She was found by a woman walking her dog on Thursday afternoon.
Closs escaped 88 days of captivity - authorities have identified her suspected captor as 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson - after he allegedly murdered her parents and kidnapped her. Closs gave neighbors and police a description of a vehicle that Patterson was said to be driving, and police captured the suspect quickly.
Jayme was reunited with family members Friday, a moment Fitzgerald said he and many others have been hoping for since October. We had too much love and support around us for us to give up, ' her aunt said.
Another Aunt, Sue Allard, said she could barely express her joy after learning the news.
The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents with a shotgun almost three months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until that fateful night, blending into the state's vast northwestern forests. She escaped Thursday from a northwestern Wisconsin cabin where she'd been held. He is expected to make an initial court appearance sometime next week, after the Barron County District Attorney files a criminal complaint.
She wrote in part - "It was great to know she was next to me all night, what a great feeling to have her home".
Fitzgerald said Friday that authorities do not know how Patterson became aware of Closs, as he reportedly never had contact with her family.
Jayme's parents James and Denise Closs were found shot dead on October 15 at their home in Barron, Wisconsin.
Sheriff Fitzgerald says Jayme was being held against her will in a home in the Douglas County community of Gordon, about an hour north of Barron.
A suspect was arrested and taken into custody 11 minutes later, police said.
Jayme told one of the neighbours in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive.
Jayme's grandfather, Robert Naiberg, said in a telephone interview on Saturday the only thing the family knows for sure is that no one knew Patterson.
Jayme was pictured smiling alongside her relieved aunt Jennifer Naiberg Smith, who gave permission for the image to be used after their emotional reunion.
"She said that this person's name was Jake Patterson, 'he killed my parents and took me, '" said another neighbour, Kristin Kasinskas.
"I don't understand it yet myself", Fitzgerald said. Police are still investigating and say 'she is doing as well as circumstances allow'.
"My kids and I - we went downstairs", she said.
He worked for a day in 2016 for the Jennie-O turkey plant in Barron before he quit, saying he was moving out of the area, according to Jennie-O President Steve Lykken.
Sheriff Fitzgerald did say that he does not plan to hold any further press conferences on this case.
Jake Thomas Patterson has been jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges.
Patterson, who was unemployed, remained largely an enigma Saturday. Property records show that the cabin belonged to Patterson's father.
Patterson took such measures as shaving his head beforehand to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, the sheriff said. "I mean, it's sad when you hear a story that your child is deceased, I don't want to hear that".
Kasinskas said that three officers initially arrived at her home.