Jake Thomas Patterson, 21 years old, is about to appear in court today suspected of kidnapping teen Jayme Closs, 13, and her parents murdered in Wisconsin
A man suspected of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and killing her parents is expected to appear in court this afternoon.
Prosecutors will formally charge Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, with two counts of deliberate manslaughter and a count of kidnapping before the courts begins.
The loading documents could shed light on what researchers of the young man know about his victims, his motives and tactics.
Researchers believe that Patterson jumped into the house near Barron in the home of James and Denise Closs on 15 October and opened the front door with a shotgun.
They say he then shot the couple and left with their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme.
Jayme was missing for almost three months and the police collected over 3500 tips, but no hard leads came up.
Then, on Thursday, a woman with her dog in the town of Gordon, about an hour north of Barron, saw Jayme on the street.
Jayme Closs, 13, on the right in an undated picture, was missing for 88 days before escaping on Thursday at a nearby hut. On the left is Jayme with her aunt after they were reunited
Her parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were shot in their parents' home in October
The teenager begged the woman for help by saying that Patterson had hidden her in a cabin nearby and that she had escaped when he left her alone.
Neighbors called 911 and agents arrested Patterson within minutes. He has no criminal history in Wisconsin.
It is not yet clear how Patterson became aware of Jayme, mainly because he lived an hour away.
Researchers say there is no evidence of any online interactions between him and Jayme. Her family insists that they do not know the man.
Her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press that Jayme told FBI agents that she does not know Patterson at all.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the suspect went to great lengths to change his physical appearance and hide the evidence of the alleged murder, including shaving his head.
The picture above shows the filthy den where authorities believe Jayme was being held prisoner
Stuffed toys and other items on a mattress were found in the den in Gordon, Wisconsin
Pictured is the cabin in rural Wisconsin, where Jayme was held prisoner for almost three months
The police said he was unemployed at the time of his arrest and that the family did not know him.
Photos obtained from DailyMail.com from the basement where agents think Jayme could have been imprisoned for 88 days reveal the filthy conditions.
Photos show the space under allegedly abducted Patterson's dilapidated forest hut in rural Gordon, Wisconsin, dotted with soft toys, filthy bedding and women's clothing.
Researchers are also expected to have researched an adjoining cellar compartment, a former wine cellar, which was the only room to have its curtains drawn when agents arrived to search the premises on Thursday.
Baron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald keeps a picture of the suspect, Jake Thomas Patterson, announcing that Jayme Closs was found alive at a press conference on Friday
This aerial view shows the cabin, where the 13-year-old Jayme is held by Patterson, surrounded by law enforcement vehicles, on Saturday
Jayme was found at Eau Claire Acres, a development about 70 miles from her home in Barron
Charging documents in Wisconsin usually contain at least a partial story of what happened at a crime scene, because prosecutors try to prove that the accusation is likely.
Details about Jayme's three-month imprisonment have not been released and Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has not said whether Jayme was sexually abused.
But Patterson lawyers, public defenders Charles Glynn and Richard Jones, have been praised for high-profile business with a special emphasis on sexually violent people, according to a news item from the public public defense office of February 2018.
Glynn and Jones issued a statement on Saturday saying they trust the legal system to treat Patterson fairly.
The lawyers said they believe that Patterson can get a fair trial, but do not know exactly where.
They say it was an emotional time for the Barron community and that they understand the pain that caused the cause.
TIME LINE OF JAYME CLOSS & # 39; LOSE
Jayme Closs was missing for three months
October 15, 2018 – Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, found dead in their home in Barron and the teenager is reported missing
16 October 2018 – Researchers say they do not find Jayme a suspect in the death of her parents
October 17, 2018 – The authorities announce that the researchers believe Jayme was in her family's house when his parents were killed deadly
18 October 2018 – Approximately 100 people participate in a search for Jayme after Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald requests the help of volunteers
October 23, 2018 – Approximately 2,000 volunteers from Minneapolis help with another ground search. Different items are found and taken for assessment
October 24, 2018 – The FBI offers a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to Jayme's location. The amount is later doubled to $ 50,000 by the Jennie-O Turkey Store, where James and Denise Closs worked
October 27, 2018 – Funeral for James and Denise Closs
October 29, 2018 – Prosecutors announce that they have accused a man of burglary with the Closs house, but say he is not a suspect in the case.
December 12, 2018 – Tree of Hope enlightened as a community prays for her safe return
January 10, 2019 – After three months Jayme is found alive in Gordon, Wisconsin. A suspect is taken into custody.
January 11, 2019 – The police called the man accused of kidnapping her as Jake Thomas Patterson, 21