Jayme Closs Update: Missing Wisconsin Girl Added to FBI's Top Missing Persons List

A missing teenager has been added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's top missing persons list. Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old from Barron County, Wisconsin, was reported missing on Monday, October 15, after both of her parents were found dead inside their home.

The FBI announced on Thursday it was expanding its search for Jayme, who was described as 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. The FBI said it considered the girl "endangered."

Police officers located the bodies of James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, at their home in Barron County on Monday, dead of apparent gunshot wounds, after a 911 call was placed. Their daughter Jayme was not in the house. Authorities had not located any suspects and had not yet determined whether the adults were targeted or whether the killings were random. The motive in the killings remained unknown, and it was not immediately clear who made the 911 call. Authorities reportedly found out whose cellphone the 911 call was dialed from but did not share the information.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced on Wednesday that autopsy results ruled the deaths homicides, and that both adults were killed by gunshot wounds.

"We believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides, and we believe she's in danger," said Fitzgerald, according to CNN.

Hundreds of tips have poured in related to the case, but authorities still have not located Jayme. In a press release on Thursday, the Barron County Sheriff's Office said "nothing of evidentiary value has been recovered."

An extensive search was underway for the girl, with authorities and volunteers scouring Barron County for traces of the teenager. Fitzgerald said he had a "100 percent expectation that she's alive," according to CNN.

"At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound," said Fitzgerald. "That's our goal. That's our only goal right now."

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff's Office at 1-855-744-9879, their local FBI office or the nearest American embassy or consulate.

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Jayme Closs was reported missing after both of her parents were found dead inside their Wisconsin home. FBI
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