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- The man convicted of kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents last year told detectives in an interview that if he hadn’t abducted Jayme, “it would probably be someone else.”
- Jake Patterson, 22, also said he had been thinking of kidnapping a girl for roughly two years before he finally took Jayme.
- Patterson pleaded guilty to the crimes earlier this year and was sentenced to life in prison in May.
- The interview with detectives was released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Friday, as part of hundreds of pages’ worth of documents from the police investigations into Jayme’s disappearance.