MADISON — The man who
kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents in northern
Wisconsin has been moved to a prison in New Mexico.
Press-Gazette Media reports
the New Mexico Corrections Department has confirmed Jake
Patterson has been transferred to one of its prisons from
the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.
officials recommended that Patterson be sent to a
maximum-security prison out of state due to security
concerns because of the notoriety of the case. The
22-year-old convict was moved July 15. But, Wisconsin
Department of Corrections officials refused to say where
he was moved and removed him from its online inmate
A judge sentenced Patterson
to life in prison in May for fatally shooting James and
Denise Closs in their Barron home and holding 13-year-old
Jayme captive for 88 days.