Jayme Closs has the nation's attention today as she made it home safely after 88 days of being held by her abductor. Before the latest on the missing teen hit the news, a woman walking her dog had the first encounter with the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl. While Jeanne Nutter walked her golden retriever she saw a young girl coming toward her.
The woman first noticed that the girl's shoes were way too big for her feet. Then as she got closer she recognized her face. Jayme Closs has been missing for months and her face has been splashed across all forms of media since she went missing.
It was back on October 15 when Jayme's parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were found dead in their Barron, Wisconsin, home. There was no sign of Jayme, and the 13-year-old has been missing since then.
The fear that Jayme Closs was abducted by her parent's killer was confirmed by Jayme herself now that she is home. Jeanne Nutter happened to be walking her dog on Thursday when Jayme approached her.
"Please help me. I don't know where I am. I'm lost," she told Jeanne. And that's exactly what Jeanne did. First, she asked the teen what type of car her abductor was driving.
As she walked with Jayme, Jeanne wanted to be ready to run with the teen at any time if that vehicle should approach. Once Jeanne realized she was the missing girl, she wasn't about to take any chances, she wanted to keep her safe.
Apparently, Jeanne's thinking was right on track. Before police arrested her abductor, Jake Thomas Patterson, he was out looking for the teen who managed to make an escape from him.