Jayme Closs is back home with her loved ones today after being held captive for nearly three months. The man accused of kidnapping her and murdering her parents is in court today.
A just-released criminal complaint is revealing new details of how and why Jayme was kidnapped.
Closs’ Grandfather, Robert Naiberg, tells us, “I was the 1st one she gave hug to… She gave me a big hug and I gave her a big hug.”
The 13-year-old is finally back in the arms of her loved ones as the recently released court documents reveal new details about her ordeal.
According to the criminal complaint, Paterson has confessed to murdering Jayme’s parents, saying he saw Jayme get off the school bus one day and, “knew that was the girl he was going to take”.
Jayme remembers that night. Telling police she woke to her dog barking at a strange car in the driveway. Her dad raced to the front door.
Jayme says she hid with her mom in the bathroom as she heard her dad be shot and killed then the guname broke down the door, killing her mother and dragging her, bound, into the trunk of his car.
She says he threatened her with physical violence and kept her trapped under his bed for up to 12 hours without food, water, or bathroom. Finally, she was able to escape.
Lynn Closs, Jayme’s Aunt, says she’s proud that “…she took the power away from this man. That she did this. I mean, it’s just incredible. I mean, the strength that this little girl has…”
Her family says there is so much they want to know, but they’re careful not to ask too many questions just yet.
Another aunt, Sue Allard, says, “Right now, the first step is surrounding her by love; making sure she’s safe…”
Paterson reportedly told police that he did not know Jayme’s parents and didn’t even know their names until he heard it on the news. He also says he thinks he would’ve gotten away with it if he had planned it perfectly.