The investigation into the disappearance of Jayme Closs will be scaled back from a 24/7 operation to a more focused operation, said Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald on Thursday, Nov. 1.
"As of today [Nov. 1], we have transitioned our emergency operations center from a 24/7 reactive operation to a more deliberate and methodical effort to progress the investigation," Fitzgerald said. "This is based on a declining number of tips. However, we will continue to fully investigate those remaining tips and new information we receive going forward."
He added the case remains the department's top priority and agents from both the FBI and Department of Criminal Investigation will continue to support local investigators.
More than 2,100 tips have been received and every tip is followed up on, Fitzgerald said. "Again, just because the posture of our operations center has transitioned, does mean the tips should stop."
On-call teams are still working the tips as they come in, Fitzgerald said, adding it is one tip that will break the case and bring Jayme home.
"We built a great team of investigators to work this case and they spent the last 18 days, around-the-clock, going over information from social media platforms, phone records, family, friends, coworkers and every other kind of tip that has come in," Fitzgerald said. "They were only able to do this due to the overwhelming support from the community with meals, tipsters and search volunteers that continue to keep our hope alive."
The tip line to report any tips related to the case can be called in at 1-855-744-3879 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is free. See more articles and photos online with a subscription. Subscribe online or by phone here.