A missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home, authorities said as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts.
James and Denise Closs who were found shot dead on Monday morning were employees at Jennie-O Turkey in Barron.
Fitzgerald told reporters during the news conference Tuesday that investigators have received more than 200 tips and are following up on them.
"She was just a simple little small-town girl with a lot of big dreams, I think".
For the third straight day Wednesday, Oct. 17, local law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were searching for the teen.
"We believe Jayme was in the home at the time of the homicides and we believe she's in danger", Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who is leading the search, told a news conference.More news: Google Pixel 3's OLED panel is LG-made, teardown reveals
The tragedy unfolded about 1 a.m. Monday with a cryptic 911 call to police.
"We all know that these things just don't happen here", Fitzgerald said, adding that there will be an extra presence of law enforcement officers in town.
Sheriff Fitzgerald set a community meeting for Barron County residents only "to offer me the opportunity to connect with the citizens of Barron County, to have a private dialog about how the community is doing".
But when police arrived four minutes later, no gun or suspects were found at the scene and there was no sign of Jayme.
"Often, someone in the community will have knowledge of a crime and may not realize it", he said. He said cars were in the yard, but he didn't know who they listed to.
Authorities made the horrifying discovery at around 1 a.m., while responding to an unusual 911 call from the family's home.More news: Chinese livestreamer held for 'insulting' national anthem
The couple now believes their neighbors were killed in a possible targeted attack. "That's why those leads are so important". After finding her parents deceased, officials announced that Jayme Closs was missing, and on Monday afternoon, an Amber Alert was issued.
"It was just, "bang" and 'bang, '" Smrekar said. Seara wrote an open letter to Jayme on Facebook.
Investigators are trying to find out not only where Jayme is, but also what led to her parents' deaths in the small city of Barron.
"Grandpa Jim (James) Closs, your Momma Bear, Denise Closs and your very own night [in] shinning armor, your Daddyo Jim JR Closs ... love all of you!" Their deaths have both been ruled homicides.
"This is a hard time for our entire team and we are mourning this loss and are still processing this bad tragedy".
"Our number one goal is to bring Jayme home, and no amount of information will be given out unless we feel it's appropriate to help", Sherriff Fitzgerald said on Tuesday.More news: Major League Baseball reviewed report of Astros possibly cheating
The sheriff says he can not say for sure that it is not Jayme Closs in surveillance video from Florida released Tuesday.