Jayme Closs honored before state Assembly as hometown hero

MADISON (WKOW) — Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, was honored today before the Wisconsin Assembly Wednesday as a hometown hero.

Jayme Closs’s aunt, Jennifer Smith, spoke on behalf of Jayme after being introduced by Rep. Romaine Quinn.

“She greatly appreciates the honor,” Smith said. “Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better.”

Closs was reported missing October 15, when her parents, James and Denise, were found murdered in their home in Barron before escaping 88 days later.

The full ceremony was broadcast on Wisconsin Eye HERE.

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