Nutter explained that she didn't want to go into her cabin because she's not there all the time, and the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson, might think to stop there to look for Jayme if he saw Nutter's auto.
"She's a survivor. Yes". It was initially suspected that a disgruntled worker may have murdered them.
Almost three years ago, Patterson worked for one day at the same meat products facility where Jayme's parents worked - the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron.
"She said to us that, 'This person killed my parents and took me, '" Kasinskas said.
"That there is a potential of somebody out there who commits acts of violence and takes your children".
He is believed to have been unemployed and didn't attend any of the local businesses with enough frequency for anyone to recognise him. A shotgun was recovered from the cabin, which Patterson's father owned.
The double-storey house had a trampoline in the backyard and a disused boat covered in tarps in the yard.
He reportedly hadn't been in contact with anybody in his family for many years.
Jeanne Nutter, who has a cabin in the Gordon area, was walking her dog on an isolated road around 4 p.m. when she saw Jayme out in the cold around dusk.
Nutter described Jayme's condition as "skinny and dirty but outwardly OK", saying her hair was matted.
It came as photographs emerged of the rural house in Wisconsin where she was held prisoner. "Her aunts were nearly second moms", said Halvorson. "I want Jayme to be able to draw the line in the sand and be at that line starting forward today and if I could wish anything on her it's that she'd never have to go back through this again ever".
"Jennifer babysat for her all the time in her daycare that she ran".
"She hadn't taken a bath for weeks if at all", added Peter. Nutter went to leave, only to return to the cabin to put on anti-slip cleats over her shoes.
Jayme described Patterson's auto to law enforcement officers and they found him soon after, driving the streets, allegedly hunting her.
The girl was missing for almost three months.
He has no criminal history in Wisconsin.
"She looked thin", Nutter said. Her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press that Jayme told Federal Bureau of Investigation agents she doesn't know Patterson at all.
Charging documents in Wisconsin typically contain at least a partial narrative of what happened at a crime scene, as prosecutors try to prove there's probable cause to support the allegations.
Records show that defendant Jake Thomas Patterson's father transferred the title of the cabin near Gordon to Superior Choice Credit Union on October 23, eight days after the October 15 attack at the Closs family's home near Barron, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Gordon.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald has said he believes Patterson went to the property with the intention of taking Jayme.
Patterson attorneys Charles Glynn and Richard Jones said in a statement that they consider the situation "very tragic" and that they are relying on the court system to treat their client fairly. "We love you Jayme", Trowbridge said.