A Wisconsin man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl’s parents so he could kidnap her allegedly made up his mind to snatch her after a chance encounter.
Jake Patterson, 21, told investigators he watched Jayme Closs board a school bus that he had stopped behind while driving to his job at a cheese factory.
He faces charges for killing Jayme’s parents and kidnapping her on 15 October last year.
Jayme escaped last Thursday after three months in captivity, say police.
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The criminal complaint states that after Mr Patterson shot and killed Denise and James Closs, he taped Jayme’s hands and feet and dragged her from her home.
Jayme told investigators that Mr Patterson put her in the boot of his vehicle and drove to a rural cabin in the small town of Gordon, where she was allegedly held until her escape.