11 January 2019

Wisconsin Woman Describes Moment She Found Jayme Closs | TODAY

Kristin Kasinskas details the moment when her neighbor knocked on her door with missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs by her side. Kasinskas says she ...

THE SHERIFF IS GOING TO UPDATE THE MEDIA LATER THIS MORNING.

THE MEDIA LATER THIS MORNING. BACK TO YOU. BACK TO YOU. >>> AND WE’RE JOINED ON THE >>> AND WE’RE JOINED ON THE PHONE BY KRISTIN KASINSKAS, THE PHONE BY KRISTIN KASINSKAS, THE NEIGHBOR WHO CALLED 911 WHEN NEIGHBOR WHO CALLED 911 WHEN JAYME CLOSS SUDDENLY SHOWED UP JAYME CLOSS SUDDENLY SHOWED UP AT HER DOOR. AT HER DOOR. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. >> GOOD MORNING. >> GOOD MORNING. >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT YOU >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT YOU THOUGHT WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR IS THOUGHT WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR IS STANDING AT THE DOOR AND THIS STANDING AT THE DOOR AND THIS YOUNG WOMAN IS STANDING AT THE YOUNG WOMAN IS STANDING AT THE DOOR. DOOR. DID YOU IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE DID YOU IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZE HER? HER? WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED? >> SHE KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR, AND >> SHE KNOCKED ON OUR DOOR, AND THEN ACTUALLY OPENED OUR DOOR THEN ACTUALLY OPENED OUR DOOR AND SAID CALL 911. AND SAID CALL 911. THIS IS JAYME CLOSS, AND WE -- I THIS IS JAYME CLOSS, AND WE -- I THINK WE RECOGNIZED JAYME THINK WE RECOGNIZED JAYME IMMEDIATELY. IMMEDIATELY. I MEAN, HER PICTURE HAS BEEN I MEAN, HER PICTURE HAS BEEN EVERYWHERE AROUND HERE, EVERYWHERE AROUND HERE, BILLBOARDS AND THINGS SO WE BILLBOARDS AND THINGS SO WE RECOGNIZED HER IMMEDIATELY. RECOGNIZED HER IMMEDIATELY. >> IT MUST HAVE BEEN SUCH A >> IT MUST HAVE BEEN SUCH A RELIEF TO SEE HER FACE, BUT WHEN RELIEF TO SEE HER FACE, BUT WHEN YOU NOTICED HER, I WAS WONDERING YOU NOTICED HER, I WAS WONDERING HOW DID SHE LOOK?

HOW DID SHE LOOK? HOW DID SHE SEEM TO YOU? HOW DID SHE SEEM TO YOU? >> SHE SEEMED KIND OF IN SHOCK >> SHE SEEMED KIND OF IN SHOCK AND KIND OF TIMID, BUT SHE DID AND KIND OF TIMID, BUT SHE DID TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT, AND SHE TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT, AND SHE CAME IN AND SAT DOWN IN OUR CAME IN AND SAT DOWN IN OUR LIVING ROOM AND WAS ABLE TO HAVE LIVING ROOM AND WAS ABLE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH US. A CONVERSATION WITH US. >> I’M SURE YOU WERE TREADING SO >> I’M SURE YOU WERE TREADING SO SIERRA SIERRA CAREFULLY AND TRYING TO BE SO CAREFULLY AND TRYING TO BE SO GENTLE WITH HER. GENTLE WITH HER. DID YOU GET THE FEELING THAT SHE DID YOU GET THE FEELING THAT SHE KNEW WHO HAD ABDUCTED HER, THAT KNEW WHO HAD ABDUCTED HER, THAT SHE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS? SHE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS? >> SHE DIDN’T GIVE US A TON OF >> SHE DIDN’T GIVE US A TON OF DETAIL. DETAIL. I HAD ASKED HER IF SHE KNEW I HAD ASKED HER IF SHE KNEW WHERE GORDON, WISCONSIN, WAS. WHERE GORDON, WISCONSIN, WAS. SHE DID NOT KNOW WHERE GORDON SHE DID NOT KNOW WHERE GORDON WAS, AND SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE WAS, AND SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE SHE WAS AT THE TIME. SHE WAS AT THE TIME. SHE WAS -- SHE DID STATE WHO SHE SHE WAS -- SHE DID STATE WHO SHE BELIEVED HAD HER, AND SHE DID BELIEVED HAD HER, AND SHE DID GIVE US A LITTLE INFORMATION GIVE US A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERSON’S CAR. ABOUT THE PERSON’S CAR. BUT OTHER THAN THAT SHE DIDN’T BUT OTHER THAN THAT SHE DIDN’T GIVE US A TON OF DETAIL ABOUT. GIVE US A TON OF DETAIL ABOUT. >> WAS THAT PERSON SOMEONE -- >> WAS THAT PERSON SOMEONE -- BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S PROBABLY KIND OF A TIGHT COMMUNITY WHERE

