For the past couple of months the community of Barron and beyond has been praying for a safe return of 13-year-old Jayme Closs. It's just one way to let Closs know how much she was missed and how grateful they are she is finally home. "I tingle because I have been praying for her since it happened, I don't know the family personally but it's just wonderful", said member, Larry Leff.
Fitzgerald has called Jayme a hero.
Wearing an oversized shirt and shoes that were too big for her, she described a girl who seemed like she'd grabbed at whatever she could to make her escape, trying to survive as she ran through the icy wilderness.
Police arrived to find the door kicked in, Jayme missing and her parents dead.
A man suspected of killing a United States couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months made a decision to abduct her after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint.
Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs has told police she tried to hide from the man accused of killing her parents and kidnapping her, but that he dragged her out of her home and threw her in the trunk of his vehicle. Her abduction led to a search that ended Thursday when she was found alive - and Patterson was arrested - about 70 miles from her home.
Patterson is set to make his initial appearance Monday afternoon local time in Barron County Circuit Court.
Her aunt said Jayme slept well. Jayme had made a harrowing journey across the freezing and snowy rural Wisconsin landscape to her escape.
Neighbours called 911 and officers arrested Patterson within minutes.
Patterson kept Closs captive for 88 days in the home and kept her under a bed for hours at a time and warned her that "bad things could happen to her" if anyone found her there, the complaint alleges.
Patterson is expected to be charged with two counts of 1st degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.
Jayme's aunt, Kelly Engelhardt, told Fox News that Patterson had "absolutely" no contact with the Closs family prior to the murders and kidnapping.
Lynn Closs and Sue Allard told "CBS This Morning" that they're telling their niece they're proud of her for surviving and escaping.
"All this was going through my head, that my place wasn't safe", she said.
Jayme was missing for almost three months before she escaped from a cabin in Gordon late last week.
"She said to us that, 'This person killed my parents and took me, '" Kasinskas told CNN's Poppy Harlow.
Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there.
Inside the two-story house, authorities allege Patterson kept the 13-year-old Jayme as a prisoner after killing her parents in their Barron home almost 70 miles away, then abducting and hiding Jayme in the cabin outside Gordon from which she escaped last Thursday and sought help from a woman out walking a dog.
Glynn and Jones issued a statement Saturday saying they were relying on the court system to treat Patterson fairly.
It's unclear how Patterson became aware of Jayme, and authorities have found no evidence of any interactions between them.
Patterson's attorneys held a news conference Sunday after speaking with their client. In Wisconsin, charging documents often contain detailed information about the case.
"It appears he concealed her from other people. his friends", Fitzgerald said.