Barron Co. asks for 2,000 volunteers to search for Jayme Closs, other evidence

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BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Barron County Sheriff's Office is asking for 2,000 volunteers to help find 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a news release on Monday they are looking for help on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet no later than 9 a.m. at the Hungry Hollow Grounds at 1883 Hwy 25, Barron Wi.

All volunteers must be registered at the staging area in order to participate in the search. Barron County officials will register all volunteers until 9 a.m.; gates will close promptly at that time. The sheriff hopes to be completed with searching at 4 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and present a picture form of identification. Volunteers must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Proper footwear (boots required) and cold weather clothing are required and may become dirty or stained.

Fitzgerald says volunteers will be asked to help conducting an expanded routine search for articles of evidentiary value that may be related to the incident.

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