Suspect Assumed He'd Gotten Away With Kidnapping Jayme Closs

Barron County Sheriff

Jake Patterson had a very twisted idea of reality in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and murder of her parents.

After being left in the dark over the weekend, we now know a lot more about the events that unfolded since October 15 when Jayme Closs was abducted from her Wisconsin home by the accused Jake Patterson after killing her parents, James and Denise Closs. 

In the criminal complaint released today, Patterson said he assumed he'd gotten away with the crimes "since he wasn't caught within the first 2 weeks," Valley News Live reports. 

Patterson was formally charged today with two first-degree homicide charges, one charge of kidnapping, and one charge of armed burglary. It has not yet been determined if Jayme was sexually assaulted, but the complaint does not charge Patterson with any form of sexual assault. 

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