Wisconsin girl ‘missing and endangered’ after finding parents dead

ABCNews.com(BARRON, Wis.) -- Police said a young Wisconsin girl is “missing and endangered” on Monday after discovering her parents dead inside the family’s home.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jayme Closs after discovering the bodies of her parents, James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, earlier in the day.

Officers made the terrifying discovery at the couple’s home in Barron, Wisconsin, at around 1 a.m., while responding to a 911 report from an unknown caller asking for help, police said.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald did not say how the couple had died, but he indicated that there had been gunshots. Investigators said the teenager may have been abducted from the home at gunpoint.

There were no leads or suspects as of early Tuesday morning and there were no clues or hints left the crime scene.

"At the end of the end of the day, I want a 13-year-old here safe and sound. That's our goal. That's our only goal right now," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news briefing.

Police in Miami were investigating a possible sighting of the teen at a gas station, but they could not confirm the authenticity of the tip.

A tipster reported seeing a person “fitting the description of endangered juvenile Jayme Closs” between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday in a black Ford Explorer with a possible Wisconsin plate of I60WER, the Miami Police Department said Tuesday.

“The vehicle was occupied by 2 well dressed, middle eastern males in their 30’s, about 5’7” to 5’09”, 200-250 lbs., and both had a beard. Furthermore, inside the vehicle was a young girl fitting the description of Jayme Closs,” the department said in a press release. “If you have any information please call 911 immediately.”

Police said anyone with information about the case should contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpire

Parents brawl during youth baseball game after disagreeing with 13-year-old umpirefstop123/iStock(LAKEWOOD, Colo.) -- A baseball game between a group of 7-year-old kids degenerated into an all-out brawl with parents throwing haymakers, other cowering for cover and a woman even jumping on someone's back.

The reason for the brawl: a parent didn't like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire.

The fight began at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb southwest of Denver, on Saturday at about noon as 15 to 20 adults got into a violent tussle, according to Lakewood police.

The brawl was still ongoing as Lakewood police arrived at the scene.

These adults took over the field and began assaulting each other on 6/15 during a youth baseball game. We're looking for any info, in particular to ID the man in the white shirt/teal shorts. Several people have already been cited in this fight and injuries were reported. pic.twitter.com/ieenhwCrbU

— Lakewood Police (@LakewoodPDCO) June 18, 2019

Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

Police are looking for an adult in a white T-shirt and teal shorts in particular because he can be seen in the video throwing sucker punches at people looking in the other direction. Police said it is unknown if this person is a parent of one of the children in the game.

There were a few minor injuries and one person suffered serious bodily injury, police told ABC News. No details on the injury were available.

Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.