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Family, friends of kidnapped teen Jayme Closs praise her strength and share photos after her escape

Friends and family of 13-year-old Jayme Closs have been sharing photos of the teen following her miraculous return after having been missing for 88 days.

Jayme turned up five days ago, after allegedly having escaped being held in captivity by Jake Patterson, 21, who is also accused of killing her parents.

Since she’s been back, the outpouring of support from her community has been as strong as ever, with many calling the teen ‘JAYMAZING’ for her resilience in the face of everything she’s been through and has yet to face. 

Jayme Closs’ friends and family have shared photos of the abducted 13-year-old as she’s returned to Barron, Wisconsin after having been missing for 88 days, allegedly in captivity of Jake Patterson, 21. Jayme is pictured with her aunt, Sue Allard

Jayme’s aunt, Sue Allard, was pictured with her niece, holding her tight on a bed with the letters ‘JAYME’ displayed in the background.

In several photos, Jayme is seen clutching on to stuffed animals, and always in the center of a group of friends and family, who are holding her tight. 

Her aunt, Jennifer Smith, flanked her left right side in a photo shared on Sunday,  with cousin Lindsey Smith close to her left side.

Jayme (center) is seen with her cousin Bailey Lynn Sikora (left) and another relative in a photo posted to Facebook on Sunday

Jayme (center) is seen with her cousin Bailey Lynn Sikora (left) and another relative in a photo posted to Facebook on Sunday

Jayme (center) is pictured with aunt Jennifer Smith (left) and cousin Lindsey Smith (right) in a photo shared to social media on Sunday

Jayme (center) is pictured with aunt Jennifer Smith (left) and cousin Lindsey Smith (right) in a photo shared to social media on Sunday

More family members posted photos on Monday with the smiling teenager, including relatives Brody and Seara Closs.

Another photo shared by her cousin,  Tyrel Sikora, showed Jayme clutching a stuffed animal and smiling, in the same bright yellow, hooded sweatshirt.

On the photo with Sikora, a person named Rhiana LeNae commented, ‘This is so beautiful! Please keep sharing that smile of hers! She’s a real life superhero.’ 

Jayme (right) is pictured with cousin Lindsey Smith (right) in a photo shared to social media on Sunday, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt

Jayme (right) is pictured with cousin Lindsey Smith (right) in a photo shared to social media on Sunday, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt

More family members posted photos on Monday with the smiling teenager (center), including relatives Brody (left) and Seara Closs (right)

More family members posted photos on Monday with the smiling teenager (center), including relatives Brody (left) and Seara Closs (right)

Jayme is pictured with her cousin Tyrel Sikora clutching a stuffed animal and smiling

Jayme is pictured with her cousin Tyrel Sikora clutching a stuffed animal and smiling

Robert Massey called for ‘all prayer warriors’ to join him in supporting Jayme, in a post that included a photo of the teen cuddled up with two dogs, including her own, named Molly, at the foot of the bed.

‘We have had some great days of celebration here which have been simply #JAYMAZING but I feel it’s time to get back to the business at hand, which is praying for Jayme,’ Massey wrote.

‘Yes, she has been rescued and she’s back home, but home is now a completely different place than where she went to bed on the night of October 14. She has been through who knows what, and now comes back to a new house, without her parents, and trying to rationalize what just happened for the last 88 days of her life. 

‘She needs our prayers now more than ever! We prayed this girl back home, now we need to pray her back to a more normal life again.’ 

Robert Massey called for 'all prayer warriors' to join him in supporting Jayme, in a post that included a photo of the teen cuddled up with two dogs, including her own, named Molly, at the foot of the bed

Robert Massey called for ‘all prayer warriors’ to join him in supporting Jayme, in a post that included a photo of the teen cuddled up with two dogs, including her own, named Molly, at the foot of the bed

Members of Jayme’s family told DailyMail.com they would be in court on Monday to ‘look Jake Patterson in the eye,’ as he made his first appearance in Barron County Circuit Court.

Speaking on the eve of Patterson’s arraignment Jayme’s aunt Jennifer Smith, 48, revealed they had made the difficult decision to face down the man accused of kidnapping the teen and gunning down her parents – whom he saw as a ‘barrier’ to her, his target – on the advice of law enforcement.

She said: ‘I won’t be there but my brother and sister will be there to look him in the eye.’

Jennifer described the court appearance as, ‘the next step towards healing,’ in this long and difficult process.

She added: ‘We were advised by agents that this would be a good thing, so yes some of the family will be there.’

Family members of Jayme Closs' (pictured with her aunt Sue Naiberg Allard) told DailyMail.com they will be in court later today to 'look Jake Patterson in the eye,' as he makes his first appearance in Barron County Circuit Court

Family members of Jayme Closs’ (pictured with her aunt Sue Naiberg Allard) told DailyMail.com they will be in court later today to ‘look Jake Patterson in the eye,’ as he makes his first appearance in Barron County Circuit Court

Jayme's aunt Jennifer Smith, 48, (left with Jayme's aunt Sue Allard) revealed they had made the difficult decision to face down the man accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old and gunning down her parents - whom he saw as a 'barrier' to Jayme 

Jayme’s aunt Jennifer Smith, 48, (left with Jayme’s aunt Sue Allard) revealed they had made the difficult decision to face down the man accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old and gunning down her parents – whom he saw as a ‘barrier’ to Jayme 

It has been barely five days since Jayme fled the remote cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin where Patterson is accused of having held her hostage for 87 days in a crime that propelled the small Wisconsin town of Barron, with a population of just over 3,000, unwillingly into the spotlight.

Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald has always maintained that his mission was to ‘bring Jayme home.’ But faced with the violence of the apparently targeted attack and abduction in the early hours of October 15 he was forced to admit that his assertion was based on nothing more concrete than hope.

Ultimately, he has said, Jayme herself broke the case after she escaped and ‘turned up like a ghost,’ 70 miles from her home in rural Wisconsin.

Yet despite her ordeal her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, said she is doing ‘exceptionally well,’ and is in ‘exceptionally high spirits, good spirits for what she went through.’

As Jayme’s family prepares to face down Patterson in court, DailyMail.com obtained exclusive photos of the squalid basement ‘cell’ where cops believe she could have been kept prisoner for 88 days.

The secret den complete with a scruffy mattress and cuddly stuffed pig is beneath Patterson’s tumbledown forest cabin in rural Gordon, Wisconsin. 

It has been barely four days since Jayme fled the remote cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin where 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson is accused of having held her hostage for 87 days in a crime that propelled the small Wisconsin town of Barron, with a population of just over 3,000, unwilling into the spotlight

Jake Thomas Patterson, 21 is being held for two counts of first degree intentional homicide and and one count of kidnapping of Jayme Closs

Patterson, 21, is believed to have lived at the isolated woodland home until his arrest on charges of kidnapping and intentional homicide

As Jayme's family prepares to face down Patterson in court, DailyMail.com obtained exclusive photos of the squalid basement 'cell' where cops believe she could have been kept prisoner

As Jayme’s family prepares to face down Patterson in court, DailyMail.com obtained exclusive photos of the squalid basement ‘cell’ where cops believe she could have been kept prisoner

The den was filled with soft toys, a dirty mattress, women's clothing, and women's makeup 

The den was filled with soft toys, a dirty mattress, women’s clothing, and women’s makeup 

The image above shows the filthy basement den where authorities believe 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held prisoner by her alleged abductor, Jake Thomas Patterson, 21 

The image above shows the filthy basement den where authorities believe 13-year-old Jayme Closs was held prisoner by her alleged abductor, Jake Thomas Patterson, 21 

A stash of kids’ backpacks, including one with panda ears, can be seen piled up in one corner of the eight-foot-by-eight-foot room. 

Police sources say investigators are zeroing in on the creepy lair as they try to establish the exact spot where Jayme was imprisoned after Patterson allegedly slaughtered her parents and snatched her. 

They are also understood to have examined an adjacent basement compartment, a former wine cellar, which was the only room in the house which had its curtains drawn when officers arrived on Thursday to search the ramshackle property following Jayme’s remarkable escape. 

Patterson is believed to have lived at the isolated woodland home until his arrest on charges of kidnapping and intentional homicide.

The surrounding 2.5-acre lot is littered with old cars, rusty bikes and an assortment of junk, while a sign saying ‘Patterson’s Retreat’ greets visitors as they approach the two-story, $110,000 dwelling.

Twinkling Christmas decorations are still strung across the yard and many of the lights are still on inside the wooden house – suggesting the occupant left in a hurry and didn’t have a chance to return.

The image above shows the cabin in rural Wisconsin where Jake Patterson allegedly held 13-year-old Jayme Closs prisoner for nearly three months

The image above shows the cabin in rural Wisconsin where Jake Patterson allegedly held 13-year-old Jayme Closs prisoner for nearly three months

The window with the blue tape leads inside to the basement 'cell' where authorities fear Jayme was held prisoner

The window with the blue tape leads inside to the basement ‘cell’ where authorities fear Jayme was held prisoner

This part of the home appeared to be well-equipped. It has a furnace, a television, a couch, and lights

This part of the home appeared to be well-equipped. It has a furnace, a television, a couch, and lights

A number of coats are seen hanging from hangers on the wall on the left. The room on the right appears to have a washing machine

A number of coats are seen hanging from hangers on the wall on the left. The room on the right appears to have a washing machine

Chillingly, a mound of trash strewn beside a garage includes an empty box of 80 adult Member’s Mark diapers.

Lying nearby in the snow are empty bottles of sugary alcoholic drinks such as cranberry and lime Smirnoff Ice, Henry’s Hard Soda and black cherry White Claw, as well as discarded bags of chips.

What looks like a recently baked and eaten tray of pasta was dumped outside.

The cabin itself is filled with an assortment of tatty old furniture, from rocking chairs to fans and years-old televisions and stereos. 

Dirty plates are piled up in a dated kitchen.

Inside the main living room is a half-finished game of Monopoly and a book entitled ‘US Armed Forces Survival Guide’.

A hammer, a flashlight, a scouring pad, scissors and a spray bottle of cleaning fluid are piled on a table.

Investigators think it’s possible that Jayme could have spent time in different areas of the house before being bundled into the basement whenever Patterson thought someone was visiting.  

Jayme was found at the Eau Claire Acres estate near the town of Gordon, which is about 70 miles away from her home in Barron where she was abducted

Jayme was found at the Eau Claire Acres estate near the town of Gordon, which is about 70 miles away from her home in Barron where she was abducted

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