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‘Were So Blessed!!!’ Jayme Closs Enjoys 'Big Steak' With Grandpa After Months-Long Kidnapping Ordeal
The Wisconsin 13-year-old's grandfather, Robert Naiberg, promised he'd buy her a big steak while she was still missing and he made good on that pledge.
The 13-year-old girl who managed to escape a Wisconsin cabin where she'd been held for nearly three months after witnessing her parents get murdered by her alleged kidnapper enjoyed some quality time - and a “big steak” - with her grandfather.
A photo shared to the public Facebook group, “Light the way home for Jayme” shows a smiling Jayme Closs posing with her grandfather at a dining room table in a cozy home. Both had plates full of steak and posed with a fork up and ready to eat.
“Were so blessed!!!” the photo caption reads. “We had to share!! grandpa said since day one he was gonna buy Jayme a big steak when she was found!! well here it is he bought her steak and they had lunch together at his house!!”
Robert Naiberg made that promise back in December when she was still missing.
"I just wish that I had you home, I'd take you out for a steak if I had you home, she likes steak," Naiberg said, according to WEAU in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Patterson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of kidnapping and armed burglary.
Patterson allegedly told investigators he saw Jayme getting on a school bus near her home and decided then to abduct her. He tried to abduct the teen twice before finally doing so, but backed out both times because of nerves, according to court documents. He followed through on the third attempt, authorities say.
A criminal complaint written against Patterson by Barron County prosecutors, obtained by Oxygen.com, revealed how the Closs family was sleeping when Patterson showed up to their home armed with a shotgun. He allegedly first shot James Closs who went to the front door to investigate. Jayme and her mother locked the bathroom door and hid in the bathtub while calling 911, but Patterson busted down the door before allegedly killing Denise Closs. Both parents were shot once in the head with a shotgun.
Patterson then allegedly took the teen to his cabin near Gordon, a township of 645 people in thickly forested Douglas County.
After nearly three months, Closs managed to escape her captor and seek help.
Since her escape, Closs has been reunited with family in Wisconsin.
Patterson's next court date is Wednesday.