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Women who helped Wisconsin teen to safety

Women who helped Wisconsin teen to safety

Women who helped Wisconsin teen to safety

Jen Zettel, USA TODAY-Wisconsin
Published eight:56 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2019

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13-year-old Jayme Closs has been present in nortwest Wisconsin, government stated Thursday. She were lacking since her oldsters had been discovered killed in October. Authorities say a suspect is in custody. (Jan. 11)

GORDON, Wis. — When Jeanne Nutter noticed a tender woman strolling towards her yelling for lend a hand Thursday afternoon, she stated instincts from her profession as a social employee kicked in.

“I went to her and she just sort of grabbed onto me and she told me who she was. I’ve been a social worker my whole life. I was in child protection, so I believe my CPS personality just turned on,” Nutter instructed USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. “My goal was to get her someplace safe, to call 911.”

Nutter sought lend a hand from neighbors within the Eau Claire Acres group as a result of she wasn’t certain who else used to be with Jayme or the place they went.

“I didn’t know where the perpetrator of this was and she wasn’t sure either, so I just went to a couple places trying to find people,” she stated.

They ended up on the house of a neighbor who works as a trainer. Nutter banged at the door and instructed her neighbor to name 911 as a result of she believed she had Jayme Closs.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald introduced that Jayme Closs used to be situated Thursday afternoon. A suspect used to be taken into custody in a while after, Fitzgerald stated. 

When requested how she feels about what took place now that she’s had a while to procedure it, Nutter choked up just a little.

“I’m just so glad that she’s safe.”

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Nutter stated Closs gave the impression to be bodily advantageous, however in surprise.

“She’s a traumatized child. I believe she was just maybe in shock,” she stated.

Nutter retired as a social employee with Child Protective Services, however nonetheless works as an consultant to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s social paintings program. She and her husband are living south of Eau Claire and feature a cabin out of doors of Gordon. They arrived at their cabin Thursday to escape for a couple of days.

She stated she’s grateful her canine, Henry — who she described as a goofy golden retriever — sought after to opt for a stroll.

“I’m just happy that she’s safe. I feel like it’s sort of a miracle that she’s still alive. I’m glad my dog wanted to go for a walk and we did and there she was,” she stated. “My goal was to get her to a safe place and I did. The police were amazing.”

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