Jake Thomas Patterson Wiki
Jake Thomas Patterson Bio
|Jake Thomas Patterson was born in 1997/1998 (age 21–22). He is a resident of Gordon, Wisconsin. Patterson was taken into custody on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 over the kidnapping of Jayme Lynn Closs and the murder of Lynn Closs’s parents, James Closs (father) and Denise Closs (mother). Patterson faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.|
|Jake Thomas Patterson Age||He was born in 1997/1998 (age 21–22)|
|Jake Thomas Patterson Nationality||American|
|Jake Thomas Patterson Ethnicity||Caucasian|
Jake Thomas Patterson Arrest, Charges
Authorities on Friday identified the suspect in the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs as Jake Thomas Patterson.
Patterson was arrested by authorities on Thursday, January 11th, 2019, on suspicion of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the murders of James and Denise Closs and one count of kidnapping Jayme Closs. He is being held in the Barron County Jail and has not yet been charged.
As per CNN, The woman who first spotted Jayme on Thursday, Jeanne Nutter. Nutter was walking her dog in a heavily wooded neighborhood near the small town of Gordon, about 96.5 kilometers north of Barron. Nutter described Jayme as a disheveled teenage girl who called out to her for help and quickly grabbed her. Only then did Jayme reveal her name.
Jayme gave investigators a description of his vehicle. A short time later, a patrol officer saw a vehicle that matched that description and pulled it over.
Patterson was subsequently arrested, just down the road from his remote residence outside of Gordon, Dalbec said.
Patterson “planned his actions and took many proactive steps to hide his identity from law enforcement and the general public,” Fitzgerald said. One of the steps included shaving his head so he wouldn’t leave hair behind at the scene of the murders and Jayme’s kidnapping.
Following his arrest, authorities recovered a gun that is “consistent with the gun used at the scene” of the killings, but they’re waiting on confirmation from the Wisconsin State Crime Lab to confirm it was the same weapon used. The suspect that night used a shotgun to shoot open the door to the Closs home, Fitzgerald said.
Jake Thomas Patterson Quick Facts
- Patterson had “zero” criminal history locally or in Wisconsin, Fitzgerald said. Authorities are not looking for any additional suspects.
- Patterson was unemployed.