Jennie-O to give $25,000 reward money to Jayme Closs

/ CBS/AP

Chilling details in Jayme Closs case

Barron, Wis. — Hormel Foods and Jennie-O said they will donate $25,000 it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl. Jayme was kidnapped from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 and both of her parents were killed. Closs escaped 88 days later. Jake Patterson, 21, is charged with kidnapping and homicide.

Jayme's parents, James and Denise Closs, worked at Jennie-O.

The FBI and Jennie-O contributed a total of $50,000 for information on Jayme's whereabouts. Jennie-O and its parent company, Hormel Foods, announced Thursday they're working with law enforcement to get its share of the reward to Jayme.

Jennie-O President Steve Lykken said in a statement he hopes a trust fund can be set up for Jayme's current and future needs.

Related stories:

Jayme Closs Comes Home

You can read the company's press release in its entirety below:

"On behalf of the entire Jennie-O and Hormel Foods family, we are overjoyed at the news of Jayme's safe return," said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. "Her bravery and strength have truly inspired our team members around the world. Barron is an incredibly strong community and one that never lost hope. We celebrated with the community, and the world, that Jayme is home."

"First and foremost, Jennie-O Turkey Store is a family," said Steve Lykken, Jennie-O Turkey Store president. "Here in Barron our Jennie-O family is dealing with a very tragic situation. While we are still mourning the loss of longtime family members Jim and Denise, we are so thankful for Jayme's brave escape and that she is back in Barron. The company has expressed its wishes to donate the $25,000 to Jayme. Our hope is that a trust fund can be used for Jayme's needs today and in the future."

The company has been an active supporter in the community throughout the search for Jayme, including supporting the family and law enforcement officials and organizing a Tree of Hope lighting ceremony as well. That event, which was held just weeks before her escape, was intended as a forum for employees and community members to send a unified message that no one would give up hope until Jayme was safely back home.

"On behalf of the Barron County Sheriff's Department and all the law enforcement agencies that assisted in this case, we would like to thank Jennie-O for their support and assistance during this case," said Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff. "We also agree that Jayme is the hero in this case and happy they have chosen her to receive the company's reward contribution. The partnerships created during this case will not only help Jayme and her family in the future but will continue to make us all stronger, led by the idea that we will never give up hope!"

Jayme Closs' accused kidnapper was prematurely discharged from Marine Corps

First published on January 23, 2019

© 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jennie-O to donate $25,000 reward money to Jayme Closs

The FBI and Jennie-O contributed a total of $50,000 for information on Closs' whereabouts; she had been kidnapped for nearly three months

updated 2M ago

U.S.-born journalist for Iranian network released from federal custody

Marzieh Hashemi – an American-born journalist working in Iran – has been released from U.S. custody after testifying before a grand jury in Washington

updated 24M ago

5 former DHS chiefs urge Trump, Congress to fund agency during shutdown

President Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly was one of the former DHS secretaries who signed the letter

updated 34M ago

What forming a presidential exploratory committee actually means

Several candidates have officially declared presidential campaigns, while others have just created exploratory committees

updated 46M ago

5 people killed in Florida bank shooting; suspect in custody

Zephen Xaver, 21, has been taken into custody Wednesday after SWAT team entered SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring, Florida

updated 42M ago

U.S.-born journalist for Iranian network released from federal custody

Marzieh Hashemi – an American-born journalist working in Iran – has been released from U.S. custody after testifying before a grand jury in Washington

updated 24M ago

5 former DHS chiefs urge Trump, Congress to fund agency during shutdown

President Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly was one of the former DHS secretaries who signed the letter

updated 34M ago

What forming a presidential exploratory committee actually means

Several candidates have officially declared presidential campaigns, while others have just created exploratory committees

updated 46M ago

More Americans now see Mueller probe as justified, CBS News poll finds

But they also say Democrats should be focusing on their own agenda — and not investigating Trump

1H ago

Pelosi tells Trump she won't let him deliver State of the Union

The shutdown showdown continues

2H ago

Mariano Rivera is Hall of Fame bound after amazing journey to MLB

Rivera, 49, is the first unanimous selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and will be enshrined this summer

1H ago

Migrant children in U.S. are being held in unlicensed shelters, lawyers say

A team of lawyers who inspect shelters say thousands of unaccompanied children are housed in unlicensed facilities

