Now Jennie-O has announced a Dollars $25,000 (AUD $35,000) share of the reward fund will be going to Closs in the hopes it can establish a trust fund that will help her rebuild her life.
Patterson worked for two days in October at a cheese factory that was also the workplace of James and Denise Closs, parents to Jayme. Jayme said she heard a gunshot and knew her father had just been killed the complaint stated.
The company which her parents worked for, Hormel Foods, offered the bounty to anyone who had information which could lead to the 13-year-old's safe return on top of the FBI's $25,000 reward.
A company that had offered a reward for information leading to kidnapped United States teenager says it now hopes to give the money directly to the 13-year-old who managed to escape her abductor. "While we are still mourning the loss of longtime family members Jim and Denise, we are so thankful for Jayme's courageous escape and that she is back in Barron", Lykken said Wednesday.
The company has also helped with search and rescue efforts.
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As Jayme's kidnapping and the killing of her parents gathered nationwide attention, her Wisconsin community offered help. The FBI has not released information about what will happen to the rest.
Mr Snee said the company hopes the $25,000 will be placed in a trust fund for the 13-year-old's present and future needs.
"The matter remains under review at this time", Fruehauf said. More than 2,000 people volunteered their time, and police had to turn some locals away, Rich Kremer of Wisconsin Public Radio reported. Twenty-one -year-old Jake Patterson is charged with kidnapping and homicide.
Patterson is accused of keeping Jayme captive in his remote home in Gordon, 66 miles from her home in Barron. He has not yet entered a plea, and is expected to return to court in February.
Patterson allegedly confessed to investigators that he targeted Jayme after seeing her board her school bus; he didn't know her, but decided "that was the girl he was going to take", according to a criminal complaint.