Jayme Closs honored for her bravery by Wisconsin State Assembly

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 The 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who escaped her kidnapper earlier this year is being recognized for her heroism. 

Jayme Closs is honored for her bravery by the State Assembly.

She managed to escape a cabin in northern Wisconsin where she was held captive for three months. 

The 21-year-old suspect Jake patterson pleaded guilty to kidnapping Jayme and killing her parents last October.

“Speaking for her entire family, I have to say that Jayme is totally deserving of the hero part of this award,” said Jennifer Smith, Jayme’s aunt. “Her courage, her bravery and her spirit are things that inspire us and make us stronger and better. Just like you, we want Jayme to know how much we love her. Thank you.”

The suspect faces life in prison when sentenced later this month.
 

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