A teenager found alive after being held captive for three months has been pictured for the first time after she was reunited with her family.

Jayme Closs was feared dead after her parents were brutally murdered in their home last autumn.

The 13-year-old vanished on October 15 when police responding to a 911 call in Barron, Wisconsin, found the door to her family’s home kicked in.

Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot dead, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since.

 

Jayme Closs was reunited with her aunt Jennifer Naiberg Smith on Friday.

 

On Thursday evening she was found “skinny and dirty but outwardly OK” in oversized shoes by a couple after the teenager flagged down a dog walker in rural Wisconsin in Gordon.

Her discovery led to the arrest of suspect Jake Thomas Patterson, 21.

 

Patterson, who is unemployed, has been charged with two counts of murder and the kidnapping.

 

The schoolgirl was reunited with her aunt, Jennifer Naiberg Smith, on Friday evening.

Ms Naiberg Smith shared a smiling selfie of the pair, with Jayme's dog, on Facebook shortly after the reunion.

The family sent the photo to the "Healing for Jayme Closs" Facebook Group after it was taken early Friday afternoon.

Earlier on Friday, Ms Naiberg Smith told FOX 9 she was "just happy with lots of emotions and tears tonight but so happy and I can’t wait to hug that little girl."

Closs was found by police Thursday after she had been missing for the previous 88 days.

After being discovered, Closs was taken to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas’s who are neighbours of the couple who found her.

Mr Kasinskas said the 13-year-old looked skinny, dirty girl with matted hair, wearing shoes too big for her feet.

“This is Jayme Closs. Call 911,” the neighbour is said to have said after banging on the door.

Mrs Kasinskas, who is a teacher, said: “She knocked on our door, and then actually opened our door and said call 911.

“I think we recognised Jayme immediately. I mean, her picture has been everywhere around here, billboards and things so we recognised her immediately.

“She seemed kind of in shock and kind of timid, but she did talk to us a little bit, and she came in and sat down in our living room and was able to have a conversation with us.’

“She didn’t give us a ton of detail. I had asked her if she knew where Gordon, Wisconsin, was. She did not know where Gordon was, and she didn’t know where she was at the time. She was - she did state who she believed had her, and she did give us a little information about the person’s car.

But other than that she didn’t give us a ton of detail about.”

As they waited for police, Closs declined food and water, and instead met the family’s puppy.

“I honestly still think I’m dreaming right now. It was like I was seeing a ghost,” Mr Kasinskas added.

Closs is believed to have been at home when her parents were killed.

Patterson, 21, who was not known to the family, was named in a tearful press conference today.

He was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.