Tree Lighting Ceremony Set To Honor Missing Teen Jayme Closs
It has been nearly two months since Jayme Closs went missing after a disturbing series of events.
The community continues to remember her and keep hope alive. On Wednesday (December 12) there will be a tree lighting ceremony in her honor at Riverview Middle School in Barron.
The 'Tree Of Hope For Jayme Closs' event will begin at 4:45 and officially kick off around 5 p.m. There will be special messages from community leaders, including a Sheriff from Barron County.
There will be a lantern lighting and release and a message of hope, with the ceremony ending with a prayer of hope.
At the end of the service, a special performance of 'Let It Be' will air. It has been recorded by Barron native and current 'Voice' contestant Chris Kroeze. (He also sang this song on the hit show, dedicating his performance to Closs.)
In October, her parents were found dead at their home in Barron, Wisconsin after a 911 call was placed in the middle of the night. An Amber Alert for Closs was issued shortly after and she hasn't been seen since.
There has been national interest in the case, with the community coming together to help bring her home. There have been searches in the area, with thousands volunteering to help look for the missing teen. Sadly, all have come up empty.
Two vehicles of interest were also released to the media but to no avail.
While there haven't been any major breaks in the case recently, the Barron County Sheriff's Department says the case remains their number one priority. They stated in a Facebook post Monday morning that they are continuing to follow up leads and bring Closs home.