Girl abducted after her parents' death to get $35,000 reward


The teenage girl who was abducted from her family home after her parents were killed will receive half of the $70,000 reward money that was offered after she disappeared.

Jayme Closs, 13, was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, on October 15 after her parents were shot.

In a remarkable development, the missing teen was found on January 10 after she managed to escape from a cabin where she was held for 88 days.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaks during a news conference in October 2018 after Jayme Closs disappeared. Source: AP

Jake Patterson, 21, was charged shortly after with kidnapping and homicide.

Jayme’s parents, James and Denise Closs, worked at Jennie-O, a supplier of turkey products.

The company joined forces with the FBI to contribute a total of US$50,000 (AU$70,195) for information on Jayme’s whereabouts.

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is pictured in his initial court appearance on January 14 via video feed from the Barron County jail. Source: AP

Jennie-O and its parent company, Hormel Foods, announced on Thursday they were working with law enforcement to get its share of the reward to Jayme.

Jennie-O President Steve Lykken says in a statement he hopes a trust fund can be set up for Jayme’s current and future needs.

Jayme is set to receive $25,000 in money donated from her parents’ former workplace. Source: AP