Jayme Closs' aunt: she had "a pretty good night sleep" first night home

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) -- An aunt says a Wisconsin teenager who was found alive this week almost three months after vanishing from her home had "a pretty good night sleep" on her first night back with family.

Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs was found Thursday afternoon. A 21-year-old man is suspected of killing her parents in October at their home in Barron, Wisconsin, then kidnapping the teen.

One aunt, Jennifer Smith, posted on Facebook Saturday that it was great to know Jayme was next to her all night and that it was a "great feeling to have her home." Smith wrote that the family faces a long road to recover from the ordeal.

Another aunt, Sue Naiberg Allard, posted that Jayme got "the most awaited hug ever" when she returned home.


Attorneys for a man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teen and killing her parents are calling it "a very tragic situation."

Charles Glynn and Richard Jones, attorneys for 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, said in a statement late Friday that there's a lot of emotion surrounding 13-year-old Jayme Closs' apparent abduction in October. Jayme was found alive on Thursday.

Patterson faces kidnapping and homicide charges and has a court appearance Monday. Glynn and Jones say they're relying on "the integrity of our judicial system" to treat him fairly.