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Jayme Closs' Accused Kidnapper: 'The Reason I Did This Is Complicated'

Jake Patterson indicated in a letter that he plans to plead guilty



    Closs Kidnapper: 'I Can't Believe I Did This'

    Jake Patterson, the man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents, says his actions were mostly on impulse and he will plead guilty in a long and detailed letter sent to KARE reporter Lou Raguse. Patterson is currently jailed while awaiting trial. (Published Friday, March 8, 2019)

    The man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and holding her for nearly three months has apologized to Jayme in a letter he wrote to NBC affiliate KARE 11. Jake Patterson, 21, also indicated in his letter that he planned to plead guilty.

    Kare 11 reporter Lou Raguse received a letter from Patterson postmarked Feb. 28. In it, Patterson answered questions Raguse had previously sent about Jayme's kidnapping from her family's home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15.

    "The reason I did this is complicated," Patterson wrote. "No one will believe or can even imagine how sorry I am for hurting Jayme this much. Can’t express it."

    Patterson is also accused of killing the teen's parents.