Man accused of killing Jayme Closs’ parents worked at same plant with them for 1 day – WISN Milwaukee

The company that employed Jayme Closs’ slain parents said the man accused in the attack worked at the plant for one day nearly three years ago.

Steve Lykken, president of the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Barron, issued a statement Friday saying 21-year-old Jake Patterson was hired one day but quit the next, explaining that he was moving away from the area.

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An obituary for James and Denise Closs says they worked at the turkey processing plant for 27 years.

Lykken said the company and the Hormel Foods family are “overjoyed at the news of Jayme’s safe return.”

Authorities said Jayme escaped from a cabin in the town of Gordon on Thursday and they arrested Patterson on homicide and kidnapping charges.

Records show that defendant Patterson’s father transferred the title of the cabin near to Superior Choice Credit Union on Oct. 23, eight days after the Oct. 15 attack at the Closs family’s home near Barron, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Gordon. It was appraised at $79,300.

The circumstances of the transfer weren’t clear. The credit union didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment Friday and The Associated Press couldn’t find a working phone listing for Patterson’s father, Patrick Patterson.

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