How You Can Help Jayme Closs
Jennifer Lewerenz | Jan 15, 2019 AT 9:44 am
(KNSI) - The long road to healing for Jayme Closs is just beginning.
University of Wisconsin Stout psychologist Dr. John Klem says Jayme being reunited with family is one step the process, but support will be key for her recovery.
Doctor Klem says Jayme is starting to adjust her perception of the world and says people who see her out and about should treat her normally and not ask her questions about her experience.
Jayme was abducted at gunpoint from her home October 15th. The suspect in that case. 21 year old Jake Patterson appeared by video in a Wisconsin court room Monday to answer to the charges against him.
He says he knew he wanted to take Jayme the moment he saw her getting on her school bus and says he made two attempts to get at her before breaking into the home and taking her. He told investigators after shooting and killing her parents, he tied Jayme up, stuffed her in the trunk of his car and drove her to a remote part of Wisconsin where he held her captive for 88 days.
Jayme managed to escape and go for help on January 10th.A fundraiser set up to help Jayme has already raised over $50 thousand dollars. The public can send cards and well wishes to:
Light the Way Home for Jayme Closs
P.O. Box 539
Rice Lake, WI 54868