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Missing girl helped lead authorities to the man accused of kidnapping her and killing her parents

(CNN) — Jayme Closs escaped from the remote Wisconsin residence of her suspected captor — a man now arrested on suspicion of killing the teen’s parents and abducting her three months ago — and then flagged down a woman who was walking her dog, authorities said. The case spurred numerous searches and thousands of tips from the public, but it was 13-year-old Jayme who helped herself to freedom. “In cases like this we often need a big break, and it was Jayme herself who gave us that break,” FBI Special Agent Justin Tolomeo told reporters Friday during a news conference in the girl’s hometown of Barron, Wisconsin. Jayme, who was reported missing October 15 after her parents were found shot dead in their home near Barron, was discovered walking alone Thursday afternoon two counties to the north, outside the rural community of Gordon , authorities said. The man accused of abducting her — Jake Thomas Patterson, 21 — was arrested shortly afterward when a law enforcement