Missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs found alive: Sheriff

County Wis. Sheriff's Department shows Jayme Closs who was discovered missing Oct. 15 2018 after her parents were found fatally shot at their home in Barron Wis. The Barron County Sheriff'

County Wis. Sheriff's Department shows Jayme Closs who was discovered missing Oct. 15 2018 after her parents were found fatally shot at their home in Barron Wis. The Barron County Sheriff'

What led to Jayme being found is unknown at this time.

Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents were found murdered in their Wisconsin home, has been found alive, police say. She asks people to continue to pray for "Jayme's well-being and our families healing".

"Shortly after this [finding Jayme] a suspect was taken into custody in regards to this case", the statement said.

A news conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

This story is developing.

Less than four hours before he announced that Closs had been found, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald addressed in another social media post apparent rumors that Closs had been found. "Jayme Closs has NOT been located-this is false news", he posted just before 4:30 p.m.

A suspect has been taken into custody, but no more details were immediately available, the sheriff's department said.

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Jayme Closs has been located. "We will not be answering any questions or taking calls on this tonight".

The department thanks the Douglas Co Sheriff's Department and agencies assisting them.

Earlier on Thursday, Barron County Sheriff's officials had to quash news that Closs was relocated, saying that heavy law enforcement presence near a county southwest of Milwaukee was not related to Closs.

"Finally we want to especially thank the family for their support and patience while this case was ongoing", The department posted on Facebook. We also could not have endured this case without the support of the public and I want to thank them for all the support and help. Local investigators were aided by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Two months after Jayme had been missing, Fitzgerald said the lack of evidence seemed to suggest that the killer or killers didn't get far in the home as investigators had not recovered any DNA evidence or fingerprints, nor did they find shoe prints inside the home.

The Barron County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a press briefing tomorrow at 10 am. "From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!"