BARRON COUNTY -- Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald sent an email to media as well as posting on social media to state that an article that appeared earlier today that stated Jayme Closs had been found was "false news".
Jayme Closs has NOT been located-this is false news. There is a heavy law enforcement presence near Walworth Co but it is not related to Jayme Closs.— Chris Fitzgerald (@bcsheriff) January 10, 2019
"Jayme Closs was not located-this is a false new story. There is a heavy police presence near Walworth Co but it is unrelated to the Jayme Closs case."
KTSP also reports that Assistant Police Chief Kevin Magno of the Franklin Police Department said the law enforcement presence had nothing to do with Closs.
Sheriff Fitzgerald has stated repeatedly in press conferences and press releases that if information does not come from him, it should not be considered reliable.
Sheriff Fitzgerald recently spoke to DrydenWire.com via Facebook live about the investigation: