Missing Persons

FBI Adds Wisconsin Teen Whose Parents Were Shot To Death To Their Most Wanted Missing List

Authorities have gotten hundreds of tips, but none have led them to finding Jayme Closs yet.

A missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found shot to death in their Barron, Wis. home on Monday has now been listed on the FBI’s top kidnapping and missing persons page.

On Thursday, the FBI announced that they are expanding its search for the teen by posting information about her on digital billboards across the nation.

“Please keep your eyes out for these boards and contact the FBI if you have any information on her whereabouts,” the FBI said.

Investigators have been searching for Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents dead in their home. The girl, who was ruled out as a suspect on the first day, was gone when deputies arrived.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a news conference Wednesday that autopsies confirmed that James and Denise Closs had been fatally shot and that their deaths have been ruled homicides.

He said no gun was found at the scene and that evidence from both the house and from the 911 call indicate Jayme Closs was in the family's home when her parents were killed.

Fitzgerald said investigators still have a "100 percent expectation that she's alive," but that even though they've received more than 400 tips, none have been of a credible sighting. He implored the public to share any suspicions, including any behavioral changes in people they know, no matter how small.

"We want to bring Jayme home and put that smile back in her family's hands," said Fitzgerald, who added that investigators don't know whether the attack was random or targeted.

The teen is described as white, 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond or strawberry blond hair.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

[Photo: FBI]

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