Jayme Closs's neighbors have revealed to DailyMail.com that they heard two loud shots more than 20 minutes before the police received a 911 call.
Authorities arrived at Jayme's home in Barron, Wisconsin, at 12.58 am on Monday morning, four minutes after receiving a call for help from her mother's cell phone, Denise Closs.
It was there that they found the bodies of Denise and James Closs and realized that their 13-year-old daughter was nowhere to be found.
Now Joan and Tom Smrekar are left wondering what could have been if they had called 911 when they first heard the shots.
Joan and Tom Smrekar revealed to DailyMail.com that they heard gunfire 20 minutes before police received a 911 call from Jayme Closs's home in Barron, Wisconsin.
Authorities arrived at the Barron, Wisconsin, home at 12.54 am last Monday, four minutes after receiving a call from Denise Closs's cell phone support.
Joan, 66, told DailyMail.com that she and Tom, 69, were lying in bed when they heard the first shot.
A second followed, only a couple of seconds later.
Joan said it was not uncommon to hear the hunters firing in the area, but the delay and the total volume of these shots made her feel they were "different."
"They were so close, it must have been right at her door." I asked my husband, "Was that a shot?" He said, "Yes, and that's a great weapon," he recalled.
I turned around and my watch said it was 12.38am. But I know it has been turned off around seven minutes, so they were more like 12.30 am & # 39;
It was there that they found the bodies of Denise, 46, and James Closs, 56, and they realized that their 13-year-old daughter was nowhere to be found.
Now Joan and Tom are left wondering what could have been if they had called 911 when they first heard the shots.
For her enduring and bitter regret, Joan did not call 911. She got up and noticed that her dog Zobie seemed upset about something, but she was not barking.
"When the FBI arrived and we learned what those shots were, I immediately thought that maybe if I had called we could have made a difference," Joan said as she struggled with tears.
"Jayme may not have been captured because when the 911 call was made at 12.54 am or something like that, the police were there in four minutes."
"If they had been there four minutes after the shooting, Jayme might not have been taken."
Photos of three vehicles of interest in Jayme Closs's kidnapping were released by the police.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said authorities identified two vehicles near Closs's home at the time of the incident, based on corporate video cameras and homes.
Joan and Tom said they did not know their neighbors well and had little interaction with them.
According to Joan, the FBI officers who interviewed her and Tom told them that only one word could be made from the 911 call from Denise's cell.
They said they could hear the word "Help! But nothing more," she revealed. "There was too much noise."
Then, the revelation of the neighbors takes place when the authorities published photographs of three vehicles of interest in the kidnapping of Jayme.
Two of the vehicles of interest are shown in the photo: a 2006-2010 black Ford Edge and a red or orange 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger.
Officials are not sure of the exact model of the second black vehicle, an Acura MDX 2004-2010
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald reiterated Monday that authorities believe the teenager was in the house when she shot her parents and said she is still in danger.
"Based on corporate and home video cameras, we have identified two vehicles near the Closs house near the time of the incident," Fitzgerald said.
He noted that the detectives only seek to identify two vehicles, although images of three were shown: a 2008-2014 Dodge Challenger red or orange, a black Ford Edge 2006-2010 and a black Acura MDX 2004-2010.
The officers can not be sure of the exact model of the second black vehicle.
Early on Monday, a military helicopter could be seen crossing over the head in the area.
Fitzgerald explained that he had been drawing a grid for the massive search on land that will take place on Tuesday morning
Fitzgerald asked that if members of the public saw a similar vehicle they would notice their license plate if possible.
He urged anyone who knows someone with any of the vehicles to look for changes in their routine, as if they stopped driving completely or if they "have changed when they are driven".
& # 39; This is an active investigation. "We have had more than 1,300 points and we have closed 1,100 of them," Fitzgerald added.
Early on Monday, a military helicopter crossed over their heads.
Fitzgerald explained that he had been drawing a grid for the massive search on the ground that will take place on Tuesday morning.
In the photo is the main door of the house Closs. It seems to be covered with plywood and a blanket, and sources say it was kicked during the invasion of the house.
The police officers removed from the house what appeared to be a rifle bag, a rake and several duffel bags from the house on Monday.
Fitzgerald said nothing of probative value was found in a field search of fields and forests near the home and the search was canceled on Friday.
Researchers have asked that 2,000 volunteers come forward and participate in what will be the third field search and will cover a much larger area than the previous two conducted last week.
Those volunteers were asked to meet at Hungry Hollow Grounds at 9 am, but police will not say whether they expect to find the missing teen or evidence that can provide any clue as to his whereabouts.
Fitzgerald also did not reveal whether he believes Jayme is being held locally, but told the hunters to "check their cabins."
The sheriff said Monday that investigators are still analyzing the 911 call made from Jayme's mother's phone. He did not want to comment on its content.
Nor would he be attracted by the details of the night and if James was still alive when the officers arrived on the scene, as reported in some media.
But now researchers have asked 2,000 volunteers to come forward and participate in a new search. In the photo there are volunteers looking for Thursday
These volunteers have been asked to meet at Hungry Hollow Grounds at 9 am on Tuesday
"We will not say anything that jeopardizes Jayme's safety," Fitzgerald said.
He added that more than 200 officers from the combined forces of WDCI, FBI and the County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with their main objective of bringing homeless teenagers unharmed.
Since then, Jayme's name has been added to the top of the FBI's Missing Persons list and is found on digital billboards across the country.
Anyone with information about Jayme's whereabouts should call the Barron County Sheriff's Office at 1-855-744-3879 or contact your local FBI office.
The FBI is expanding its search across the country after placing Jayme at the top of its Missing Persons list