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Man who broke into home of missing Wis. teen and stole her clothes 'wanted to know what size she was,' police say

Kyle Jaenke-Annis

BARRON, Wis. — A 32-year-old Wisconsin man is facing burglary charges after police said he broke into the vacated home of missing teenager Jayme Closs Saturday, Oct. 27, stealing various items of clothing, including underwear believed to belong to Closs.

Kyle T. Jaenke-Annis, of Cameron, Wis., was charged in Barron County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling and felony bail jumping.

Jaenke-Annis' break-in coincided with the funeral of James and Denise Closs, who were both found fatally shot inside their rural Wisconsin home by police in the early morning hours of October 15. Jayme has been missing ever since. Jaenke-Annis is not considered a suspect in Closs' disappearance, police told multiple media outlets Monday.

According to a criminal complaint, Jaenke-Annis was observed by law enforcement on motion-activated cameras entering the east patio door of the Closs residence around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, police ordered Jaenke-Annis, who was wearing a puffy coat, glasses, and holding onto a flashlight, out of the home, according to the criminal complaint. He later admitted to police that he stole multiple items from inside the home including: a pink tank top size XS; orange and green girl's size 12 underwear; red and white girl's tank top; and an orange and white girl's dress.

Other items found on Jaenke-Annis were a flashlight, black gloves and a black face mask, according to the complaint.

When questioned by police, Jaenke-Annis stated that he walked to the Closs residence from a nearby laundromat after leaving work at the Jenny-O Turkey store on his bicycle.

According to the complaint, when the man arrived at the home, he walked around the outside of the property, checked the door, and noticed that the patio door on the east side of the home was unlocked.

Upon entering the home, Jaenke-Annis told police he walked in and immediately located a room off to the right that he believed belonged to Jayme. While in the room, the man then located a closet full of clothes he believed belonged to Jayme, according to the complaint.

When asked by police if there was a reason why he took the specific items that he did, Jaenke-Annis said that the items he stole were "items that people wouldn't miss" and that he was "curious what size Jayme was," according to the complaint.

Jaenke-Annis was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on burglary charges December 19.

Authorities are asking the public to report anything unusual regarding the disappearance of Jayme to police by calling 1-855-744-3879 or sending an e-mail to jaymetips@co.barron.wi.us.

She is described as 5 feet tall, 100 pounds with green eyes and strawberry blonde hair.

Ross Torgerson

Digital Reporter for Forum Communications. Native of Moorhead, Minn. Have a question or story idea? Email me at rtorgerson@forumcomm.com. Follow me on Twitter @RossTorgerson

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