson's cabin in the isolated town of Gordon, about 60 kilometers from her house, by a woman who walked her dog. She had asked the woman for help and told her that she had escaped from Patterson & # 39; s house when he left her alone.
Neighbors called 911 and Patterson was arrested within minutes.
Despite Patterson acknowledging his guilt, his motivations for the horror ordeal remain a mystery. The crime traumatized the close-knit community and his condemnation would be a milestone in his recovery.
Several members of the Jayme family killed emotional victims at the court during Patterson's conviction.
Her aunt Jennifer Smith, who now takes care of the teenager, said that Jayme no longer has the life of a 13-year-old and says that their family lives in fear every day.
Patterson & # 39; s appearance on Friday was his last chance to explain why he shot the girl's parents up close and then imprisoned the eighth student.
How kidnapper kidnapped Jayme after seeing her on school bus and killing her parents in cold blood
JAYME CLOSS & # 39; VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT
In October, Jake Patterson took a lot of things that I love away from me. It makes me most sad that he took my mother and my father away. I love them very much and they love me very much. They have done everything to make me happy and protect me. He took them away from me forever.
I felt safe in my house and I loved my room and all my belongings. He has taken over all of that. I don't even want to see my house or my stuff because of the memory of that night. My parents and my house are the most important things in my life. He took them away from me in a way that always leaves me with a horrible memory. I need an alarm now so that I can sleep.
I loved going out with my friends. I loved going to school. I loved to dance. He has also taken all those things away from me. It is too difficult for me to go out in public. I get scared and I get scared. These are common things that someone like me should be able to do, but I can't because he took them away from me.
There are a few things that Jake Patterson can never take from me. He can't take my freedom. He thought he could own me and that he was wrong. I'm smarter. I looked at his routine and took my freedom back. I will always have my freedom and he will not.
Jake Patterson can never take my courage away. He thought he could check me and he couldn't. I feel that what he did is what a coward would do. I was brave and he wasn't.
He can never take my mind away. He thought he could make me the way he was, but he was wrong.
He can never change me or take away who I am. He can't stop me from being happy and continuing my life.
I will do great things in my life and he will not. Jake Patterson will never have power over me. I feel that I have some power over him because I can tell the judge what I think would happen to him.
He took my parents from me. He stole almost everything I loved. He tried to steal me for 88 days, and he didn't care who he hurt or who killed to do that. He should stay locked up forever.
Patterson, who was kicked out of the US Marines after five weeks, carefully planned the crime and told the police that he decided that Jayme & # 39; was the girl he was going to take & # 39; after he saw her board a school bus at her home.
He had previously made two broken trips to the home of the Closs family. He broke off one attempt because there were too many cars in the driveway and called another way because the house was too active.
Patterson finally carried out his planned attack when he entered the Closs driveway in the early hours of October 15, dressed in black and wearing a face mask, hat and gloves.
In her own report of that terrifying night, Jayme told the police that her barking dog woke her up and that she was going to warn her parents when Patterson's car reached the driveway.
As her father went to the front door, Jayme said she was hiding in the bathroom that her mother was holding with the shower curtain closed.
As he flashed a flashlight through the front door window, Jayme's father James asked to see the Patterson badge after assuming he was law enforcement. Patterson said he shot James through the window and then shot the doorknob to force his way inside.
He stepped over James' lifeless body before looking for Jayme and her mother.
Patterson broke the bathroom door when Jayme & # 39; s mother called 911 while she cuddled the teenager in a & # 39; hug hug & # 39; enveloped. He told her to hang up the phone and ordered her to close her daughter's mouth.
He told detectives that Denise was struggling with the tape, so he wrapped it around Jayme's mouth and head. He then taped her hands behind her back and taped her ankles before she pulled her out of the bathtub and shot her mother in the head.
The criminal complaint against Patterson noted that James had suffered significant trauma to his face and head, while the back of his wife's head and skull plate were found next to her body in the bathtub.
