When missing teenager Jayme Closs came to the door Thursday with a neighbor, Kristin Kasinskas called 911 and got right to the point: We’ve found the girl that virtually the whole of Wisconsin has been looking for.
Jayme had just walked up to Kasinskas’ neighbor, Jeanne Nutter, in a remote northwestern Wisconsin community and said she’d escaped from her captor.
For 30 minutes, Kasinskas and Nutter gave police the first insights about how Jayme had been found, about who allegedly killed her parents and abducted her, and about how she’d been held captive for nearly three months.
Here is a transcript of that 911 call:
Dispatcher: “Douglas County 911.”
Kristin Kasinskas: “Hi. I have a young lady at my house right now, and she has said her name is Jayme Closs.”
Dispatcher: “OK. What’s your address?”
(Kasinskas provides her address.)
Dispatcher: “OK, have you seen her photo, ma’am?”
Kasinskas: “Yes. It is her. I 100% think it is her.”
Dispatcher: “Are you? – OK.”
Dispatcher: “Does it look like she’s going to run?”
Kasinskas: “No. She’s sitting down. She’s relaxing.”
Dispatcher: “OK. Hang on just a second. What’s your name?”
Dispatcher: “What’s your name, ma’am?”
Kasinskas: “Kristin Kasinskas.”
Dispatcher: “Kristin. How do you spell the last name?”
(Kasinskas spells it.)
Dispatcher: “OK. Did she show up walking?”
Kasinskas: “A neighbor just walked up with her to our house and asked us to call 911.”
Dispatcher: “OK, hang on just a second.”
(Kasinskas asks someone in the home, apparently Jayme, whether she is cold or needs a blanket or anything to drink.)
Dispatcher: “Kristin, I’m going to keep you on the line, OK?
Kasinskas: “OK. Yep, sounds good.”
(People in the house talk among themselves.)
Dispatcher: “Kristin, is the neighbor that walked her up, is she still there?”
Kasinskas: “Yes, she is.”
Dispatcher: “OK. … Can you ask the neighbor, did the female just walk up to her house, or how did she come across her?”
(Kasinskas relays the question to Jeanne Nutter, and hands the phone to her.)
Jeanne Nutter: “OK, hey. My name is Jeanne Nutter. We have a cabin up here in Gordon on. …”
Dispatcher: “OK, ma’am. Can I just get your name?”
(Nutter provides her name and spells it.)
Dispatcher: “OK. Can, do you have a cabin address?”
(Nutter provides her address.)
Nutter: “I’m not up here very often in the winter. I just happened to come up today.”
Dispatcher is told of an alleged abductor
Dispatcher: “So how did she come up upon your cabin?
Nutter: “I was walking my dog, and we were almost home and she was walking toward me, crying, saying, ‘You got to help me, you got to help me.’ So I didn’t want to go into my cabin because it’s too close to Patterson’s house.” (This is Nutter’s first reference to Jake Thomas Patterson, the man now accused of having abducted Jayme.)
Dispatcher: “And she said her name is Jayme Closs?”
Nutter: “Yep. And when I walked into this house, they recognized her immediately from the poster.”