Jayme Closs' Family 'Relieved' With 'Closure' After Abductor Jake Patterson Pleads Guilty

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Source: Barron County Sheriff’s Department; MEGA

Mar. 27 2019, Updated 5:50 p.m. ET

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Jayme Closs' family is "relieved" with "closure" after her abductor Jake Patterson pleaded guilty to mercilessly gunning down James and Denise Closs before kidnapping the 13-year-old Jayme, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Patterson, 20, abducted Jayme last October and held her captive in a cabin in the woods for nearly three-months.

“The Closs family is relieved that they won’t have to relive the nightmare,” a source close to the family of Jayme Closs told Radar. “Hopefully now there will be some closure.”

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Radar was first to report that the brave teen escaped captivity on the evening of Jan. 10.

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

The deranged man 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.”

Patterson faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

This is a developing story. Stay with Radar for updates.

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