Sheriff seeks 2,000 volunteers to search for Wisconsin girl

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Authorities believe 13-year-old Jayme Closs was taken from her home near Barron on October 15.

After an initial ground search on Thursday in which 100 volunteers helped search for clues into 13-year-old Jayme Closs' disappearance, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said such searches wouldn't resume unless investigators received a tip that justified them continuing. Though nobody spoke, "a lot of yelling" could be heard.

The log does not indicate who made the 911 call, who was yelling or what was being yelled.

She is believed to have witnessed the murders, but is not considered a suspect based on evidence recovered at the scene, police said.

Authorities said Monday that they're looking for two cars in connection with the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down last week.

Police discovered the bodies of the couple when they arrived at the residence, but there were no signs of Jayme, prompting them to issue an AMBER Alert for the missing teenager.

A sheriff's deputy and agents from the state Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation mapped the area by helicopter Monday afternoon in preparation for Tuesday's search.

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Authorities at the home of James and Denise Closs, found dead on Monday in Barron, Wisconsin. He did not release license plate numbers or say how the vehicles might be tied to the case.

The door had been kicked in.

Closs' parents deaths have been ruled homicides, Fitzgerald said Wednesday.

Fitzgerald had declined to comment whether the crime was random or targeted. All volunteers must be age 18 or older and registered at the staging area to participate in the search.

Volunteers and law enforcement combed the sides of USA 8 - the road where the Closs' home is located - on Thursday, looking for evidence. "These tips have led us to this". Dispatch records state that James Closs answered the door.

"It was just, "bang" and 'bang", Smrekar said. Anyone with information can call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

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