Jayme Closs’ kidnapper revealed his sick obsession with the teenager in a letter written from jail.
Jake Patterson, 21, declared his love for the 13-year-old in the letter that was adorned with hearts.
‘My brother… got a puppy named “Vale” a couple of weeks before [heart] Jayme [heart] ran away,’ he wrote to a friend, according to Radar Online.
‘I love Mexican food too, but I like lots of stuff. Chocolate and berries are probably my favorite. Me and Jayme cooked a bunch of stuff. Cooking is another thing I like doing a lot,’ he added.
Jayme Closs’ kidnapper, Jake Patterson, 21, revealed his sick obsession with the 13-year-old in a letter written from jail. Patterson declared his love for her in the letter that was adorned with hearts
Jayme (left and right, before the abduction) escaped from Patterson’s home on January 10. She had been missing since October 15 last year when her parents James and Denise were shot dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin.
Jayme escaped from Patterson’s home on January 10. She had been missing since October 15 last year when her parents James and Denise were shot dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin.
In the letter, Patterson didn’t show any remorse for his crimes.
‘I went from never committing a crime or really doing anything bad to doing the worst thing a human can do. Just one big f**k up ha ha,’ he wrote.
Patterson had been keeping Jayme in the basement of his home.
She was able to escape when he went out on January 10. She had been forced to crawl under his bed but once she heard that he was gone she got out and ran for her life.
Patterson had been keeping Jayme in the basement of his home. She was able to escape when he went out on January 10. She had been forced to crawl under his bed but once she heard that he was gone she got out and ran for her life
Patterson had been watching her before he abducted her and told prosecutors that he decided she would be ‘the one’ he wanted to take after seeing her get on the school bus.
The extent of how he tortured her is yet to be seen. Patterson is in custody awaiting his next court date.
Jayme told police that on the night she was abducted, she awoke to her dog’s barking, then woke her parents as a car came up the driveway.
Her father went to the front door as Jayme and her mother hid in a bathtub, according to the complaint. Jayme told police she heard a gunshot and knew her dad had been killed.
Patterson — dressed in black and wearing a face mask — broke down the bathroom door.
He taped Jayme’s mouth, hands and ankles before pulling her out of the bathtub and shooting her mother in the head, the complaint said.
Jayme told police that on the night she was abducted, she awoke to her dog’s barking. Her father, James (left), went to the front door as Jayme and her mother, Denise (right), hid in a bathtub
Patterson dragged Jayme outside, threw her in the trunk of his car and drove off, according to the complaint.
He then took her to a cabin and said no one could know she was there or ‘bad things could happen to her,’ the complaint said.
When he left or had friends over, he sealed her under the bed with tote boxes and weights so she couldn’t crawl out, sometimes for hours, according to the complaint.
When his father visited, Patterson told investigators, he turned up the radio to conceal any noise she might make.
She was forced to live in a squalid basement ‘cell’ strewn with soft toys, filthy bedding and women’s clothes.
The image above shows the filthy basement den where Jayme was held prisoner
The den was filled with soft toys, a dirty mattress, women’s clothing, and women’s makeup
Since escaping from Patterson, Jayme has taken comfort in the cards and letters she has received from supporters.
In a statement released last week, the girl’s family said she was grateful for all the well wishes she had received.
‘Jayme and her family wish to extend their deepest gratitude for the incredible gifts and generous donations that she has received from all over the country and around the world.
‘Jayme greatly appreciates each and every gift, as well as the many cards and letters.
‘The many kind words have been a source of great comfort to her,’ it read.
A photo shared on Facebook showed a smiling Jayme tucking into a steak alongside her grandfather at his home
Jayme (pictured with her aunt Sue Allard), is now recovering at home with loved ones. It is unclear if these photographs were taken before or after she escaped