Flood Warning

Amber Alert Issued for 13-Year-Old Wisconsin Girl After Parents Found Dead

A 13-year-old girl is missing and believed in danger after her parents were found slain in their northwestern Wisconsin home, authorities said.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs, whose parents were found dead in their home near Barron shortly after someone there called 911 early Monday, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators are trying to find out not only where the girl is, but what led to her parents’ deaths.

“At the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound — that’s our goal,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told CNN affiliate WQOW.

During the 911 call, the dispatcher heard someone in the background yelling for help, Fitzgerald told CNN affiliate WCCO.

No one talked to the dispatcher directly, and investigators don’t know who called, the sheriff told WQOW.

When deputies arrived, they found Jayme’s parents — James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46 — dead, the sheriff’s department said. Fitzgerald said he couldn’t immediately say how the couple died, but gunshots were involved, WQOW reported.

“We believe Jayme was in the house when this took place,” Fitzgerald told WCCO.

Jayme Closs is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has green eyes and blond or strawberry hair, the sheriff’s department said.

Barron, a city of 3,400, is about 75 miles northeast of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.