3H ago

NYPD stresses work with overseas partners in terror fight

"We are seeing the emergence of the propaganda-inspired lone wolf, or small groups of people as the primary threat," John Miller, the deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, told CBS News

updated 26M ago

Trump recognizes Venezuela's opposition leader as its legitimate president

Large anti-government protests erupted across the South American nation on Wednesday

1H ago

Venezuela's U.S.-backed opposition movement takes to the streets

Mike Pence calls Maduro a "dictator with no legitimate claim to power," and says U.S. supports re-invigorated opposition movement

9H ago

Carrie Underwood welcomes baby No. 2

The country singer and her former hockey player husband welcomed baby number two on Monday

4H ago

Connie Britton on the "ambitious storytelling in "SMILF"

The Showtime comedy series follows a single mom struggling to give her son a better life

7H ago

Alec Baldwin will take anger management class after guilty plea

He agreed to complete a one-day anger management class to resolve the criminal case

8H ago

James Gandolfini's son to play young Tony Soprano in upcoming movie

"It's a profound honor to continue my dad's legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano," 19-year-old Michael Gandolfini said

21H ago

Oscar snubs & surprises: Emily Blunt, Michael B. Jordan miss out on Academy Award nominations

Bradley Cooper is out of the running for Best Director, and other notable omissions from the list of contenders for this year's Oscars

22H ago

PG&E bankruptcy shows we don't know how to pay for climate change

As weather gets more extreme, corporations, citizens and politicians fight over who should pay for the damages

2H ago

Amazon's delivery robot "Scout" resembles a water cooler on wheels

Half a dozen of the self-driving devices are making the rounds in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington

4H ago

Northern lights to shine over parts of U.S., Canada tonight

Skygazers in some areas of the U.S. and Canada may get a rare glimpse of the aurora borealis

2H ago

Fleet of campus robots deliver students' pizza and coffee

Because nothing is more important to college students than pizza

5H ago

Boeing's flying taxi lifts off, a victory for Uber Air

Electric-powered prototype vertically lifts off and lands in Virginia, with forward flight up next for the self-flying craft

7H ago

Formerly conjoined twins thriving after rare, complex surgery

The girls are among the youngest twins joined at the head​ to be successfully separated

2H ago

Emergency declared over measles in anti-vax hotspot

23 cases of measles have been confirmed and health officials are investigating two more suspected cases in Clark County, Washington

1H ago

More blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing ingredient

Another pharmaceutical company is voluntarily recalling blood pressure medications due to trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical

7H ago

New York passes abortion rights law

On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act and Governor Cuomo celebrated by lighting landmarks in pink

8H ago

Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on a charge of sexual assault

3H ago

Walmart wants to hire 900 truckers and pay them $90K a year

Amid national shortage of drivers, retail giant is offering well above the industry scale

2H ago

Hulu slashes prices on its most popular streaming plan

As Netflix lifts its pricing, rival streaming service makes play for budget-conscious viewers

2H ago

PG&E bankruptcy shows we don't know how to pay for climate change

As weather gets more extreme, corporations, citizens and politicians fight over who should pay for the damages

2H ago

Ken Griffin buys America's most expensive home

Billionaire hedge fund manager sets record with purchase of future penthouse atop 220 Central Park South in NYC

1H ago

Amazon's delivery robot "Scout" resembles a water cooler on wheels

Half a dozen of the self-driving devices are making the rounds in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington

4H ago

Jennie-O to donate $25,000 reward money to Jayme Closs

The FBI and Jennie-O contributed a total of $50,000 for information on Closs' whereabouts; she had been kidnapped for nearly three months

updated 2M ago

5 people killed in Florida bank shooting; suspect in custody

Zephen Xaver, 21, has been taken into custody Wednesday after SWAT team entered SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring, Florida

updated 42M ago

Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on a charge of sexual assault

3H ago

Main doctor named of incapacitated woman who was raped, gave birth: Report

Doctor suspended; the woman had a baby after being sexually assaulted at Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix

2H ago

4 arrested in plot to attack Muslim community in New York

Investigators said the suspects were targeting Islamberg, a community that's been targeted in the past

Jan 22  Original Article