The 911 call made to police late last week after 13-year-old Jayme Closs escaped from the Wisconsin home of her suspected captor has been released.
During the conversation, which lasted about 30 minutes, Kristin Kasinskas, the owner of the home in which Jayme awaited authorities, and Jeanne Nutter, the dog walker the young girl first approached, recounted to the emergency dispatcher the series of events that transpired in the moments leading up to the call.
After a few minutes of conversation with Kasinskas, the dispatcher asked to speak with Nutter, who owns a cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin, a place she said she rarely visits during the winter.
“I was walking my dog and we were almost home and she was walking towards me, crying, saying, ‘You gotta help me, you gotta help me,’” Nutter recalled of her first encounter with Jayme. “So, I didn’t want to go into my cabin, because it’s too close to [suspected kidnapper Jake] Patterson’s house.”
After being assured by the 911 operator that a series of police squad cars were en route to Kasinskas’ home, Nutter said Jayme went on to tell her, “He killed my parents. I want to go home. Help me.”
It was also revealed during the call that Jayme was able to escape from Patterson’s home when he left the residence. The teenager, who was first abducted in October following the murder of her parents, told Kasinskas and Nutter she believed Patterson would be back around midnight that day.
Jayme escaped last Thursday.
What else do we know?
Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who is believed to have kidnapped Jayme after murdering her mom and dad, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide as well as kidnapping and armed burglary.
Court filings released this week revealed Patterson orchestrated his plan to kidnap Jayme after randomly seeing her get on her school bus one day. In fact, it wasn’t until after abducting her last fall that Patterson even learned Jayme’s name.
He told police he “never would have been caught if he would have planned everything perfectly.”
But Patterson was able to elude police for quite some time — even when they crossed paths the very night of Jayme’s parents’ murder and her abduction.
According to the criminal complaint filed Monday, police drove past just one vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on their way to the Closs household, where they discovered the bodies of Jayme’s parents.
Officers crossed paths with an older red car, believed to be a Ford Taurus, which yielded to squad cars as they passed by. Jayme, with her wrists and ankles tied and tape over her mouth, was in the trunk of the car.
Police were about 20 seconds too late.
However, if he would have encountered authorities, Patterson told investigators he “most likely would have shot at the police” with the loaded shotgun sitting in the passenger seat next to him.