The identities of two adults found dead in their residence west of Barron early Monday morning, Oct. 15, have been released.

Jayme Closs

Jayme Closs

James Closs, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, were named in a press release sent out Monday evening. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said James and Denise are husband and wife and are the parents of a now missing 13-year-old girl, Jayme Closs.

Deputies responded to the Closs residence in the 1200 block of 13-1/2 Avenue (Hwy. 8), in the town of Barron, shortly after 1 a.m. Monday. There, deputies found two adults deceased of apparent gunshot wounds, according to dispatch records. A weapon was not located, records said.

Fitzgerald said it was not yet known what had happened at the house; only known for sure was that the daughter, Jayme, was missing.

"I don't see a danger to the community but they should remain diligent and call in [any] suspicious activity [they see] as we still do not know what happened at the house," Fitzgerald said.

An Amber Alert was issued for Jayme on Monday afternoon and it was feared that her safety was in danger. She is described as 5-feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde or strawberry hair.

Anyone who knows her whereabouts or has been in contact with Jayme should contact the Barron County Sheriff's Department immediately at 855-744-3879.

This story will be updated as more information is made available.

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