BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Turkey products company Jennie-O says it will donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.
— Jennie-O (@Jennieo) January 23, 2019
Jayme was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 and both of her parents were killed. She escaped 88 days later. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson is charged with kidnapping and homicide.
Jayme’s parents, James and Denise Closs, worked at Jennie-O.
The FBI and Jennie-O contributed a total of $50,000 for information on Jayme’s whereabouts. Jennie-O and its parent company, Hormel Foods, announced Thursday that they’re working with law enforcement to get Jennie-O’s share of the reward to Jayme.
Jennie-O President Steve Lykken says in a statement that he hopes a trust fund can be set up for Jayme’s current and future needs.
It’s not clear what the FBI will do with the $25,000 it offered. Details on FBI rewards are generally not disclosed.
For more stories on Jayme’s abduction and her parents’ deaths: https://apnews.com/JaymeCloss
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