Jake Patterson, Jayme Closs’ kidnapper, moved out of Wisconsin

BARRON — A man who admitted to kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents was moved to a facility outside of Wisconsin.

Jake Patterson, 22, is serving life without parole for the October deaths of James and Denise Closs.

State records said he was moved Monday, July 15 but they did not say where. The Department of Corrections said his location was not being disclosed for his safety.

It was not clear why he was transferred.

Patterson held Jayme captive in a remote cabin for nearly three months before she escaped in January. The criminal complaint says he saw Jayme getting on a school bus and decided “she was the girl he was going to take.”

Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. He was sentenced in May.

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