Patterson dragged Jayme outside, almost slipped into the blood in pooled blood and threw her into the car of his car.
As he drove away, Patterson reminded himself to pause to give in to three squadrons running into the house with flashing lights. When asked during a police interview what he would have done if he had stopped the officers, Patterson said he probably shot at them with the shotgun.
Patterson took Jayme to his secluded cabin in the Wisconsin countryside, where he held the 13-year-old Jayme Closs prisoner for almost three months.
After his arrest, photos obtained by DailyMail.com showed the filthy cellar where police think Jayme was being held for 88 days
Other images of Patterson's house showed a shabby living room with a sofa, a refrigerator, an old television, and an unfinished ceiling
A prisoner for 88 days: Jayme was forced to hide for hours under the bed of her abductor without food or water
Patterson took Jayme to his remote cabin, where he took the tape from her mouth, hands and ankles and told her to go to the bathroom and remove all her clothes.
He told the investigators that Jayme was scared and cried & # 39; and that she had let herself be urinated. He gave Jayme his sister's pajamas and threw her clothes into a fireplace in the basement of the cabin while she commented on & # 39; no proof & # 39 ;.
Patterson was arrested shortly after Jayme escaped into his home on January 10. He was charged with kidnapping and two graves of first-line murder
When Patterson had friends or relatives, he made it clear to Jayme that no one should know she was there or that there were & # 39; bad things & # 39; would happen to her.
Patterson had Jayme hide under his bed – which is about 2 1/2 feet off the floor – in the corner of his bedroom and sealed it with storage boxes and weights so that she could not crawl out.
Jayme also had to stay under the bed when he left the house and sometimes went for hours without food, water or using the bathroom.
When his father was visiting, Patterson told the investigators that he was opening the radio in the bedroom to hide any sound she would make.
On one occasion, Jayme said Patterson was angry and hit her very hard on the back with the handle of something he used to clean the blind & # 39 ;.
Patterson said that Jayme had tried to escape his improvised hole at least twice, and when she did, & he hit a wall and screamed so much that he knew she was scared and … she would never be better more that try & # 39 ;.
He believed she was scared enough to leave the bedroom without him.
Patterson finally carried out his planned attack when he entered the Closs driveway in the early hours of October 15, dressed in black and wearing a face mask, hat and gloves. He kicked the door and shot dead Jayme & # 39; s parents. Their house is pictured above
& # 39; He killed my parents. I want to go home. Help me: & # 39; Jayme & # 39; s daring escape after being held imprisoned for 88 days
TIME LINE OF JAYME CLOSS & # 39; ABDUCTION
October 15, 2018: James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, are shot at their home in Barron, a town in western Wisconsin. Authorities are issuing an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the search for her begins.
October 16, 2018: Investigators say they don't find Jayme a suspect in her parents' deaths and say they believe the girl is in danger.
October 17, 2018: Authorities announce that investigators believe Jayme was in her family's house when her parents were shot dead.
October 18, 2018: About 100 people participate in a search for Jayme after Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requests the help of volunteers. The search is not useful.
October 23, 2018: About 2,000 volunteers from Minneapolis help with a different land search.
October 24, 2018: The FBI offers a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to Jayme & # 39; s location. The amount is later doubled to $ 50,000.
October 27, 2018: Funerals are held for James and Denise Closs.
January 10, 2019: Jayme is found alive in Gordon, a city about an hour's drive north of Barron. She is skinny, confused and wears shoes that are too big for her when she approaches a stranger and begs for help. A man who drives through the rural area is soon taken into custody.
January 11, 2019: Investigators say the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, is being jailed for murder and kidnapping.
January 14, 2019: Prosecutors formally accuse Patterson of two counts of intentional manslaughter and one counts for kidnapping and armed burglary. A judge guarantees $ 5 million in cash. According to a criminal charge, one day Patterson saw Jayme stepping on a school bus, he decided to take her and she kept her imprisoned in his remote cabin until she escaped.
