100 volunteers requested to help find evidence in Jayme Closs case

Officials in Barron County are asking for volunteers to help search for evidence connected to the case of a missing Wisconsin girl.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday morning that it is looking for 100 able-bodied volunteers in “conducting a routine search for articles of evidentiary value that may be related to the incident.”

Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies who responded to a 911 call early Monday found her parents James and Denise Closs dead in their home in Barron. Their deaths were ruled homicides Wednesday.

Volunteers should report to the intersection of Highway 8 and 16th Street at 2 p.m. in Barron.

Volunteers need to present a photo ID and be able to walk on uneven terrain. Volunteers should wear hard-soled shoes, proper clothing and provide their own water.

Once we have 100 able-bodied volunteers, we will need to turn additional people away.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is also sending therapists and comfort dogs on Thursday to help students at Closs’ school.

Jayme is not a suspect in her parents’ murders and investigators believe she’s in danger, the sheriff’s department has said.

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