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Kidnapping suspect applied to job day before Jayme Closs' escape

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jan 15, 2019

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper applied to a job at a liquor store the day before the teen girl's escape and his arrest.

KARE 11 reports that Jake Patterson submitted an online application to a liquor store in Superior describing himself as "hardworking" and a "quick learner."
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  • Patterson did not list his short time at Jennie-O and Saputo Cheese in his work history.

    In a tweet by KARE 11's reporter Lou Raguse, Patterson listed five months with the U.S. Marines, however the Marines say he was discharged after just five weeks.

    Thirteen-year-old Closs escaped from Patterson's cabin in Gordon, Wis. Thursday after being held in captivity for 88 days. The criminal complaint describes that Patterson became fixated on Closs after seeing her board a school bus while on his way to work.

    According to a criminal complaint, Patterson has confessed to killing both Closs' parents in their home and has since been charged with homicide, kidnapping and burglary.