Wisconsin girl missing, in danger after parents shot dead: Amber Alert

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Published 9:23 AM EDT Oct 16, 2018

Wisconsin girl missing, in danger after parents shot dead: Amber Alert

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who has been missing since Monday, when police found her parents dead inside their home, is considered "endangered."

The Barron County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call around 1 a.m. Monday from someone asking for help, sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a statement. When deputies responded, they found Jayme Closs' parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, shot dead inside their Barron, Wisconsin home, about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis.

It's unclear who called 911, Fitzgerald said, adding Jayme is not considered a suspect in her parents’ deaths.

By Monday evening, an Amber Alert was issued for Jayme, who is believed to be in danger. The FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are involved in the investigation. 

Officials have searched the area around the family's home, deploying drones and infrared equipment, and have been in contact with Jayme's middle school friends. 

Jayme is 5-feet-tall and 100 pounds. She has green eyes and blond or strawberry blond hair. Anyone with information about her location or anyone who has had recent contact with Jayme is asked to call the sheriff's department at 715-537-3106.

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