February 6, 2019: A judge orders Patterson to stand trial after Patterson waives his right to a provisional hearing.
March 27, 2019: Patterson pleads guilty to two graves of intentional manslaughter and a count of kidnapping. Sentencing is set for May 24.
May 25, 2019: Patterson has been convicted.
Jayme made her daring escape on January 10 when Patterson let her go under the bed and told him he would be away for five or six hours. She pushed the boxes away, crawled out, put on a pair of Patterson shoes, and fled the house.
A woman walking her dog saw Jayme along a road near the house and said she begged for help. The woman, Jeanne Nutter, said the girl told her that Patterson had hidden her in a nearby hut and that she had escaped when he left her alone.
Nutter immediately took Jayme to the nearby home of Kristin Kasinskas and called 911. The women recognized Jayme by missing person posters that were scattered by the police in their large-scale search for her.
& # 39; Hi. I now have a young lady at my house and she said her name is Jayme Closs, & Kasinskas told the 911 operator.
The two women both spoke to the operator of the 911 and told them the name of the abductor and gave a description of his car.
The coordinator asked: & # 39; OK. Did you see her picture, ma'am? & # 39;
& # 39; Yes. It is her. I think it is 100 percent that it is, & # 39; said Kasinskas.
According to the audio, Jayme was & # 39; s first words to the woman who walked her dog: & # 39; He killed my parents. I want to go home. Help me. & # 39;
The two women took turns talking to the 911 operator to explain how Jayme approached them and to provide details about the kidnapper of the teenager, including his name and a description of his car.
At one point, the two women told the 911 operator that they feared the abductor might find them in the house if he was looking for Jayme.
& # 39; I was walking with my dog and we were almost home and she walked up to me and said: & # 39; You have to help me, you have to help me, & Nutter said to the coordinator.
& # 39; I didn't want to go to my cabin because it was too close to Patterson & # 39; s house.
'Zijn naam is Jake Thomas Patterson en blijkbaar is zijn huis twee deuren verderop in onze hut … Dus we zijn een beetje bang omdat hij misschien komt.
De dispatcher vroeg de vrouwen om de deuren op slot te doen en aan de lijn te blijven omdat meerdere afgevaardigden op weg waren naar het gebied op zoek naar Patterson.
'Ze heeft geen idee waar hij is. Ze vertelde me dat als hij haar verlaat, ze niet weet dat hij weg is. Hij zet de muziek echt luid aan. Hij heeft mensen om naar haar toe te komen kijken, of nee, wacht … hij duwde je / verbergt je onder een bed, hij heeft haar verborgen onder een bed, 'zou Nutter hart kunnen zeggen.
'Hij werkt niet en ik vroeg haar wat voor soort auto. Het is rood – hij was in het leger. & # 39;
Jayme, afgebeeld nadat ze was gered, ontsnapte nadat Patterson haar onder het bed had laten gaan en vertelde haar dat hij vijf of zes uur weg zou zijn. Ze vertelde de politie dat ze de dozen weg duwde, naar buiten kroop, een paar schoenen van Patterson aantrok en het huis uit vluchtte
Terwijl de vrouwen met de dispatcher spraken, was Patterson naar huis teruggekeerd om Jayme te vinden die vermist was en begon ze in haar auto met een gekke zoektocht naar haar. De politie arresteerde hem 10 minuten nadat de oproep van 911 plaatsvond na het spotten van zijn auto.
Patterson vertelde de politie dat hij ervan uitging dat hij na twee weken voorbij was gegaan met de moorden en ontvoeringen.
Hij zei dat hij de nacht van de ontvoering gestolen kentekenplaten op zijn auto had gestoken en een ontkoppeling tegen ontvoering uit zijn kofferbak had verwijderd. Patterson schoorte ook zijn hoofd, zodat hij geen enkel haar achter liet en zijn Mossberg-jachtgeweer van zijn vader koos omdat hij dacht dat het een veel voorkomend model was dat moeilijk te traceren was.
