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Barron mayor overjoyed Jayme Closs found alive

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 11:54:07-05

A Wisconsin mayor says he's overjoyed that a teenager missing since her parents were killed in October has been found alive.

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs went missing Oct. 15, when her parents were found dead in the family's home near Barron in northwestern Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff's Department posted on its Facebook page Thursday evening that Jayme had been found alive in Douglas County, Wisconsin, which borders Lake Superior.

Authorities are planning a news conference Friday morning. They say they have a suspect in custody but won't give more details until then.

Barron Mayor Ron Fladten says he hasn't heard any details about Closs' discovery. He says knowing she's been found is "unbelievable. It's like taking a big black cloud in the sky and getting rid of it and the sun comes out again."