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Jayme Closs honored at Wisconsin capitol as hometown hero

MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) — Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who was abducted for 88 days before escaping her captor and finding help, was honored Wednesday before the Wisconsin Assembly as a hometown hero.

Jayme Closs’s aunt, Jennifer Smith, spoke on behalf of Jayme after being introduced by Rep. Romaine Quinn.“She greatly appreciates the honor,” Smith said. “Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better.”

Closs was reported missing October 15, when her parents, James and Denise, were found murdered in their home in Barron.

The full ceremony was broadcast on Wisconsin Eye HERE.

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