GORDON, Wis. (AP) — The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents almost three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until then. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson graduated in 2015 from high school in Minong, not far from the woodland cabin where 13-year-old Jayme Closs says he had held her after she was kidnapped in October. Patterson has no apparent online presence. His high school teachers say they barely remember him.
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for a man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teen and killing her parents are calling it “a very tragic situation” and say they’re relying on the judicial system to treat him fairly. Charles Glynn and Richard Jones are the attorneys for 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson. They said in a statement that there’s a lot of emotion surrounding 13-year-old Jayme Closs’ apparent abduction in October. Jayme was found alive on Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A child trauma expert and former kidnapping victims say Jayme Closs will need the support of friends and family _ and control over how and when she speaks about her three-month ordeal. Katie Beers and Elizabeth Smart were kidnapped as children and say survivors can recover and live happy lives. Jayme approached a stranger Thursday after escaping from a remote cabin in northern Wisconsin. Police arrested a 21-year-old man who they say killed Jayme’s parents and kidnapped the 13-year-old.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Racine police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015. Officer Brinelle Nabors has been on administrative leave for more than three years after he was accused of punching a 14-year-old student while trying to arrest him on suspicion of having drugs. Nabors was found not guilty Friday after a four-day jury trial. The Racine Police Department says Nabors will be reinstated as long as he completes mandatory subject control training.