WAUPUN, Wis. — Jake Patterson, convicted of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and murdering her parents, has been transferred to a corrections facility out of state.
Patterson was moved July 15. His new location is not being disclosed "for his safety," said Clare Hendricks, deputy communications director for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
In March, Patterson pleaded guilty in Barron County, Wis., to kidnapping and two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Oct. 15 abduction of Jayme and the shooting deaths of her parents, James and Denise Closs of Barron.
Jayme, who turned 14 this week, was held at Patterson’s rural Gordon home for 88 days before she escaped Jan. 10 and flagged down a neighbor for help while Patterson was away.
Patterson was sentenced to two consecutive life terms without parole, plus an additional 25 years in prison.
Patterson, 22, had been housed at the Dodge Correctional Institute in Waupun since May, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Before that, he was held at the Barron County Jail in Rice Lake.