BARRON, Wis. (WITI) -- The Barron, Wisconsin, home in which a 21-year-old man killed two people and abducted their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, has been torn down, CNN affiliate WQOW reported.
It was the house where Jayme had spent most of her life until last October, when she was dragged out of the bloody crime scene, sparking a massive search. The home has been empty since, the affiliate reported.
Jake Patterson barged into the home on October 15, shot both of Jayme’s parents and then held the teen captive for 88 days.
In his confession to police, Patterson said he took a number of steps to carry out his plan.
He stole a pair of license plates and put them on his vehicle and disconnected his vehicle’s dome light so that he wouldn’t be seen when he opened the door, the criminal complaint says.
He wiped down the shotgun wearing gloves so there would be no fingertips and shaved his face and head so he wouldn’t leave behind any forensic evidence, the complaint says.
He had already driven to Jayme’s home twice before. The first time he was scared off by cars in the driveway. The next time, he left after spotting lights and people in the house, Patterson told investigators, according to the complaint.