Na zijn arrestatie toonden foto's verkregen door DailyMail.com de smerige keldercel, waar de politie denkt dat Jayme 88 dagen vastgehouden werd.
Het geheime hol onder zijn huis bevond zich op een smerig matras en had overal zacht speelgoed en vrouwenkleding uitgestrooid. Andere afbeeldingen van het huis van Patterson toonden een armoedige woonkamer met een bank, een koelkast, een oude televisie en een onafgewerkt plafond.
Buitenfoto's toonden een aangebouwde bak vol brandhout, een garage voor drie auto's en een lege doos met volwassen vrouwelijke luiers in een prullenbak. Een bord boven de voordeur van de hut luidt 'Patterson's Retreat'.
Patterson, die in Wisconsin geen eerdere criminele geschiedenis had, werd beschreven door mensen die hem kenden als een rustige en goede student die op de middelbare school deelnam aan de quiz.
De tiener werd vorige week voor het eerst publiekelijk gezien toen ze een Wisconsin Hometown Hero-award kreeg op het State Capitol
Jayme was spotted smiling as she was given a standing ovation by members of the Wisconsin State Assembly after being honored for her bravery and strong will. Her aunt Jennifer Smith spoke on Jayme's behalf and thanked the people of her hometown for their support
He graduated from Northwood High School in Minong in the spring of 2015. He wrote in his high school yearbook of wanting to join the Marines. Patterson lasted just a little more than month in the corps before washing out in October 2015.
He spent his time holed up in his home poring over outdoor survival guides and books about the military.
Patterson lived at the $110,000 dwelling since he was a child with his mom Deborah, 49, dad Patrick, 55, sister Katie, 26, and older brother Erik, 24.
His mother left after divorcing his father in 2007. In the years that followed, Katie, Patrick and Erik all moved out, leaving Patterson by himself.
Patterson held a job at Barron's Jennie O Turkey Factory – where Denise and James Closs worked for more than two decades – for just one day some three years ago. His latest job prior to his arrest was at the Saputo Cheese Factory and lasted just two days.
He had applied for a job online at the Saratoga Liquor Co. the same day that Jayme escaped. In the application, he called himself 'an honest and hardworking guy'.
Prosecutors announced early on in the court case that he had no plans to file additional charges against Patterson. He was charged with two counts of intentional homicide and one of kidnapping.
Authorities decided not to bring charges related to anything that might have happened in the cabin, a move that was widely seen as aiming to spare Jayme further pain and keep details private.
Patterson (pictured with his mother Deborah, 49, and sister Katie, 26) was described by people who knew him as a quiet and good student who participated in quiz bowl in high school
During the court hearing when he pleaded guilty to the charges, Patterson bizarrely yelled out 'bye Jayme' as he was led away in handcuffs.
Jayme, who is now legally being cared for by her aunt Jennifer Smith, has rarely been seen in public since she escaped but her family said early on that she was in 'exceptionally good spirits' despite the horror ordeal.
'She's doing exceptionally well for what she went through,' her grandfather Robert Naiberg said soon after she was rescued. 'She's in exceptionally good spirits.'
In a rare statement released by Jayme's family, they said she was taking comfort in the cards and letters she has received from supporters.
The teenager was seen publicly for the first time last week when she was presented with a Wisconsin Hometown Hero award at the State Capitol.
Jayme was spotted smiling as she was given a standing ovation by members of the Wisconsin State Assembly after being honored for her bravery and strong will.
Her aunt Jennifer Smith spoke on Jayme's behalf and thanked the people of her hometown for their support in the past few months. Jayme stood behind her aunt but did not speak.
'She greatly appreciates the honor… and the kindness of everyone involved,' Smith said. 'Speaking for her entire family, I have to say, Jayme is totally deserving of the hero part of this award.
'Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better. Just like you, we want Jayme to know how much we love her.'
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news