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Jayme Closs Receives Hometown Hero Award

Updated: May 15, 2019 04:53 PM

Jayme Closs, the northwestern Wisconsin teen who rescued herself after several months in captivity, made her first appearance before media cameras Wednesday to accept a Hometown Hero Award.

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The award was presented during a Wisconsin State Assembly floor session in Madison.

Closs did not speak during the presentation, but her aunt, Jennifer Smith, said Jayme was enjoying her day and appreciates the honor.  Smith said Jayme is "totally deserving" of the award because of her courage, bravery, and spirit

Smith also said the Barron community needs to be recognized for their support, encouragement, and love.

Closs escaped from her captor in Gordon in January. Jake Patterson is due to be sentenced next week after pleading guilty to murdering Closs' parents and kidnapping the 13-year-old last October.

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