KIND OF A TIGHT COMMUNITY WHERE YOU LIVE, WAS THE PERSON WHO SHE YOU LIVE, WAS THE PERSON WHO SHE MENTIONED SOMEONE YOU HAD KNOWN? MENTIONED SOMEONE YOU HAD KNOWN? >> NO. >> NO. >> SO THIS WAS A NEIGHBOR BUT >> SO THIS WAS A NEIGHBOR BUT NOT SOMEONE YOU HAD ANY NOT SOMEONE YOU HAD ANY INTERACTIONS WITH? INTERACTIONS WITH? >> NO, I RECOGNIZED THE NAME >> NO, I RECOGNIZED THE NAME WHEN I WAS TOLD IT BUT NOT WHEN I WAS TOLD IT BUT NOT SOMEBODY I KNEW WELL BY ANY SOMEBODY I KNEW WELL BY ANY MEANS. MEANS. >> DID SHE SAY, KRISTIN, HOW SHE >> DID SHE SAY, KRISTIN, HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND GET OUT WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE AND GET OUT ON THE STREET? ON THE STREET? >> NOT REALLY. >> NOT REALLY. SHE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT -- SHE SHE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT -- SHE KIND OF TALKED ABOUT BEING KIND OF TALKED ABOUT BEING LOCKED UP OR HIDDEN WHEN THIS LOCKED UP OR HIDDEN WHEN THIS PERSON HAD TO LEAVE, BUT SHE DID PERSON HAD TO LEAVE, BUT SHE DID NOT GO INTO ANY DETAIL ABOUT HOW NOT GO INTO ANY DETAIL ABOUT HOW SHE GOT AWAY. SHE GOT AWAY. >> AND JUST LASTLY, KRISTIN, DID >> AND JUST LASTLY, KRISTIN, DID SHE SEEM HUNGRY? SHE SEEM HUNGRY? DID SHE SEEM MALNOURISHED? DID SHE SEEM MALNOURISHED? DID SHE SEEM LIKE SHE WAS IN DID SHE SEEM LIKE SHE WAS IN DISTRESS? DISTRESS? >> SHE LOOKED THINNER THAN HER >> SHE LOOKED THINNER THAN HER PICTURES. PICTURES. WE OFFERED HER A BEVERAGE. WE OFFERED HER A BEVERAGE. WE OFFERED HER SOMETHING TO EAT. WE OFFERED HER SOMETHING TO EAT. SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T WANT

SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK. ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK. SHE WAS COMFORTABLE. SHE WAS COMFORTABLE. SHE JUST WAS COLD, SO WE DID SHE JUST WAS COLD, SO WE DID GIVE HER A BLANKET, BUT YEAH, GIVE HER A BLANKET, BUT YEAH, SHE DIDN’T WANT FOOD OR ANYTHING SHE DIDN’T WANT FOOD OR ANYTHING TO DRINK. TO DRINK. I WOULD -- I GUESS I WOULD I WOULD -- I GUESS I WOULD DESCRIBE HER AS LOOKING KIND OF DESCRIBE HER AS LOOKING KIND OF UNKEMPT. UNKEMPT. >> DID SHE SEEM AFRAID? >> DID SHE SEEM AFRAID? I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. IT WASN’T LIKE SHE WAS SCARED OF IT WASN’T LIKE SHE WAS SCARED OF US. US. SHE WASN’T CRYING OR UPSET. SHE WASN’T CRYING OR UPSET. SHE WAS JUST VERY CALM. SHE WAS JUST VERY CALM. >> WOW. >> WOW. >> SHE IS LUCKY THAT SHE FOUND >> SHE IS LUCKY THAT SHE FOUND HER WAY INTO YOUR HOME AND YOUR HER WAY INTO YOUR HOME AND YOUR CARE AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE CARE AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU SHARING WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT YOU SHARING WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY AFTERNOON FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY AFTERNOON FOR YOU, AND I KNOW YOU’RE HAPPY AS YOU, AND I KNOW YOU’RE HAPPY AS WE ALL ARE THAT SHE HAS BEEN WE ALL ARE THAT SHE HAS BEEN FOUND ALIVE. FOUND ALIVE. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> YEAH, SHE’S A SCHOOL TEACHER >> YEAH, SHE’S A SCHOOL TEACHER AND PROBABLY LIKE THE PERFECT AND PROBABLY LIKE THE PERFECT PERSON TO HELP THIS YOUNG GIRL.