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Jayme Closs: Couple describes how missing teenager ended up at their door

With these words, the abominable search for Jayme ended 87 days after she disappeared on October 15 the same year her parents were found dead in their home near Barron, Northwest Wisconsin. She was found Thursday in Wisconsin City, Gordon – about 70 miles north of where she was last seen.

When the stunned neighbors stood at the door, Jayme didn't say a word.

The neighbor walked his dog when Jayme approached and asked for help, according to Kasinskas, a local teacher.

The woman was so uncomfortable that she didn't want to be identified, Star Tribune reported. She told the paper that when Jayme went up to her she knew immediately who she was.

They rushed to the nearest home, which happened to be Kasinskas. When they waited for the authorities, Jayme declined food and water and instead met the family puppy.

"I still think I'm dreaming right now. It was like I saw a ghost," said her husband, Peter Kasinskas, to the newspaper.

The authorities said Jayme was located just before 5 pm, and a suspect was arrested 1

0 minutes later.

Good news after a day of rumors

Jayme was taken to the hospital after she found, Aunt Sue Allard said.

"Oh my gosh," Allard told CNN affiliate WCCO between sobs. "There were rumors earlier today and I prayed and prayed and they will not be true. And I completely shut myself. I thought today would be the day and then I will discover two hours later that she was found and I can just don't believe this. "

Jayme's cousin, Seara Closs, shared her relief on social media.

"She is alive and at home from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for the help!" she published on Facebook. "I can never pay back each of you to send and share and contribute to the search of my cousin Jayme Closs!"

No more details were immediately available. Authorities planned a press conference on Friday morning.

Mysterious 911 call

Since Jayme disappeared, the authorities have said they believe they are in danger. Her parents, James and Denise Closs, were killed in their home the night she passed away.

Investigators say a mysterious 911 call led deputies to discover the bodies. When the sender called the number back, a voicemail telephone indicated that it belonged to Denise Closs. The log does not say who made the 911 call, but the sender heard screaming in the background.

The police arrived to find the door kicked in but no one was there. Investigators said they believed Jayme was at home during shooting.

Months of search parties

For several months, thousands of people went to applicants as investigators received thousands of tips. The FBI offered a cash reward for information on her whereabouts, and the authorities urged hunters in the area to be on the lookout for clues.

  Aunt to missing girl Jayme Closs: We will never stop looking

The searches and thousands of tips had did not give any clues before Thursday. But Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said they never got tired of looking for Jayme.

"We promised to bring Jayme home and tonight we will fulfill this promise. From my heart THANK YOU!", Fitzgerald said in a statement. "This case has been very tried on the family so please respect their integrity and we reunite later this evening."

He also thanked the Douglas County Sheriff Department, who responded to the scene when Jayme was found and other law enforcement agencies that helped in the search.

Barron is located 90 miles east of Minneapolis.

CNN's Nicole Chavez, Sheena Jones and Melanie Whitley contributed to this report.

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