Suspect in Wisconsin Double-Murder, Kidnapping Case Due in Court Monday

Jake Thomas Patterson is accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents during a home invasion

Jake Thomas Patterson is accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents during a home invasion

The adults knew Closs's accused captor also is believed to have killed the girl's parents - so they weren't about to take any chances, they said. That led to an intense search that ended on Thursday when she was found alive 70 miles from her home.

Nutter told reporters she knew the young girl needed help and took her inside. Did she go with him to the store? "Did he buy food?" he said.

"In my mind, I said, 'oh, that can't be the same person, '" she said. They say he then gunned the couple down and made off with their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme. Jayme wasn't really talking on her own. "She is a strong girl and we are blessed to have her back", Trowbridge said.

Patterson went to the Closs home outside Barron, Wisconsin, with the intention of taking Jayme, Fitzgerald said.

After murdering both her parents it is believed Mr Patterson then abducted Jayme and took her to his home about 120km away in Gordon.

What's unclear, however, is how and why Patterson - from the remote community of Gordon, two counties from Barron - allegedly chose Jayme for kidnapping. As an example, Fitzgerald said Patterson shaved his head to avoid leaving any hair as evidence during the assault.

But Closs' family are focussed exclusively on her wellbeing as they help her settle back into life, though the heartbreak of her parents' deaths still weighs heavy on them all.

Almost three years ago, Patterson worked for one day at the same meat products facility where Jayme's parents worked - the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron. Patterson quit, saying he was moving from the area, according to the company.

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there.

Neighbors called 911 and officers arrested Peterson within minutes. When the dispatcher called back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs, 46.

Police arrived to find the door kicked in, Jayme missing and her parents dead.

The girl was missing for almost three months.

Nutter, a social worker who spent year working for the child protection services, spotted that Jayme looked unkempt and wasn't dressed for the cold weather and approached the teen, at which point Closs disclosed who she was.

"She was very calm", Peter said.

Nutter, who has a background as a social worker and who is a part-time academic advisor for the UW-Madison school of social work, was seemingly the flawless person to run into a distressed girl in need of immediate help.

Jayme told them Patterson wasn't going to be home until midnight, Kasinskas recalled. Nutter went to leave, only to return to the cabin to put on anti-slip cleats over her shoes. Prosecutors are set to formally charge him with two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping before court begins.

When Jayme said the name, Kasinskas said she immediately recognized it.

Jennifer Halvorson, who is close with Smith, told PEOPLE that Closs is incredibly close with her aunt and glad to be reunited with her. But Jayme said his age, and Kasinskas realized the ages lined up, too.