(Wilmar, MN) – The Jennie-O and Hormel Foods company say the reward money it offered for information leading to the discovery of then-missing teen Jayme Closs would go directly to the Jayme herself.

“We’re still mourning the loss of longtime family members Jim and Denise,” Jennie-O Turkey Store President Steve Lykken said at a company event today.  “We are all so thankful for Jayme’s brave escape and that she is back in Barron.  The company has expressed its wishes to donate the $25,o00 to Jayme.”

Jayme was missing for 88 days after the grizzly discovery of her parent’s bodies, who were shot dead October 15, 2018 at their Barron, Wisconsin home.  Jayme escaped the home of her alleged captor, Jake Patterson and approached a woman for help.  The 21-year-old Patterson is charged with Jayme’s kidnapping and the murders of her parents.

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