New Jayme Closs Documentary To Air Late April On Lifetime
A new documentary about the Jayme Closs case is coming to Lifetime at the end of the month.
The project will be called "Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case" and will last about an hour and a half, according to The Chippewa Herald. It is also said to feature new interviews and details that have never been heard before about the case.
Elizabeth Smart will be a big part of the documentary. Many news outlets report that she will be interviewing those involved with Jayme's case, along with other well-known missing persons who went through abductions similar to this case. Jayme will not be a part of the documentary.
Smart is a former abduction victim, having been kidnapped from her childhood bedroom and held captive for nine months in 2002. Since, she has become a missing persons advocate, author and speaker. In fact, shortly after Jayme escaped to safety, she visited Barron and spoke at a town hall to help the town move forward in the aftermath of the case.
Jayme's case made national news from the beginning. Her return was covered extensively all over the globe. In fact, 48 Hours launched a special program just a few days after she was found, covering the case and shedding light on other missing person cases.
A contestant on The Voice also dedicated one of his performances to her before she was found safe.
Jayme was first reported missing in October of 2018, after her parents were found dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin. An Amber Alert was issued to no avail. In January, she escaped her captor and ran to safety in Gordon, where she was being held. She has not given any interviews or commented on her experience.
Jake Patterson has since confessed to killing Jayme's parents and sent a remorseful letter to a reporter in Minneapolis offering more insight into why he did what he did.
The new documentary will air at 7 p.m. on April 27th.