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missing teen
January 11, 2019

The Wisconsin teenager who had been missing since her parents' murder in October has just been found alive.

13-year-old Jayme Closs was found on Thursday afternoon by a woman who was walking her dog east of Gordon, Wisconsin, the Star Tribune reports. Closs, who appeared skinny and dirty and was wearing shoes too big for her, "came up to me and said she wanted help," the woman who found her said, explaining that she immediately recognized her as the teenager whose disappearance had been all over the news.

The woman, who The Daily Beast identified as Jeanne Nutter, subsequently ran with Closs to a nearby house and asked the homeowners to call 911. Closs declined food or water while she waited there for police, the homeowners told the Tribune. The homeowners also said that Closs didn't know about Gordon, but based on talking with her, they suspected this was where she had been the whole time.

Closs' parents were found shot at their Wisconsin home on Oct. 15, and the FBI had been looking for her ever since, believing her to have been abducted, per The Associated Press. Where she ultimately turned up is roughly 70 miles from her home, CNN reports. Further details about Closs' disappearance are not currently available, but police say a suspect has been taken into custody. Brendan Morrow

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