HARRISON, Idaho — A local family is reportedly asking for help in locating a relative that’s at the center of a missing persons case.
The disappearance of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who was reported missing from her Wisconsin home, has since gained national attention. The St. Maries Gazette Record reported on Wednesday that a Harrison couple is related to Closs.
In a Facebook post, the paper described Closs as a “distant” relative of the Harrison couple. The relatives were not named, but were reportedly asking area residents to be on the lookout for Closs. An FBI missing persons poster was subsequently shared.
Closs is described as standing five feet tall and weighing 100 pounds. She is white with blonde hair and green eyes.
Closs’ disappearance made national headlines in October. Authorities responded to the Closs family home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15 after receiving a mostly inaudible 911 call from the cell phone belonging to Closs’ mother. Minutes later, Closs’ parents were subsequently found dead inside their home and Jayme was missing. James and Denise Closs were both reportedly shot to death.
The case prompted large search efforts around Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office has received over 2,000 tips in the case since mid-October, but no suspects have been identified.
Anyone who sees Jayme or has any information on the case is asked to call 911 or the Barron County Sheriff’s tip line at 1-855-744-3879. The department has also created an email for tips at email@example.com, which will accept any photos or videos related to possible sightings.