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Jayme Closs to Receive $25,000 in Reward Money

Jennie-O President Steve Lykken says in a statement that he hopes a trust fund can be set up for Jayme's current and future needs

Jayme Closs to Receive $25,000 in Reward Money
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A "Welcome Home Jayme" sign displayed for Jayme Closs on January 11, 2019 in Barron, Wisconsin, one day after the missing teenager was found coming out of nearby woods.

Turkey products company Jennie-O says it will donate the $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.

Jayme was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 and both of her parents were killed. She escaped 88 days later. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson is charged with kidnapping and homicide.

Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, worked at Jennie-O.

The FBI and Jennie-O contributed a total of $50,000 for information on Jayme's whereabouts. Jennie-O and its parent company, Hormel Foods, announced Thursday that they're working with law enforcement to get Jennie-O's share of the reward to Jayme.

Chilling Details in Jayme Closs' Kidnapping Case Revealed in Court

[NATL CHI] Chilling Details in Jayme Closs' Kidnapping Case Revealed in Court

The public had its first look Monday at the man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jake Patterson, 21, went before a judge for a bond hearing in Barron County, Wisconsin, Monday afternoon. His bond was set for $5 million. NBC 5 Chicago's Kate Chappell reports.

(Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2019)

Jennie-O President Steve Lykken says in a statement that he hopes a trust fund can be set up for Jayme's current and future needs.

It's not clear what the FBI will do with the $25,000 it offered. Details on FBI rewards are generally not disclosed.

  

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