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.
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.
The authorities said Jayme was located just before 5 pm, and a suspect was arrested 1
Good news after a day of rumors
Jayme was taken to the hospital after she found, Aunt Sue Allard said.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Nicole Chavez, Sheena Jones and Melanie Whitley contributed to this report.