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‘It Was Live Or Die’: Stunning New Details Reveal How Jayme Closs Escaped Captivity

How Jayme Closs Escaped From Her Captor
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Jan. 11 2019, Updated 6:46 p.m. ET

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In a shocking development, Jayme Closs is alive three months after her parents were murdered, allegedly by the man who abducted her from her home. And now, has exclusive details on her dramatic escape from captivity.

Despite having suffered 'sickening' torture, 13-year-old Jayme managed to run away from her male captor’s remote cabin.

Wearing too-large men’s shoes, she sprinted to the street and flagged down a woman walking her dog, who urged a neighbor to call 911.

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“It was a split-second decision,” a source close to the investigation told “It was live or die. Jayme found an opportunity to escape captivity, and she did.”

The captor held Jayme in a neighborhood where he was “hiding in plain sight,” the source added. “He went about his day — nothing changed, according to neighbors.”

The cabin was deep inside a wooded area, 70 miles away from her family house and 10 miles from Gordon, Wisconsin.


The source noted that Jayme’s kidnapping was eerily similar to that of Amanda Berry, who was tortured and held captive for 10 years in Cleveland, Ohio.

“The man had the specific intent to abduct and torture Jayme — she was malnourished and dehydrated,” the source continued.

“The things Jayme went through are so disturbing, so demented and sickening that the most twisted horror director couldn’t recreate it.”

A man in his early twenties is now behind bars in Douglas County Jail after being arrested in connection to her abduction. He has not yet been charged.

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