The Wisconsin community puts out a Tree of Hope & # 39; on and sending lanterns to the sky to show that she's kidnapped & # 39; Jayme Closs, 13, do not give up – even if the sheriff says there are no new leads
- The city of Barron lit up a Tree of Hope & # 39; to show that the community still believes that missing Jayme Closs, 13, is still alive, with hundreds coming out for the event
- Jayme has not been seen since her parents were killed deadly in their house on October 15, causing authorities to believe that Jayme had been abducted
- The community decorated a tree at Riverview Middle School, where Jayme went
- It was illuminated in blue for her favorite color and green for missing child consciousness
- Family, authorities and a religious leader spoke, a choir sang and lanterns lifted
- Saturday marks two months after the teenager was missing and her parents died
- On Saturday just after noon, blue and green balloons will be released there
Stephanie Haney for Dailymail.com
Hundreds of people in Barron, Wisconsin turned out to be a Tree of Hope & # 39; to light up to show that the community still believes they miss Jayme Closs, 13 (photo), still alive, after being missing when her parents were murdered
A girl from Wisconsin who, according to investigators, had been kidnapped after her parents were murdered two months ago, is honored in her hometown with a Christmas tree decorated with hopeful messages about her safe return.
Hundreds of people attended a meeting in Barron on Wednesday night for a Tree of Hope & # 39; for the 13-year-old Jayme Closs to light.
The high school student has not been seen since her parents, James and Denise Closs, were shot deadly in their house on October 15th.
"We pray every day and we only hope for her safe return", said her uncle, Mike Closs.
Detectives have followed thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos, and spent countless hours searching for Jayme, but their efforts have not yielded any suspects. Researchers believe that Jayme has been kidnapped.
A 16-meter tall tree was built on the Riverview Middle School and decorated with groceries such as Pray for Jayme & # 39; and & # 39; Bring Jayme Home. & # 39;
The tree was illuminated in blue, her favorite color and green to symbolize the missing child consciousness.
A 16-foot tree was built on the Riverview Middle School and decorated with messages such as Pray for Jayme & # 39; and & # 39; Bring Jayme Home & # 39 ;, blue illuminated for her favorite color and green for missing children
The meeting included songs sung by a choir (photo) and speeches from family, officials and a religious leader from the area
Jayme & # 39; s high school classmates have released illuminated lanterns at the event on Wednesday
The meeting included songs sung by a choir and speeches from family, officials and a religious leader from the area.
& # 39; May this & # 39; tree of hope & # 39; for Jayme, filled with shining lights, a symbol for us, for our community, that the darker it becomes, the brighter the light of hope shines, & # 39; said Reverend Ron Matthews.
Jayme's high school classmates released illuminated lanterns at the event as a symbolic gesture to light the way home for their friend.
Barron native and & # 39; The Voice & # 39; finalist Chris Kroeze also delivered a message to the crowd that circled the beautifully decorated tree.
"Bringing the community together is something amazing, and it's just encouraging to see everyone get together like this," & # 39; Kroeze said.
There have been no new breaks in the case, but Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the event made its appearance on Wednesday.
We pray every day and we only hope for her safe return, & # 39; said her uncle Mike Closs (pictured)
The Closs family and members of the community gather Saturday morning shortly after noon in the Tree of Hope & # 39; to give blue and green balloons with hopeful messages for the safe return of Jayme, because Saturday marks two months after she was missing and her parents were killed
& # 39; This is what we are doing now, is hope, # said Fitzgerald. We will bring Jayme home and we will bring peace to this community. & # 39;
The event was coordinated by the school and by Hormel Foods and Jennie-O Turkey Store, where the Closs parents worked.
The Closs family and members of the community gather Saturday afternoon, shortly after noon, in the Tree of Hope & # 39; to give blue and green balloons with messages of hope for Jayme's safe return.
Saturday marks two months after she was missing and her parents were found murdered.
The police responded to a call from 911 in the house of the Closs family (photo) on 15 October and saw the door kick in and James and Denise shot dead and their daughter was not in sight