Police arrested a 32-year-old Cameron man after he allegedly broke into the former home of James and Denise Closs on early Saturday morning, Oct. 27, and took several items of clothing belonging to their daughter, Jayme Closs.


Kyle Jaenke-Annis

However, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the man arrested, Kyle Jaenke-Annis, had been cleared of having any connection to the disappearance of Jayme Closs.

Authorities have been searching for Jayme, who they believe is missing and endangered, after her parents were found shot dead in their rural Barron home in the early morning hours of Oct. 15. 

"We have received over 2,000 tips and have closed over 1,875 of them and continue to work on this case. Please continue to call in your tips 1-855-744-3879 or jaymetips@co.barron.wi.us and we will bring Jayme home," Fitzgerald said. "There is a tip out there that will break this case, keep them coming in. Thank you again for the community support behind the law enforcement effort on this case."

Jaenke-Annis has been charged with felony burglary and bail jumping-felony after deputies and investigators found him at the residence on Oct. 27. Police allegedly found a pink tank top sized XS 4, an orange and green girl’s underwear sized 12, a red and white girl’s tank top and an orange and white girl’s dress in his coat pocket. The man also had a black face mask, set of black gloves and a flashlight.

He faces up to 18.5 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines if convicted of both charges. 

He was bound over on a $5,000 cash bond with conditions to have no contact with one residence. An initial appearance was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Read the Wednesday, Oct. 31, edition of The Chetek Alert for more information and updates.

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